The progress in the field of medicine is a startling one for many. The diseases that were once deemed almost untreatable are now treatable, courtesy the amazing bit of research done in the medical field. A lot of investment has been made in cardiovascular disease research, and it has paid dividends as well. We are talking about cardiac surgeries, something that is dreadful but is the last glimmer of hope for many as well. Cardiac surgeries are the last option for many, and while they do save many lives, they are quite expensive as well. In a country like Pakistan, where healthcare facilities are already in a pitiful state, expecting free cardiac surgeries is just a big dream for many. However, there are some top-notch foundations and organizations in the country that conduct cardiac surgeries for free. It is these angel foundations that we talk about in today’s discussion.
1- Pakistan Children’s Heart Foundation (PCHF)
We do not undermine the sufferings of adults when we say this, but it is heartbreaking to see a kid suffer from an ailment of cardiac nature. The number of newborns that die every year, just because they could not afford a cardiac surgery that could have saved their life, is on a rise. Foundations like Pakistan Children’s Heart Foundation realize the gravity of this issue. The particular foundation under discussion has saved the lives of many innocent ones as we read these lines.
Just because it is free, do not think for a moment that the quality of healthcare services at PCHF is substandard. Not at all. The treatment that the foundation offers is just as good as any private hospital.
2- Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC)
Treating cardiac patients and conducting free surgeries is one of the many roles PIC plays in the healthcare spectrum of the country. PIC believes in empowering people with knowledge about cardiovascular issues, as well as how one can avoid them. Doctor trainings are also a part of the PIC awareness program. Still, the standout feature of the institute would have to be the open-heart surgeries it conducts, free of cost for those whole belong to the underprivileged section of the society. A hospital of 550 plus beds, a lab, which offers all the diagnostic tests and surgical procedures and methods of international standards. One could not ask for a better healthcare facility with all services that are free of cost.
3- National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD)
One has to give credit to NICVD for spreading awareness about the cardiac ailments in the country. Seeing as it is the oldest institute in the country when it comes to CVDs treatment, the institute has earned fame for its work in the concerned field. Apart from providing medical assistance to cardiac patients, the center also believes in promoting research in the field of heart diseases.
4- Transparent Hands
Raising funds for the benefit of the poor is one way of helping those who cannot afford a cardiac surgery’s expenses. Transparent Hands is the largest technological 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 facilities to the underprivileged community of Pakistan. The platform provides visibility to underprivileged 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 are provided to deserving patients. Donors from all over the world can use the Transparent Hands 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 has recovered completely.
Conclusion – Organization that conduct cardiac surgeries for free
There are many other independent organizations and charitable institutes, which provide help to the patients suffering from heart disorders, apart from the ones that we discussed today. We wish we could have discussed all of these wonderful organizations in this space, but limitations of time force us to conclude this discussion here. We hope that you will contribute to the cause as well, by donating money to these charitable institutes.