Humble cardiac surgeon Dr AG Jatoi, the maker of Mideast Hospital, won hearts just as he mended them
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KARACHI: When cardiac surgeon Dr Abdul Ghaffar Jatoi bought a plot in Clifton for his hospital in the 1970s, people laughed. It will sink, they scoffed. Indeed, at the time, this part of Karachi was swampy and barely two cars drove past all afternoon. But when it closed down, nearly four decades later, there was widespread panic that people would have nowhere to go.
Today Mideast Hospital stands no more, torn down six years ago after the elderly Dr Jatoi considered it best to wrap up. But this landmark’s memory lingers in Karachi’s mind. And on Tuesday night there was another turning point in its history as its creator passed away in London of a sudden heart attack.
Dr Abdul Ghaffer Jatoi was born on July 28, 1938 in New Jatoi in Naushahroferoze. He went to MH Khawaja DC High School in Nawabshah, Hyderabad Public School and Karachi Grammar School before going to Liaquat Medical College, Jamshoro where he received his MBBS in 1961, securing first p
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