Capital Hospital, Islamabad was incorporated in the Capital Development Authority as a small day care Medical Centre providing preventive and curative medical facilities on out patient basis to the employees of the Capital Development Authority in particular and residents of Islamabad in general.
The need for in-patient care necessitated the conversion of this day care centre into a hospital facility and in March 1981, a 60 bedded hospital was started comprising Medical and Paediatric wards, coronary care Unit, X-Ray Department, Pathology Laboratory, Dental Clinic, Dermatology Department and Mother & child Health Centre.
In the Second Phase the Surgical Block of the hospital was completed and started function in September 1992 with the Departent of General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, Gynae and Obstetrics, Neo-natology, Eye & ENT, Post-operative Intensive Care and Accident and Emergency Department. Thus the 60 bedded facility developed into a 250 bedded hospital equipped with the latest equipment and providing modern Medical & Surgical facilities to the patients in emergency, out-patient and the wards. In 1999 a new block to house outpatients and laboratory was also commissioned.
The Capital Hospital provides free treatment to the CDA employees, their families and dependent parents. Hospital is also open to the general public. Consultation in the out-patient and provision of emergency treatment is free. However, non-entitled patients are charged for investigations and in-patient treatment.
To provide the latest diagnostic and treatment facilities, a Mobile Coronary Care Unit was introduced by the hospital in November, 1982, as an extension of the hospital based coronary care unit. The Hospital has the distinct privilege of introducing Nuclear Cardiology to Pakistan in 1985. The other cardiac diagnostic facilities available in the hospital include Treadmill Exercise ECG testing, 24 hours ambulatory ECG monitoring and Echo-Cardiography.