“What if each person asked himself and herself every night just before falling asleep: ‘Did I make the world a peaceful place today? ’Imagine the world, when a significant number of us honestly can answer, ‘yes’.”-Dean Jackson. List of Top 7 Nonprofit Organizations Providing Free Medical Care to People in Need in Pakistan
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Nonprofits are organizations, that express their solemn concern and care for their fellow human being’s with the belief that the future of mankind can be better. Thus, through their charitable activities,they are fixing the lives of broken people who need assistance to overcome their hardships and agonies.
Nonprofit organizations are working independently in the healthcare sector, with the solemn aim of uplifting and fixing poor lives that are torn apart or almost paralyzed due to diseases and sickness. Most of these poor patients are suffering from illnesses that are easily curable, yet they cannot hope to get permanent relief only because they do not have the money to pay for it. Nonprofits are working on their charitable campaigns and projects to give free treatment to these poor souls who would otherwise continue to suffer terribly.
The charitable services provided by the nonprofits in the healthcare sector are very important not only for our society but also for the economy of our country. Now, one doesn’t need to be an economist to understand this simple fact, that an unhealthy or immobile population cannot even take the responsibility of their own lives let alone contribute for the greater interest of the country’s economy.
Today, the barrier to Pakistan’s prosperity and success are not just factors like terrorism, drones or energy crises but also lack of proper healthcare to its citizens is undermining their working capabilities and potentials on the whole.
Hence, improving our healthcare should be made an immediate priority, if we are actually willing to stand as a strong, affluent and booming nation on the global platform.
Nonprofits are already doing their part in the healthcare system by serving the diverse medical needs of individuals, families and communities, and trying to cover their treatments through fundraising.
We just need to embrace the purpose of ensuring the welfare of the community as our ultimate objective and work to uplift the befallen lives.
Let us offer our meaningful support to these nonprofit organizations to bring goodness to our society and improve the quality of life for everyone.
Here we have enlisted “List of Top 7 Nonprofit Organizations Providing Free Medical Care to People in Need in Pakistan” :
List of Top 7 Non-Profit Organizations Providing Free Medical Care to People in Need in Pakistan
1. Transparent Hands
2. Fatimid Foundation
3. Al-Mustafa Welfare Society
4. Ehsaas Foundation
5. Al-Khidmat Foundation
6. Bilqees Sarwar Foundation
7. Healthcare And Social Welfare Association
“Transparent Hands” provides free medical and surgical treatment facility to the deserving patients across Pakistan in private hospitals. It also sets up free medical camps in rural areas of the country in which free consultation, free medicines and free diagnostic tests facility is given to the needy patients and their families. Donors from all over the world can use our online Crowdfunding web portal and donate through 100% secure payment modes. They could select any patient, fund the treatment and receive regular feedback and updates until the patient is recovered completely.
Our User Friendly Online Fundraising Work as Follows :
- Choose the medical project that you want to fund.
- Choose from a number of payment methods as per your convenience.
- Donate for that particular project and get tax exemption.
- Get regular updates of the patient until he/she gets fully recovered.
What makes us unique is; our transparency level that means donors will be ensured that each penny they are giving will be spent on the needy patient. We do this by uploading all the hospital bills and other documents of our patient, after his/her surgery is successfully conducted or he/she undergoes complete treatment of the disease. Donor can see that the exact amount hospital has charged against the treatment of that particular patient.
Why Donate to Us?
- You want to save the lives of people by donating for their medical/surgical treatment.
- You want to sponsor a medical camp in remote area of Pakistan which could provide free treatment to hundreds of patients and their families.
- You need complete transparency of where your donation/charity is going.
Donors can completely put their trust in us regarding their donations and charity. There are many people in Pakistan and all over the world who wish to spend their money on non-profit charity organizations, but they are unsure about the cause to which they should donate. In order to ensure complete transparency, Transparent Hands uploads all the documents with the patients’ success stories so the donors can see that their money is spent on a right cause.
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2. Fatimid Foundation :
“Fatimid Foundation” was established as a Non Profit Organisation by late Mr. Nazim Jiwa in 1978 in Karachi. The major aim of establishing this Organisation was to provide cost free blood/blood components to patients suffering from various chronic blood disorders, requiring blood/blood component therapy as an essential part of their treatment.
- To maintain and project Fatimid Foundation on the world map.
- To strengthen their leading position in thalassaemia management.
- To shape the blood banking and haematological sector by integrating test results and medical information.
- To provide awareness and prevention of thalassaemia in Pakistan so as to support decision makers and superior patient management.
- To provide first class quality blood banking and haematological services safely & competitively to mustahiq patients and the community at large.
- To ensure the use of FDA/CE approved high quality material and equipments for the treatment of thalassaemia, haemophilia and other genetic blood disorders.
- To achieve managerial & technical excellence in the field of blood banking & haematological services.
- To engage professional manpower in the field of blood banking and haematological services.
- To provide in house and off site training and development to staff in all functional areas.
- To ensure complete transparency, good governance and management practices as a non profit organisation.
Help Fatimid in Saving a Life :
There is no substitute for blood and there is no cause nobler than donating blood to save a life.
The modern concept is to use components of blood according to specific indication as such one unit of blood donation can save three lives rather than one.
It is an established medical fact that blood donation activates the blood making system in the body and as such makes fresh and healthier blood. Since ancient times, physicians advised persons to bleed, which was considered a cure for many diseases and ailments. Modern medical research confirms that regular blood donors are less susceptible to heart attacks. Blood donors are also more active physically and mentally.
The blood of the donor is fully screened for deadly and fast spreading Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, Syphilis and Malarial parasite. The blood donor gets a report of his / her screened blood and group.
3. Al-Mustafa Welfare Society :
“Al-Mustafa Welfare Society” is one of the most reputable non-profit welfare organizations in Pakistan ,working for the social development and providing relief to low income group since 1983. It is run by a team of highly motivated intellectuals and social workers comprising of Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Business Executives and Representatives of various fields of life. Al-Mustafa’s branches are working all over the country from Kashmir to Karachi. They are providing Healthcare, Education, Public Awareness and Emergency Relief Services. Al-Mustafa is serving thousands of poor and needy people on daily basis through its Medical Centers, Clinics, Schools, Mosques, Madarsahas, Orphanage, Vocational Training Centers and Skill Development Centers all over the country.
Free Medical Camps :
Al-Mustafa Welfare Society regularly organizes Free Medical Camps all over Pakistan, in areas where people can’t even afford their routine check-up. Free Medicines are also provided to the patients in Free Medical Camps. There are different types of Free Medical Camps as follows:
General Free Medical Camp :
In General Free Medical Camp, General Physician does check-up of patients and they are provided with the prescribed medicines. Some investigations as also done such as sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure and BMI etc.
Emergency Medical Camp :
Emergency Medical Camps are organized whenever any disaster occurs anywhere like Earthquake 2005, Flood 2010, 2011 ,2012.
Free Eye Surgeries Camp :
In Free Eye Camps, Eye Specialist does check-up of patients and they are provided with prescribed medicines. In these camps, many Cataract cases are found and Cataract Surgeries are performed free of cost.
Free Cleft Lip Palate Camp :
In Cleft Lip & Palate Camp, Plastic Surgeons does check-up of the patients who have problem of Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate and their surgeries are performed free of cost.
4. Ehsaas Foundation:
“Ehsaas Foundation” was founded in 1998 by Mrs. Rifat Shaukat. Ehsaas is an aid and development charity with over 8 years of grass-roots experience that helps low income families to alleviate their poverty and suffering by taking care of their basic necessities of food, water, shelter, health, education and employment – all without compromising their dignity. In addition, Ehsaas also rapidly implements emergency humanitarian relief in areas that have been struck by calamity.
Several of Ehsaas’s campaigns have been created in partnership with the Khawaja Gharib Nawaz Welfare Trust International (KGNWTI) and ARY Television Network including the EHSAAS ZINDAGI KA Campaign which gave welfare and humanitarian relief including Food Support, Clean Water and Shelter during the Pakistan floods of 2010 and 2011.
There is a dire need for health services in some of the poorest regions of Pakistan. Their Health Projects are run in some of the most deprived areas of Pakistan, and vary from helping individuals with life-threatening illnesses to supporting institutions that have helped over 1.4 million people so far such as the Fatima Bai Hospital. In addition, they also provide Medical Camps with free nutrition, consultancy and medicines and Eye Camps with free spectacles and cataract operations.
Medical Camps :
Ehsaas holds Free Medical Camps in some of the poorest areas of Pakistan.
Over 600 people attended their last medical camp, where your donations provided free consultation and medicines.
Pakistan is one of the highest ranking countries where people are still getting affected by preventable diseases such as tuberculosis, polio and malaria while non-communicable diseases are also increasing considerably.
Ehsaas knows the desperate need to provide these health services to those that can least afford them and, with your generous support, would like to undertake many more free medical camps in the most deprived areas, especially to deal with chest and lung problems and many other problems such as :
- Intestinal Infections
- Bacterial Diseases
- Viral Diseases
- Diseases of Respiratory System
- Diseases of Digestive System
- Diseases of Urinary System
Eye Camps :
Ehsaas holds free Eye Camps in the most deprived areas of Pakistan, for the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and for Syrian refugees, to help avoid blindness by undertaking eye check-ups and cataract operations.
However, they know there is still a desperate need to provide even more eyesight health services especially to those that can least afford them and, with your generous support, they would like to undertake many more free eye camps.
Fatima Bai Hospital :
The Fatima Bai 100-bed general hospital in Karachi is run on a no profit no loss basis.
It is a modern well-equipped and well-staffed facility with experienced doctors and provides affordable treatment for those on low incomes and treats on average over 4,000 patients a month.
The Fatima Bai Hospital was established in 1985 under the supervision of Haji Yaqoob Wali Muhammad Gandhi Foundation.
5. Al-Khidmat Foundation :
“Al-khidmat Foundation” is one of the leading, non-profit and independent organization, fully dedicated to humanitarian services. Al-khidmat workers and volunteers continue to work tirelessly for relief of affected people across Pakistan and worldwide. Their dedicated services include disaster management, health services, education, orphan care, clean water, Mawakhat (interest free loan) and other community services.
Their Vision :
“Service to humanity with integrity”
Their Mission :
Al-khidmat Foundation Pakistan being non-political, non-governmental and non-profit organization is committed to serve humanity, especially vulnerable and orphans without any kind of discrimination to contribute in their well-being of health, education, financial sustainability, livelihood, shelter, availability of clean water, mosques, savage of disaster and other aspects of life .
Health Services :
Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan has always been striving to serve the poorest segment of the society. Alkhidmat Foundation has devised a health services program for establishing and administering Mother and Child Healthcare Centers, Hospitals, Mobile Medical Camps, Ambulance Service, Diagnostic and Collection Centers and Blood Banks across Pakistan.
Mother and Child Health-Care Centers :
Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan has established Mother & Child Healthcare Centers across Pakistan. It’s a 24/7 facility for all patients regardless of the race, religion and caste. It doesn’t only provide emergency service but also the facility of general wards for all the patients including nursery for the newborns.
Hospitals are important to treat serious illnesses, diseases and disorders of various types and severity. They don’t only provide emergency services but also provide long term and continuous medical facility to indoor patients. They also create jobs and in some cases can provide a safe place for people who are mostly recovered from abuse etc. Their hospitals are a medical facility for all the segments of society regardless of their socio-economic status.
Clinic is a place where outpatients are given medical treatment or advice. Alkhidmat Foundation has established a large number of clinics, which help the poor and needy people to get access to a qualified medical doctor. Clinics also refer patients to the nearby hospital of Alkhidmat Foundation where and when necessary.
Diagnostic centers :
Alkhidmat Foundation Diagnostic Network through its Diagnostic centers provides more reliable and authentic reports, with the help of its latest imported diagnostic equipment in its diagnostic centers and qualified medical staff. Most of the diagnostic centers of Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan are serving in remote and rural areas of Pakistan.
Ambulance service :
The objective of Alkhidmat Foundation for its ambulance service is to mitigate the severity of accidents or disasters where many people die as a result of unavailability of quick access to hospitals or ambulances arriving too late on the scene. A large number of our ambulances across Pakistan provide appropriate pre-hospital care to the patients and or victims of any emergency situation.
Blood Banks :
Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan has established many Blood Banks across Pakistan. These blood banks provide platelets for patients of Dengue fever for their treatment. Blood can also be acquired for patients who go under medical surgeries and other medical tests like Biopsy and Endoscopy.
Medical Camps :
Besides its several health and medical facilities, Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan also arranges mobile medical camps as its out-reach program to provide medical and health facility, to those who can’t afford medical services. These camps provide specialized medical staff for the patients at their nearby place.
Alkhidmat Ambulance Fleet Management :
Alkhidmat Ambulance Fleet Management is another step towards the fulfillment of our goal service to humanity. The system is equipped with various advanced gadgets and technology tools for complete management of urgent and programmed services.
Free Helpline 1023 :
The free helpline 1023 enables the citizens to reach Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan’s Ambulance Service from across the country. The country wide network maintains a track record of 10-minute response time and documentation system.
6. Bilqees Sarwar Foundation :
“Bilqees Sarwar Foundation (BSF)” is a registered welfare organization in Pakistan, which aims to provide public health, education and humanitarian support to the local community and beyond this BSF is working for the welfare of the prisoners.
The main aim of the foundation is to alleviate suffering and build community resilience post-humanitarian crises through improving the quality and access to public health, and widening educational opportunities.
In 2005, the Sarwar family struggled to find quality healthcare for a sick family member. In that same year, a devastating earthquake shook regions of Pakistan and many families were left without basic supplies and healthcare services. Throughout the relief effort, the Sarwar’s became one of the largest donors to citizens in the region and in 2013; they expanded their efforts internationally to reach a wider scope of people.
By supporting international projects through in-kind and financial donations, they aim to build more sustainable and productive futures for vulnerable populations.
Their Pledge to Their Community :
Bilqees Sarwar Foundation (BSF) was founded by the Sarwar family, on the belief that ‘charity begins at home’. Over the past 10 years, BSF has worked tirelessly by conducting projects, campaigns and building partnerships in order to serve a wider scope of communities around the world.
Education for the Most Vulnerable Populations :
BSF has offered scholarships to primary and secondary level students since its inception. Scholarship recipients report that challenges at home prevent their continued schooling.
Health Care :
1- The Bilqees Sarwar Hospital (BSH) :
The Bilqees Sarwar Hospital (BSH) is part of the Bilqees Sarwar Foundation (BSF), a family-run charity based in Lahore, Pakistan. The hospital provides free healthcare to employees of H. Sheikh Noor-ud-Din & Sons (HSNDS) and to those most in need in the local community.
BSH provides walk-in patients access to general physicians, optometrists, fully equipped wards and laboratories, and offers specialized eye treatments and laser vision correction, among other medical services. BSH treats approximately 12,000 patients per month.
Their Capacity is:
- 4 Medical Doctors
- 3 Nurses
- 4 Bed Ward
- 4 Consultancy Rooms
- 2 Dialysis Units
- 50 Dialysis Chairs
2- Mayo Hospital Project :
Bilqees Sarwar Foundation Sponsors Mayo Hospital Renovation :
As part of its commitment to give back to society, NRS International’s family-run charity Bilqees Sarwar Foundation (BSF) has been conducting renovations, upgrade and maintenance of different wards at Mayo Hospital, one of the biggest and oldest hospitals in Lahore, Pakistan.
Renovation of East Medical Ward (Male) :
Bilqees Sarwar Foundation (BSF) has formally inaugurated the newly renovated East Medical Ward (Male Unit) at Mayo Hospital.
Renovation of East Medical Ward (Female) :
Bilqees Sarwar Foundation (BSF), has completed the renovation of Mayo Hospital’s East Medical Ward (Female) with a total budget of 50 million Pakistani rupees. This is the third ward to be fully renovated by BSF following the completion of the East Medical Ward (Male) and Neurology Ward.
Renovation of Nephrology Ward :
Bilqees Sarwar Foundation (BSF) achieved another milestone by completing another refurbishment of a medical ward in Mayo Hospital.
3- Lahore General Hospital Project :
Establishment of Help Center at LGH :
To provide the patients with quality treatment, Bilqees Sarwar Foundation (BSF) has established a fully functional Help Centre to facilitate the patients by providing them with an access to advance machinery available at Bilqees Sarwar Hospital’s Diagnostic Centre including 64 Slice CT Scan and MRI and also educate them regarding Kidney Care and Dialysis treatment.
Prisoners Welfare :
The Bilqees Sarwar Foundation (BSF), in partnership with the Government of Punjab’s Prisons Department, has refurbished and equipped Lahore’s District Jail Hospital with first aid and diagnostic facilities.
7. HEALTHCARE AND SOCIAL WELFARE ASSOCIATION :
“Healthcare And Social Welfare Association (HASWA)” is a not for profit organization working in the Health Sector for the last SIXTEEN years. Their Aim is to help the poorest of the poor.
They believe that every human being has a right to live a healthy happy life not just an existence.
HASWA was registered with the Govt of Pakistan in May 2001 as an NGO, a Not For Profit organization working in the Health and Social Welfare field. HASWA has also been certified by the Pakistan Centre of Philanthropy(PCP) Islamabad.
Their Mission :
- To provide emotional and financial support to people suffering from congenital defects and physical handicaps specially those who are unable to finance their treatment.
- To provide free medicines and Medical and Surgical treatment to the extremely poor who cannot afford treatment.
1- Artificial Limbs :
In collaboration with Rotary Club of Karachi and Jaipur Foot Team, India, HASWA technicians are making limbs which are light, easily adjustable and very mobile. A permanent Prosthesis Centre and Workshop is functioning at the Rotary Community Center, Gulistan e Jauhar, Karachi where free services are provided to everyone. They have provided more than 10,000 artificial Limbs and Calipers over the last six years. These were provided totally free of Charge from donations. The value of these were more than 100 Million Rupees. They do not charge or collect any cash money for the installation or servicing of an artificial limb. All artificial limbs are provided free of cost to all deserving visitors at our center.
2- Cleft Lip and Palate :
HASWA has been providing free reconstructive surgery of lip and cleft palate to deserving children in collaboration with Patel Hospital Karachi and Smile Train, a New York based organization. With their combined resources, They have provided free Surgical correction for more than 1000 Cleft Lip and Palate patients.
3- Medical Equipment and Medicines Distribution :
Millions of Rupees worth of Medicines, Medical and Surgical supplies and equipment have been donated free of charge over the years.
HASWA has actively been holding Medical Camps in the last 10 years.
They also support two Foundations who run hospices for the elderly and terminally sick, specifically Cancer Patients.
4- Speech Therapy Center :
A Speech Therapy Center has been set up at the Rotary Club Community Center.
This Speech Therapy Center is a joint venture of HASWA, The Special Education department of the University of Karachi and the Rotary Club of Karachi .
They noted that a lot of children who were operated upon for Cleft Lip and Palate, a Congenital Deformity were found to have severe speech problems. Smile Train of New York provided a grant to HASWA to set up a speech therapy Center so as to help these poor children speak normally and grow up as normal citizen’s and not with a stigma.
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We need nonprofit organizations in our healthcare system as an alternative solution to resolve the issues that the government, its ministries, and administrations do not care about.
The government-run hospitals are overcrowded, poorly equipped and are understaffed. As a result, many patients have to wait for a long time before they actually get their treatment or surgeries get scheduled. The patients also complain that they were only given dates for months or years, but never got the treatment done as they were declined by the authorities saying that there was no place to accommodate the extra patients.
The private hospitals are clearly run for the middle and elite class of the society who can pay for their expensive facilities. In these hospitals, poor or low-income patients have to deposit the fees first at the counter before even getting their emergency relief.
Amidst such crucial circumstances, the poor and low-income families are completely depressed because they don’t know where to ask for help when they badly need healthcare to cure their illnesses.
When there is no hope that the government is going to take any initiative right at this moment to improve the quality of our healthcare, we have to rely on the nonprofit organization as an alternative solution.
Nonprofit organizations working in the healthcare system are providing free medical facilities, diagnosis, medicine, and even surgeries to poor and low-income families across the country, to ensure that they can get access to basic healthcare which is not a privilege but their rights. These organizations are also raising awareness among the illiterate people about family planning, having nutritional foods, maintenance of personal hygiene and training midwives.
Nonprofit organizations are working with honesty and transparency to touch millions of lives out there. Now it’s our turn to support them through our financial aid and volunteering services.