Thanks for your generous support. We have treated 30,328 patients free of cost in 2007-2008. We would like to share with you some stories of our patients. Please read our attached report for some facts and figures on how many people we have treated, our zakat campaign and pictures of our patients.
Abdul Rasheed's story
Abdul Rasheed was diagnosed with renal failure in 1985 when his only daughter was a month old. He was just 40 years old at that time and worked as a cook. For his dialysis treatment he spent all his savings, however, the treatment was so costly that he had to sell his house and all of his wife’s jewelry in order to fight against the deadly disease. He knew private hospitals were very expensive and he would never be able to afford them. He and his family lost hope of his recovery from the prolonged illness, when fortunately one day in 1989, he was referred by his treating physician to The Kidney Centre. From then onwards the Institute has been sponsoring his entire treatment. He has been receiving dialysis treatment for 19 years.
Now, he works part-time to support his family and gets regular dialysis from the Institute.
Shazia’s life has been a journey of struggle and hardship. As a young child growing up in an impoverished family in Nawabshah, she lost her three sisters to an unidentified disease. Shortly after, her grief-stricken father also passed away. In 2002, at the age of 24, while studying as a second-year student, Shazia came to Karachi to attend a family wedding.
There, she suffered a severe fit and was admitted to a nearby hospital where she was diagnosed with renal failure. Shazia’s past medical history showed that she had previously been treated for fever in a hospital in Nawabshah, where she was prescribed the wrong medication. Soon after, however, everything changed for the better when Shazia began receiving treatment at The Kidney Centre.
Today, after being on Dialysis for the past six years. Shazia continues to reveive free treatment at The Kidney Centre – where she is on the road to recovery and on her way to leading a better life.
The Kidney Centre Post Graduate Training Institute is not-for-profit Institute situated in the heart of Karachi, Pakistan. The medical treatment is very expensive in Pakistan as the Government spends only 4% of total GDP on health and there is no medical insurance system at all.
The Kidney Centre Post Graduate Training Institute caters to Nephrology and Urology patients. The treatment of renal element is almost out of reach of even rich people, for example the cost of Maintenance Haemodialysis is almost Rs.30,000/= (USD 500) per month and the average cost for renal stone surgery is more than Rs.20,000/=(USD 333) per surgery.
In the year 2006-07 almost 23806 patients were treated free of cost with the help of donations. The Kidney Centre is also actively involved in different educational activity and free medical camps to educate the community about renal diseases.
We have included some of these photos with this update and in our photo galleries. Also see attached a breakdown of the cost of treatment and numbers of patients we have provided services to at our facility.
It is only with the help and donations that The Kidney Centre has been able to treat the needy patients. Thank you for your generous donations.
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