Fatima Memorial Hospital

Quality healthcare to patients from all walks of life without discrimination
Jul 7, 2014

Ramadan: A time of compassion

Iftar
Iftar

The holy month Ramadan has begun, where the Muslim world prays and observes fast; This annual observance is regarded as one of the five pillars of Islam where Muslims thank Allah for the blessing bestowed upon them. Ramadan lasts for 29 to 30 days depends on visual sightings of the crescent moon.

In this month of fasting Muslims fast before sunrise till sunset and refrain from food and drinks Ramadan follows a lunar calendar and this year in Pakistan, it has fallen in the humid summers and last up to 17 hours.

Fatima Memorial Hospital has been taking care of needy and deserving patients for the last 37 years and tried to serve them in the best way we can.  In this holy month many patients came with their relatives and since they are very poor and will remain hungry while there loved one is being treated.

In this month of Ramadan, the hospital ensures that not only are the patients are well taken care off there loved ones are too. 

Every deserving patient and there attendants are provided with food to open their fast.

One meal may not sufficient for a whole day but it is a blessing for these patients and their families. Ramadan is the month of blessings and we feel privileged to be serving our guests.  

We are thankful for the opportunity that we have to serve the less fortunate and we are even more thankful for your support for the holy month of Ramadan.

Fatima Memorial Hospital has kept this tradition from the last three decades, but due to devaluation of Pakistani currency, inflation and economic conditions it is becoming very difficult with each passing year.

To continue  we need your support. With your help we will continue our mission as we are doing from the last 37 years.

Please donate generously for this cause as everyone deserves a meal after he or she breaks a fast.

Jul 1, 2014

The desire to see the beauty of life

Faiza
Faiza

The desire to see the beauty of life

We do not cherish the simple joys of life and the one most treasured of it all - sight.

The ability to see the colors that surround us, the emotions of our close ones, the passion of actors and the vivid landscapes this world has to offer. Sight is a rare gift to be cherished and to be thankful for.

This is the story of Faiza who is 26 years old hailing from a family of four - her mother and a younger brother and sister. Her father passed away in 1988 when she was just eight years old.

It was left to her mother to earn a living to afford the basic necessities of life; she started working as a seamstress and was able to support her children in whatever way she could. .

There were many more hurdles to come as Faiza developed a problem in her eye which hindered her visibility. As time passed Faiza’s sight became weaker and weaker and it became difficult for her to study or to do simple household chores.

Given her financial constraints, her mother took her to various small clinics and dispensaries but there was never a proper diagnosis. Someone referred the family to Fatima Memorial Hospital and she was diagnosedvisual acuity of 6/60 in either eye and posterior polar dense cataract in both the eyes.

The only option was an operation and Fatima Memorial Hospital was able to provide the treatment free of cost.

 

Today, Faiza has regained her vision and getting better day by day and her world does not look as dark as it seemed a few months ago.

 

Today we ask for your help to give us the chance to utilize our resource of personnel, equipment & the hospital to give sight to another 150 patients. 

Fatima Memorial Hospital feels honored to be able to change the lives of so many and will like to continue doing so through your help.

Jun 30, 2014

The trails and tribulations

Muqqadas
Muqqadas

We count ourselves to be the lucky few who have had the privilege to get a decent education. If we look back there were lots of complains and excuses on why we didn’t feel like going to school.

I am sick or it’s too cold or it’s too hot

But when we look into the eyes of these young kids who sometimes come to the schools from homes with no electricity, no income, no food and you realize that their resilience is iron clad and they will come to school and get an education no matter what!

This gives us the hope, the strength to continue to provide for an education whatever the circumstances or whatever the reasons we will keep on going and today we ask for your help because these children deserve a future, a way forward, a life to see through.

The Community Outreach Program initiated by Fatima Memorial Hospital in 1985 provides an education the 1850 children at the NUR Foundation Schools. With your help we hope to sustain and expand our project! So do not hesitate and donate today and bring a smile to a child’s life.

To Muqaddas it does not matter what problems she may face all that matters to her is her education

Hi! My name is Muqqadas and I am 13 years old and studying at the NUR Foundation School since 2004. I am lucky to be the few who study here. Studying can be difficult but it’s definitely worth it! ”

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