Health & safety
Gilgit has a district hospital (upper Hospital Rd) and, nearby, a Women’s Hospital with female doctors. Foreign women can go to either, though the former has more specialists. The internationally staffed, privately funded Vision International Eye Hospital (55778; www.gilgiteyehospital.org; River View Rd), 2km east of the twin suspension Jinnah Bridges, confirms that in emergencies they can help travellers with non-eye problems. The hospital relies on (and welcomes) private donations.
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