The Foundation has a focus on building specialized wards in hospitals and financial contributions to hospitals that serve the poor. In addition, we hold medical camps in various rural areas to bring medical services to areas without Health Care facilities and also provide disable people with wheelchairs.

 

 


Hospitals
National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD)

The NICVD is a state of the art 351-bed cardiac hospital in Karachi where the Foundation has donated PKR 11 million (approximately US$ 145,000) from a total of PKR 15 million to add a 30-bed ward to its old 19-bed cardiac emergency ward. Approximately 100,000 patients are attended to in the emergency unit per year. NICVD provides subsidized treatments for all patients.

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The newly constructed Emergency Ward
at the NICVD, donated by the M&JS Foundation
Karachi National Hospital 

Obstetric fistula is a hole in the birth canal caused by prolonged labor without prompt medical intervention or due to sexual abuse causing a chronic incontinence. A simple surgery can normally repair the injury, with success rates as high as 90%. This is an expensive procedure with the cost of a surgery being approximately PKR 380,000 (US$ 4,500). The Foundation has established a specialized ward named the "Obstetric Fistula Center" at the Karachi National Hospital to treat all patients free of charge and with access to very high quality urologists and gynecologists as part of this program.

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Police Hospital Karachi 

The Police Hospital in Karachi did not have a functional Emergency Ward. In July 2010, the Foundation approved a grant to build and equip an Emergency Ward of 15 beds to the Police Hospital in Karachi. The Emergency Ward at the Police Hospital can now serve the 37,000 police officers in Karachi and their families. This project is at its planning stage.

Indus Hospital 

The Indus Hospital is a 150-bed hospital in Karachi that provides free of cost medical care to the poor. The JS Group gave PKR 7 million (approximately US$ 85,000) to the hospital as sponsorship.

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Medical Camps in Rural Areas  
The Foundation runs an annual Medical Camp program to provide health services to the poor in rural areas where there is a severe lack of healthcare families. All services and operations are provided free of charge.


Rural Areas Medical Camp Targets for the next year are as follows:

  • Period: September 2010 – June 2011
  • Number of Cities: 13
  • Coverage Area: Sindh and Balochistan provinces in Pakistan
  • The Three Area's of Focus:
    • Eye Camps: 10
    • Skin Camps: 3
    • Gynecology Camps: 2
  • Statistics of Operations to be conducted.
    • Eye Operations: 7,000
    • Skin Disease Treatments: 4,500
  • Total Patients Treated: 11,500
rural Pictures from Skin Camp in Sehwan Sharif
March 1st, 2009
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Distribution of Wheelchairs

Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation in collaboration with Walkabout Foundation and assisted by Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP), OCHA and other NGO's across the country distributed 300 specially customized wheelchairs to the flood affectees as part of its initial phase

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Day Care Surgery ward at NICH

NICH is the only public sector hospital doing pediatric surgeries round the clock, free of cost. NICH department of Pediatric Surgery is a tertiary care facility with 120 beds and OPD facility carrying our approximate 5000 surgeries annually and attend to more than 38,000 patients in OPD.

In view of MJSF's objectives, the Foundation is constructing a Day-Care Surgery Unit at NICH. With provision of Day Care Surgery it is expected that almost 40% of the existing load will be eased. This shall benefit about 2000 families as a direct effect and almost equal number will be indirect beneficiary because of availability of beds.