OUR MISSION

 Considering the need of the patients at Dr Ruth K. M. Pfau Civil Hospital (Karachi), three passionate students of DMC decided to establish Patients’ Welfare Association, whose aim was to serve the underprivileged patients with quality care treatments. As we feel their pain, we try our level best to serve them the facilities that they are deprived of. This basic idea of an  empathy driven mission to help, is translated into our motto: “We feel. We serve.”

OUR VISION

PWA aims to provide patients with services that are not provided at Dr Ruth K. M. Pfau Civil Hospital, Karachi. PWA has served patients in a multitude of ways throughout its history. Whether it be the provision of free blood or medicine, PWA has stepped up to help patients and hopes to continue in its endeavors in the future.

"Patients are our concern, their health our priority & serving humanity, our motto."

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Journey

 

 

In 1979, a group of three ordinary students studying at Dow Medical College aimed of changing lives and making a society a better place for all, thus, laid the foundations of PWA.

PWA was established to help those in need, to remove the despair and unease from the lives of those patients who are struggling with poverty. Our objective is to serve those whose voices are not heard and to uplift the lives of our patients from despair to happiness.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Drug-Bank

DRUG BANK (1979-2018)

PWA’s Drug bank provided the basic medicinal needs of patients admitted in Dr Ruth K. M. Pfau Civil Hospital (Karachi) for almost 4 decades. However, since the need of it was no longer there as Civil Hospital (Karachi) started providing medicines to the patients, we decided to use our resources in other departments to provide the best to our patients.

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BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICES (1982-present)

PWA’s Voluntary Blood Bank provides services of quality assured, screened blood products such as packed cells and fresh frozen plasma. It is being recently upgraded to the status of one of 4 Regional Blood Centers planned by the government to fulfil the blood related needs of Karachi.

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TB FOLLOW UP CLINIC (1984-??)

PWA TB Follow-up Clinic was started in 1984, shortly followed by its General Follow-up Clinic. These departments catered to patients’ suffering from long term ailments. TB follow-up annually catered to more than 500 patients suffering from Tuberculosis Infections. Since the Hospital itself started providing these services, we shifted our focus and funds to other departments.

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DIAGNOSTIC LAB (1986-??)

PWA Diagnostic Lab was started in 1986 to provide baseline hematological and biochemical tests to the patients free of cost. The laboratory performed complete blood count (CBC) with peripheral film study amongst many other important investigative tests. These tests are now provided by the lab of Civil Hospital, Karachi.

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THALASSEMIA DAYCARE SERVICES(2011-PRESENT)

PWA’s Thalassemia Services started in 2011, holds the ambition of a long and prosperous life for the poor innocent children, diagnosed with the blood disorder - Thalassemia at birth. Many of these individuals have found themselves unable to handle the financial burden of the lifelong treatment of this ailment, which PWA is currently providing to 246 registered patients, all free of cost.

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful , committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

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PWA’s Impact

 

 

For nearly four decades, Patients’ Welfare Association has striven to serve the destitute entering Dr Ruth K. M. Pfau Civil Hospital (Karachi) with dedication and professionalism. The points listed  below are the proof that PWA has been striving unto it’s moto.

 

  • Our blood bank has worked tirelessly to achieve the milestone of providing almost 1.4 million blood products to the masses.
  • PWA’s aim is to provide best to it’s patients and for this purpose our Drug bank has disbursed medicines and injections worth over PKR 92 million to the needy, benefiting roughly 8000-10,000 patients each year, all free of cost.
  • PWA’s Thalassemia Daycare Center, a home to our thalassemia patients has spent over PKR 52 million on treatments such iron chelation therapy. The cost of providing regular screened blood transfusions is separate which often exceeds 7500 in number each year.
  • All of this could not have been possible without the continued support of our kind donors and well-wishers, let us make a difference together and let us hope to serve a lot more.

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

PATRON

Prof. Dr. Zakiuddin G. Oonwala

SECRETARY

Dr. Abdul Bari Khan

SHARIAH BOARD

Mufti Hussain Ahmed; Darul Ifta, Jamia Darul Uloom  

MEMBERS

  • Siddiq Sheikh
  • Tariq Shafi
  • Arif Akhai
  • Haji Saleem
  • Hanif Chatni
  • Asif Hafeez
  • Amir Haleem
  • Amin Chinoy
  • Kamran Ahmed Shakeel
  • Sheeraz ur Rehman

CERTIFICATES

  1. NTN certificate
  2. Tax Exemption Certificate
  3. Social Welfare Renewal Certificate
  4. Registration Certificate
  5. Shariah Certificate

PUBLICATIONS

Financial reports

Departmental reports

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Doing the right thing,
at the right time.

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CAUSES

100

VOLOUNTEERS

47

CHILDREN

10

COUNTRY