Department of Pediatrics was established since the beginning of Shifa International Hospital in 1993. The services available in the department are outpatient, inpatient, neonatal intensive care unit and pediatric intensive care unit. Up to 3000 children are born every year in the hospital. 20 percent of all the newborns are at high risk and need level-II or level-III care during their stay in the hospital. The Pediatrics patient has turnover of more than 35000 per year. The faculty is considered to be of highest caliber in the region catering large area of northern Punjab, KPK, AJK and neighboring Afghanistan as well.
The department has eleven faculty members; all of them hold post-graduate degrees from USA, UK or Pakistan. The sub-specialty services are offered in the disciplines of pediatrics gastroenterology and liver transplant, pediatrics nephrology, urology and renal transplant, pediatric intensive care unit, pediatric hematology/oncology and bone marrow transplant. Two surgeons on board provide pediatric/neonatal surgeries and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Department of pediatrics provides primary care facility that includes well-child clinic, vaccinations, developmental assessment and provide round the clock service through Emergency Department.
Department of Pediatrics has been recognized by College of Physician and Surgeons of Pakistan for FCPS and MCPS training.