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List of Top Organizations for Free Cardiac Surgery of Poor Patients

List of Top Organizations for Free Cardiac Surgery of Poor Patients

List of Top Organizations for Free Cardiac Surgery of Poor Patients

The Pakistani economy cannot be classified as a developed one. It is a struggling state and has been in this condition since its inception in 1947. Although things have improved relatively, it cannot yet be said that the country has been relieved of all its burdens and the problems have been completely alleviated. This can be attributed to many diseases that have plagued the state since its birth, including high levels of corruption and lack of interest in infrastructural development. Because of these reasons, several sectors have suffered greatly and have failed to achieve modern standards. One of these departments is that of healthcare facilities, which sadly stands at a stage so poor that the World Health Organization ranked it 122 out of 180 on its performance report. Despite this, the government further reduced the budget allocated to the furthering of the healthcare industry’s interests, exhibiting the state’s uninterested in the matter. List of Top Organizations for Free Cardiac Surgery of Poor Patients.

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However, all of this does not mean that all Pakistanis are unable to access modern, life-saving medication and equipment. It is one of the saddest truths of this country that despite having some of the best doctors and resources, the majority of the nation stands deprived and unattended during their ailment times. Treatment opportunities are available to the financially elite and are refused to the poverty-stricken masses. Consequently, several other issues arise. It was estimated recently that around 30- 40 % of all deaths that occur in Pakistan annually occur due to some form of cardiovascular diseases. It is said that each hour, around 46 people die at the hands of heart attacks, and this number keeps on climbing higher. While these statistics may be attributed to unhealthy lifestyles adopted by many people and severe malnutrition, it can also not be ignored that the inability of the health sector to aid the poor is also one of the most important factors. If timely and free treatment be provided to the economically disadvantaged people, these statistics could drop significantly.

The things that have been mentioned above highlight a very alarming situation. It is something that must be dealt immediately and efficiently. Indeed, a country can never prosper if the people who bear its weight on their shoulders are ill. A population that is not healthy and ails at the hands of diseases that deprive it of its energy, is a population that fails to rise above problems that afflict it. But the governmental inadequacy has been very evident in this matter. Therefore, a few individuals and non-governmental organizations came together and formed facilities that could care for those suffering from cardiovascular diseases and provide them with cardiac surgeries. These organizations have focused their energies and efforts towards poor patients who do not have the means to finance their treatments. By providing them with treatment, that too at zero cost, these groups have helped hundreds of people throughout the country. Their work is notable , noble and deserves appreciation.

Currently, many such organizations are actively supporting individuals with cardiac problems. The list below identifies the top few of them.

List of Top Organizations for Free Cardiac Surgery of Poor Patients

1. Transparent Hands

2. Memon Medical Institute Hospital

3. The Indus Hospital

4. National Institute of Cardiovascular diseases (NICD)

5. Punjab Institute of Cardiology

6. PCHF (Pakistan Children’s Heart Foundation)

7. Kulsum Healthcare Foundation

8. Mayo Hospital Lahore

1. Transparent Hands

Free Healthcare Services for Those Who Cannot Afford

“Transparent Hands” is the largest technology platform for crowdfunding in the healthcare sector of Pakistan. It offers a complete range of free healthcare services including medical and surgical treatments, medical camps and telehealth facility, to the underprivileged community of Pakistan.

The platform provides visibility of needy patients and builds a personal and trusted bond between patients and donors while ensuring complete transparency. It also sets up free medical camps in the rural areas of Pakistan in which, free medical consultation, free medicines and free diagnostic tests facility is provided to the deserving patients.

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2. Memon Medical Institute Hospital

What they do

MMIH is a 332 bed tertiary care hospital project with state-of-the-art infrastructure that is designed according to the international standards. It is a not for profit set up and is 100% donor funded project that aims to serve people regardless of their caste, creed, color, religion or ability to pay. It has a Patients’ Welfare Program to support the needy people.

The hospital has a covered area of 320, 000 sq. ft. It is centrally air conditioned and designed to meet International Standards. Nursing School, Medical College and Research Institute are planned on 11.5 acres.

Vision

To be a role model for caring, curing, education, training, research and employment

Mission

To provide accessible and affordable quality health care and education to all with empathy, dignity and respect, IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR CASTE, CREED, COLOR, RELIGION OR ABILITY TO PAY.

Aim

To lead Pakistan towards international quality of healthcare standards while at the same time, providing quality education to medical and nursing personnel.

Specialties:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • General Surgery
  • Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Services
  • Nephrology
  • ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Dentistry
  • Family Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Pulmonology
  • Nutrition and Diet Control
  • Gastroenterology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Gen Medicine
  • Urology
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • EYE / OPTHALOMOLOGY

3. The Indus Hospital

Spread over 20 acres of land and located in the densely populated Korangi area, The Indus Hospital is 300-bed tertiary care multidisciplinary hospital providing premium healthcare in an impressive, state-of-the-art facility completely free to everyone.

It is has the privilege to be Pakistan’s first paperless hospital and has now become a symbol of hope for the most vulnerable members of the society.

How They Started

The founder of The Indus Hospital, Dr Abdul Bari Khan, and their co-founders served in the public sector hospitals for many years. During their time at government run hospitals, they witnessed the plight of the poverty stricken patients of Karachi. It was at this time that they envisioned to make a multi-disciplinary tertiary care hospital that served the under-served population of Karachi with free and quality treatment.

After a few years, in the year 2005, the Islamic Mission Trust donated a non-functioning hospital building to their founders. This building was renovated and made operational in the year 2007. The Indus Hospital was set up as a tertiary care and multi-disciplinary hospital with 150 beds in the area of Korangi. It serves as an absolutely free of charge hospital with no cash counter.

The Indus Hospital has now evolved into a Health Network with hospitals and public health outreach clinics spread all across Pakistan serving the under-served population of Pakistan with free of charge, indiscriminate and quality treatment.

Vision

Excellence in Healthcare for all to Please Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala.

Mission

  • To focus on creating an excellence-driven, comprehensive, compassionate, free of charge and replicable healthcare system accessible to all.
  • To be a not-for-profit entity, managed with the Islamic concept of Waqf and funded through donations and Zakat.
  • To adhere to ethical best practices in all aspects of its operations, while following the Shariah and the Law of the Land.
  • To empower its employees for their spiritual and professional growth
  • To enhance and build human capacities through quality education and research.

4. National Institute of Cardiovascular diseases (NICD)

What they do:

Since its inception in 1963, the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) has played a pivotal role in caring for patients with heart disease in Pakistan. NICVD is the first tertiary cardiac care institute in South Asia as well as the flagship facility for cardiology in Pakistan with a focus on superior care for patients, education and training for medical professionals, and research and development in cardiology.

NICVD caters to the cardiovascular needs of a vast majority of patients from all provinces of Pakistan as well as Afghan refugees and patients from other neighboring countries. It is responsible for training the bulk of local cardiac physicians, nurses and paramedics throughout the country.

History:

Emerging from the small Central Heart Clinic in Ward 10 of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) in 1956, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases has been the primary heart-care provider for Pakistanis for over 50 years.

With support from the Government of Pakistan, USAID and the Japanese Government, NICVD became a fully functional tertiary cardiac-care centre on 14th August, 1971. For the following eight years, NICVD remained a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) but in 1979 it was nationalized by the Government of Pakistan and became an Autonomous Body under the Federal Ministry of Health.

The present Governing Body of NICVD comes under the Government of Sindh with the Honorable Chief Minister of Sindh as the Chairman of the Board of Governors. The Executive Director of NICVD maintains the role of Secretary of the Board of Governors and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute and Chairman of the Academic Faculty.

Mission:

They aspire to be one of the world’s leading heart care facilities by:-

  • Adopting a patient-focused approach that is respectful and sensitive to patient needs and values
  • Acting on the ‘time is muscle’ principle to ensure prompt diagnosis and treatment to save and reduce heart damage
  • Providing convenient access to those with financial constraints to prevent and treat heart related diseases without delay
  • Educating the finest medical professionals of tomorrow in the field of cardiology
  • Promoting a research-oriented environment to keep abreast with latest updates in cardiology

Vision:

They strive to keep every heart close to theirs

They aim to be the premier hospital in Pakistan for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with cardiovascular diseases regardless of their socioeconomic status. Through their mission to deliver excellent patient care and commitment to training, research and development in cardiology, they strive to be the hospital of choice for both cardiovascular disease patients and medical professionals.

5. Punjab Institute of Cardiology

Punjab Institute of Cardiology provides quality tertiary care to heart patients. PIC trains post graduate doctors and paramedics in addition to assisting the rest of the cardiac hospitals in the Punjab. Moreover, they run awareness campaigns to educate the masses on preventive measures towards heart diseases.

Treatment provided by PlC is totally free of cost for poor and entitled patients whereas the private patents are treated at much lower cost than rest of the private hospitals in town. Emergency service is open 24 hours and emergency treatment is totally free for everyone irrespective of their social standing.

The range of facilities available for comprehensive treatments include a 547 bedded hospital, all relevant diagnostic tests, interventional and operative procedures and intensive cardiac care units.

Further, PIC has a highly qualified and experienced team of cardiologists and surgeons who are supported by well trained nursing and paramedic staff. They have introduced modern management and patient care systems.  Four of their departments have been ISO certified and the rest will be completed soon. PIC manages a well reputed professional journal, Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases, of the projects assigned to the post-graduate fellowship trainees.

PIC has expanded its administrative and technical support to Multan, Faisalabad and Rawalpindi Institutes of Cardiology.

6. PCHF (Pakistan Children’s Heart Foundation)

Mission Statement

“To establish a state of the art medical facility that provides the highest quality of care for children with heart disease, irrespective of their financial means. To act as a model institute, for the training of healthcare professionals, education of the public at large and promote research into the causes and management of congenital heart disease.”

They have the best Peads Cardiologist and Surgeons as part of their Medical Advisory Boards who do the medical evaluation of the patients with CHD.

The number of children born with heart disease in Pakistan is high. Adequate numbers of trained doctors, quality facilities, infrastructure, and funding are all deficient. PCHF is working on building a Centre of Excellence to train more doctors for more heart surgeries. Centre of Excellence is not only about the surgeries of heart patient but it also includes capacity building and research elements of heart surgeries.

PCHF is spending on deserving children with CHD. Give your Zakat to Pakistan Children Heart Foundation and help those CHD-related patients.

“Zakah expenditures are only for the Poor and for the Needy and for those Employed to collect [zakah] and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing Captives [or slaves] and for those in Debt and for the cause of Allah and for the [stranded] Traveler – an obligation [imposed] by Allah . And Allah is Knowing and Wise.” (Surah Tauba: 60)

7. Kulsum Healthcare Foundation

Pakistan is a developing country where healthcare infrastructure and system in unsatisfactory. The country stands at 130th place in terms of life expectancy. Hospital beds (per 1,000 people) is 0.60. Non-communicable diseases contribute 56.4 % of total deaths. Only 2.75% of total GDP is spent on healthcare whereas rest of the world spends 10.02%.

Kulsum Healthcare Foundation is dedicated to provide healthcare services to poor and unfortunate members of the society with a belief to relieve their sufferings.

Objectives:

  • To provide healthcare services to poor and needy patients and support the unfortunate ones who are compelled to stay for long periods in the hospital due to complications.
  • To provide medical assistance in areas affected by natural calamities through establishing multiple healthcare facilities.
  • To establish the medical camps in the areas of under-served population

8. Mayo Hospital Lahore

Mayo Hospital is the oldest and largest hospital of the country, serving the humanity since 1871. Mayo Hospital was completed in 1870 and it started patient care in 1871. It was named after the Earl of Mayo, the then Viceroy and the Governor General of India.

Encompassing over 54.6 acres of land and the main building with boundary having 11 gates, the hospital is one of the largest hospitals in South East Asia and is a centre of excellence for public benefit. It had bed capacity of 300 beds on the Day of Independence (1947) but now is extended up to 2399 beds. The father of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah also paid tribute to services rendered by this hospital on his visit to Mayo Hospital dated 19.03.1940.

Mayo Hospital is located in the heart of Lahore City and is surrounded by busy commercial and thickly populated residential areas with famous Anarkali Bazaar, Nila Gumbad, Gawalmandi and the Walled City of Old Lahore around it.

Earlier, after its construction in 1871, the Mayo Hospital was affiliated as a teaching hospital with the King Edward Medical College which came into being in 1860. The hospital was used to be managed by the Medical Superintendent under the administrative control of Government till 1999 when the whole setup was declared as Autonomous Medical Institution and the Mayo Hospital became Allied Hospital of King Edward Medical College. The Principal KEMC and the M.S. Mayo Hospital were placed under the administrative control of a newly created post of Chief Executive. In 2002, the Board of Governors took over the charge of the institution under PMHI Ordinance 2002, according to which the posts of Principal Executive Officer (PEO) / Dean and Deputy Dean were created. In the next year 2003, under another PMHI Ordinance 2003, the Board of Governors were replaced with the Board of Management under which Principal KEMC was declared Head of Institution consisting of KEMC & Mayo Hospital.

Facilities available at Mayo Hospital

  1. Central ICU with Central Oxygen (O2) & Suction System
  2. Standard CCU Facilities
  3. Angiography, Angioplasty, Cardiac Bypass, Heart Valves Replacement and all sorts of Cardiac Operations and procedures
  4. Radio Isotope Cardiology / Echocardiography / ETT
  5. Spiral CT, Color Doppler and Ultrasonography on latest machines
  6. Renal Transplantation and Renal Haemodialysis
  7. All Dermatological Procedures
  8. Radiotherapy on latest machines
  9. Latest Physiotherapy Equipment, Rehabilitation Center and Orthopaedic Workshop
  10. EMG, EEG and all kind of sophisticated Neuro-surgical operations
  11. Operations of Plastic Surgery and cosmetology
  12. Operations of Maxillofacial, Jaw and Dental Surgery
  13. All kinds of Orthopaedic Operations under competent consultants
  14. All kind of Eye and ENT Operations
  15. Surgical Operations of all kind for neonates, children, young and old patients
  16. Radio Isotope Thyroid, Liver, Bone, Brain and other organs scanning, Hormonal Assays and Viral Markings are being done in CENUM.

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It is truly remarkable how far technology has advanced. The diseases that were once regarded as untreatable are now treated with utmost precision. Millions of people, every year, take advantage of these resources. However, we must understand that this advancement is not specifically for those who can afford it. Most of the world’s population, and specifically that of Pakistan (because it is a developing economy), lives under circumstances of poverty and financial despair. Given this, it is clear that they cannot even afford three meals a day; hence, expecting them to be able to support their treatments, which costs several thousand, is absurd. However, it does not mean in any way that they should be denied medical support. Basic health facilities are the right of every man, woman and child that lives on this planet. If, because of unfavourable conditions, they are stuck in conditions where they cannot help themselves, it falls upon us to help them, as they are also part of our community. Therefore, we must join hands and help the aforementioned organizations in whatever capacities we can and help achieve a healthier and prosperous Pakistan.