International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that there are 33 million people living with type 2 diabetes in Pakistan—the third largest diabetes population globally. An additional 11 million adults in Pakistan have impaired glucose tolerance, while approximately 8~9 million people with diabetes remain undiagnosed. Data on long-term complications among people with diabetes in Pakistan are limited. [The Lancet, Volume 10, ISSUE 5, P309-310, May 01, 2022]
We at the Fatima Memorial Hospital has an integrated approach whereby our endocrinology department keeps a close liaison with the Ophthalmology department and refer the patients for regular diagnosis who show the most probable sign of developing cataracts. Till to date Fatima Memorial has spent over Rs. 5.07 billion for providing free or subsidized services to the non-affording patients.
Our Ophthalmology department has an extensive workload and perform cataract surgery on daily. The Department also takes up the activity of creating awareness for the facility as most people arrive very late to the health facility due to their casual attitude or non-affording status.
Unfortunately, Pakistan currency has devalued phenomenally, resulting in very high cost of lens and equipment operating cost. In order to continue this service, we are always dependent on your assistance which will go a long way long way to go and that is only possible when you keep providing us with assistance.
Please be assured that your donations is making a big difference in giving sight to people in need!!
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