Vehari is a city about 100 km (62 mi) from the historical city of Multan and is the headquarters of Vehari District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is situated at the Multan Delhi Road constructed by Indian Muslim Emperor Sher Shah Suri. It is located at an altitude of 135 m (443 ft). It is 96 km (60 mi) from the regional metropolis of Multan and about 37 km (23 mi) north of the river Sutlej – the southernmost of the five rivers of the Punjab region. Islam Head works is located on this river near Luddan on the Luddan-Vehari canal providing irrigation water to both banks of the river, which includes the upper fringes of the Cholistan Desert.
DHQ HOSPITAL VEHARI
- Established In 1969 As Civil Hospital Vehari (Near Gol Chowk Vehari)
- Initially 42 Bedded.
- Upgraded As DHQ Hospital Vehari W.E.F. 1.7.1976.
- Bed Strength Increased From 42 To 125 W.E.F. 23-1-1983.
- Shifted To Present location (Between H-block & Sharqi Colony Vehari) In 1983.
- Hospital Area is about 26 acres 6 kanals
- Current bed strength is 240
VEHARI DISTRICT AT A GLANCE
|Population – 1998||2090416 persons|
|Female||1006604 (48.15 %)|
|Sex Ratio (males per 100 females)||107.7|
|Populaltion Density||479.0 per Sq. Km|
|Urban Population||335432 (16.05 %)|
|Rural Population||1754984 (83.95 %)|
|Average Household Size||6.9|
|Literacy Ratio (10 +)||36.8%|
|Population – 1981||1328808 persons|
|Average Annual Growth Rate (1981 – 98)||2.70%|
|Total Housing Units||301201|
|Pacca Housing Units||133031 (44.17%)|
|Housing Units having Electricity||191163 (63.47 %)|
|Housing Units having Piped Water||51888 (17.23 %)|
|Housing Units using Gas for Cooking||7640 (2.54 %)|