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.
Bilqees Sarwar Hospital a project of Bilqees Sarwar Foundation
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 and subsidized 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, amongst other medical services. BSH treats approximately 12,000 patients per month.
Our capacity is:
Dialysis Wards: 3
Medical Doctors: 4
Dialysis Machines: 54
Kidney related complications are on rise throughout the world and every 5th person in the American and European countries were victims of the disease. In Pakistan presently more than 20 million people are facing this disease. The basic awareness about kidneys is necessary for everyone, therefore media must play its role in this regard. The function of kidneys in the human body is to clean the blood, to keep balance among minerals and to control acidity in the human stomach.
About 18 percent male and 21 percent female population can fall prey to obesity up till 2025. The major reason for the kidney problems in Pakistan were diabetes and blood pressure. This is observed that diabetes, blood pressure, infection, obesity were the factors which must be controlled to overcome kidney diseases.
To meet the growing needs of the patients, Bilqees Sarwar Hospital has been providing clinical evaluation of dialysis treatment to patients suffering from kidney diseases through its dialysis center operational since 2015.
Solution to the challenges
Most of the patients are dialyzed twice weekly which takes around 8 hours per week and certain dialysis machines have been dedicated exclusively for Hepatitis C patients.
An average of 15,000 dialysis is done annually at BSH out of which 50 percent are either free of cost or at subsidized rates. The treatment is expensive thus not affordable by most of the patients and the costs are borne by the hospital directly and through the generosity of philanthropists.
Bilqees Sarwar Hospital will help patients become aware of chronic kidney disease as a growing problem that needs to be addressed. Ideally this will act as an impetus to participate in interventions and discoveries that can cure the progression of kidney treatment.
We at BSH are stepping forward to provide the basic healthcare facilities and will save 5,000 lives of patients which are suffering from chronic kidney disease in a month and will save approximately 57,600 patients annually.
Long Term Impact
Bilqees Sarwar Hospital (BSH) aim is to increase from 54 dialysis machines to 80 machines and to create an easy access to the patients who belongs to underprivileged families. BSH will challenge its internal potentials to save as maximum lives as possible by providing special healthcare facilities particularly geographically, and close attention will be provided to ensure that all patients, regardless of demographic characteristics or geographic location, continue to benefit from dialysis treatments in state-of-the-art infrastructure and under the supervision of highly competent team of doctors.
BSH Statistics (July – Sep)
Number of dialysis performed in one month: Approx. 1968 Procedures
Number of dialysis kits utilized in one month: Approx. 1968 Kits
Price Per kit: Rs. 920
Cost Per dialysis procedure donated to patients (includes medication, hygienic food and operational cost) : Rs. 4100
Each dialysis machine cost: Rs. 11,25,000
Expected to increase dialysis machines: 25 machines addition
Total amount of donation required: 28,125,000
According to researchers, the number of kidney hospital are limited compared to adults aged 30 or older who have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is projected to increase from 13.2% currently, to 14.4% in 2020 and 16.7% in 2030. Bilqees Sarwar Hospital (BSH) is the Punjab’s largest dialysis centre dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Pakistanis at risk.
For better health outcomes in kidney disease, BSH is taking preventative actions against chronic kidney diseases by operating approximately 1968 dialysis procedures in month. In this dialysis procedure each patient is treated with one kit, medication and hygiene food under the state of the art infrastructure. BSH is facilitating patients by providing free dialysis procedures to the under privileged patients which includes the cost of per unit kit of Rupees 920 plus the operational cost. This operational cost is furtherly segregated into three portions of medications which are been provided free for patients after the dialysis procedure, hygienic food to in-patient treatments and operational cost that consist of doctor’s fee and hospital running expenses.
Bilqees Sarwar Hospital (BSH), a charity hospital and one of the largest dialysis centre in Punjab, serving patients for the provision of chronic kidney disease with state-of-the-art machinery for dialysis and with the most competent team of doctors which are making sure that each patient is receiving treatment which they deserve. For the increasing stats of patients in chronic kidney disease in the locality of Lahore, BSH is planning to increase the number of dialysis machines from 54 chairs to more than 80 chairs. One machine is running in two shifts which means that each day we are saving 2 lives. In one-month BSH is treating approximately 2,808 dialysis patients.
By increasing the number of chairs from 54 to 80 dialysis machines BSH will save approximately 160 patients one day and 4,160 lives per month. For this purpose, BSH will need support from their stakeholders to contribute their part and help us in saving 5,000 lives in a month from this chronic disease.
Patients life changing stories by Bilqees Sarwar Hospital
Patient Name: Mrs. Rubeena
“I was attending a hospital for the dialysis treatment and I was unable to stand on my feet”. Says Mrs. Rubeena.
Mrs. Rubeena was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease a year ago. She is getting dialysis treatment from BSH for past 6 Months. Before visiting BSH, she faced the complications, while getting treatment from another facility.
“I didn’t feel well after the dialysis procedure at the hospital where I was under treatment before visiting BSH and my HB begins to drop. I was too weak and use to move around with a wheelchair because I was unable to stand on my feet. After coming to BSH, I feel better. Now, my HP is well maintained and
I can easily walk and manage my work routine easily”. She says
Patient Name: Mrs Shamim
“I rushed to the hospital in emergency and I was poorly treated by the doctors at emergency department and they discharged me after providing me with basic treatment.” Says Mrs Shamim.
Mrs. Shamim was suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure that affected her kidneys. She was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease a year ago. She is getting dialysis treatment from BSH for past 7 Months. Before visiting BSH, she visited government facilities but she could not get the treatment as her name was not enrolled because of high influx of patients were already in waiting list.
“I was treated in emergency department when I visited the hospital and that treatment was not good. I was discharge from the hospital but my condition was getting worse. I am diabetic and also have high blood pressure issue. At that time, my blood pressure was very disturbed and my sugar was out of control. When I was diagnosed with CKD, my husband tried his best to get me a seat in any government hospital but unfortunately, we didn’t get it. I am from a poor family and we can’t afford a private treatment. Fortunately, we came to know about BSH from a relative and my husband visited the facility and I was enrolled right on time. I am getting quality treatment here and I am very satisfied with the environment and the staff’s behavior. All my prayer is with them and may ALLAH bless them more”. Says Shamim.
Patient Name: Mr. Yaqoob
“Kidney treatment at BSH has saved my life” says Mr. Yaqoob.
Mr. Yaqoob was diagnosed with chronic #kidney disease two years ago, and even though he sold everything he had, he was still unable to pay high private medical fees. Fortunately, he is now receiving expert kidney care and treatment at #BSH.
He explained, “I have a daughter and to secure her future, I discontinued my treatment but faced severe health complications. Thankfully, I was referred to BSH and was soon receiving dialysis treatment. I am so happy my health is now improving.”
Patient Name: Mrs. Shamim
“Quality treatment at BSH saved my life” says Mrs. Shamim.
Mrs. Shamim’s illness was initially misdiagnosed by three different hospitals and she was incorrectly treated with basic medications. She explained, “It was only when I visited BSF that I was diagnosed as having chronic kidney disease and found out that I needed immediate dialysis treatment to survive. Now my condition is stable due to the quality healthcare at BSH.”
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