Dr. Abdul Bari Khan
Dr. Abdul Bari Khan graduated from Dow Medical College in 1986 and received a fellowship in Cardiac Surgery from the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan in 1995. Witnessing the bleak landscape of Pakistan’s health sector, he decided to establish a hospital that would help repair the broken health system, and he, along with other philanthropists, established the country’s first free paperless hospital – The Indus Hospital. In 2017, it evolved to become the Indus Hospital & Health Network, one of the largest healthcare networks in Pakistan. Currently, the Network comprises 13 hospitals in Sindh and Punjab, out of which five are owned, and IHHN manages eight under the public-private partnership mandate. Dr. Bari has earned numerous awards in recognition of his effort and achievements. In 2015, he was awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz and the Halal-e-Imtiaz, the second-highest civilian award in Pakistan in 2019.