In 1941, Sir Ganga Ram’s family established a medical school called Balak Ram Medical School, named after Sir Ganga Ram’s son. Immediately after independence in 1947, the college was closed and the school building was abandoned. However, with the help of colleagues, medical expert Professor Shujaat Ali came up with the idea of setting up a medical institute there to train female doctors. That is why Professor Shujaat Ali’s group asked Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to name the institution after his sister Fatima Jinnah. The leader approved the use of his name. Fatima Jinnah Women’s Medical College in Lahore joined the first batch of 39 female students in January 1948 and was formally established in March 1949 by the then Prime Minister of Pakistan Khawaja Nizamuddin.
The Administration Library is equipped with all state-of-the-art facilities that meet HEC standards. Library membership is free for all registered students. It is a collection of 47,000 volumes which includes textbooks and reference books for all subjects of health sciences. The library offers textbook services. The bookstore has been selling 3 books for this purpose for the last 5 years. The library also created a corner for WHO references and research. The Library Journal section contains a collection of 27,500 original medical journals. Our regular list includes 37 national magazines and 15 international magazines. The library has about 35 videos on various health related topics. The library produces about 130 CDs of medical books. The general textbook section is available to students, including 700 textbooks. Plans are afoot to build a network of university and hospital departments and link them with other countries and international universities. The library has free internet access.
The Audio Visual Department is equipped with eight multimedia systems for new computers and lectures.
The student hostel has seven blocks. There are about a thousand students in the hostel. There are indoor and outdoor sports facilities, a gym and a swimming pool. The university provides seven buses daily for students.
Ganga Ram Hospital
Sir Gangram Hospital is located in the heart of the city near Lahore Main Road and Punjab Council. This is FJMU Teaching Hospital. The hospital is surrounded by a densely populated area that serves west and south of the city and neighboring Lahore. The hospital has 700 beds, but the average number of admissions is 800.
Fatima Jinnah Medical University admits 250 students every year. 50% of the seats are reserved by the federal government, and students from Sindh, KPK, Balochistan, FATA, PATA, Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas are admitted. 23 seats are reserved for PTAP (Pakistan Technical Assistance Program) for friendly countries and Islamic countries.