The Rana Al-Habib Memorial Hospital Foundation was envisioned over a three year period solely to cater towards our most esteemed and valued residents of the Raiwind area of Lahore and also, residents and patients from all parts of our beloved nation, Pakistan.
Finances are a very major issue when it comes to getting quality health care within Pakistan. Unfortunately, the majority of patients in Raiwind and patients throughout Pakistan, have no choice but to compromise heavily on their personal health needs or even, avoid all medical care, simply due to the extreme health care costs patients have to bare. Our hospital, is pleased to provide excellent medical facilities and care to all members of Pakistan's society, regardless of their personal financial standing. We humbly believe, that in doing so, we are one of only a handful of medical institutions that are able and willing to provide such a high level of medical care and attention. Our aim, is to be a beacon of excellence for patients in Raiwind and throughout Pakistan, through the implementation and exercise of exemplary medical care.
Background and Rationale
Our beloved nation has a population of over 182 million which is growing at an approximate rate of 3% per annum. The literacy rate is quite low (when compared with the average rate of literacy in South Asia), with an approximate income of only $1400 per annum. As is the case with the majority of nations in South Asia and most nations which are categorized as "Third World" nations - healthcare facilities in Pakistan suffer from a severe lack of adequacy and availabilyty towards the population at large. Adequate medical care, for those fortunate enough to be able to afford it, is usually limited to those people residing in the larger cities of the nation, such as Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi.
Not for Profit and Philanthropic
Not for profit medical organizations within Pakistan, which are supported by local communities and private and local professionals, do provide a ray of hope, through which certain hospitals and private medical clinics have been established for the poor and needy. However, the average population to hospital ratio in Pakistan remains at a shocking, one bed to 2000 persons. These existing hospitals and medical clinics, simply cannot meet the medical needs of the population, mainly because of their very limited financial recourse and resources.