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.
However, these not for profit and philanthropic medical organizations, with the support, assistance and help from the local communities, are continuing to try their best to serve the needs of these marginalized and unfortunate patients, as best as possible. The city of Lahore and especially the area of Raiwind, suffers greatly because of a distinct lack of affordable and quality health care for it's needy and less fortunate residents. This humbly, is where the Rana Al-Habib Memorial Hospital Foundation excels and will continue to excel long into the future. We provide excellent medical care and attention at an affordable price - and are very pleased to provide, absolutely free, exemplary medical care to patients who are truly unable to afford medical costs.
The 120 bed Rana Al-Habib Memorial Hospital Foundation, shall endeavor to serve the medical needs of all Raiwind residents and also, residents of Pakistan as a whole, in the most courteous and professional manner possible.
The Rana Al-Habib Memorial Hospital Foundation was conceived in the year 2013. A renowned architect, one of the most respected and sought after in the nation, was contracted by us to envision and implement the planning of the hospital in accordance to international "First World" standards and specifications.
The backbone of our medical institution - our respected medical staff, were carefully selected from the leading medical institutions of the United States and of Pakistan. These medical professionals and specialists, have years of proven progressive practical, medical experience and expertise in their respective fields.
Project Design and Implementation:
The hospital project was originally envisioned in the year 2011 and went through extensive and extremely through designing for over 36 months. A very well respected and renowned architect of Pakistan, well experienced in previous hospital planning and designing, was engaged by us.
Furthermore, we sought fit to form a Medical Advisory Committee which included medical professionals and specialists of the highest calibre, with proven experience and post-graduate qualifications from the United States and Pakistan as well. The Medical Advisory Committee proved themselves invaluable in providing very much needed advise in all areas , including the project design and final implementation of the hospital.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
All respected staff members of the hospital are carefully vetted by the hospital management with regard to their personal and professional background and their professional medical history. We at the Rana Al-Habib Memorial Hospital Foundation are very concerned about maintaining our excellent medical care and quality. Therefore, we ensure that our medical staff is comprised of individuals of the very highest personal and professional standards.
The administration of the hospital is headed by the Executive Director along with the support staff who are responsible for the co-ordination of various committee meetings, recording of actions and of following-up. Administration also deals with the regulatory authorities and provides and maintains financial information which are applicable to not for profit medical organizations. Furthermore, the hospital's quarterly accounts and annual audited accounts are produced and circulated as required.
We continue to hire medical staff of the highest calibre, on a regular or part-time basis, as per the requirements of the hospital.
Furthermore, the hospital's Monitoring Committee, which is comprised of select members by the Board of Trustees, shall also continue to function as the hospital continues to operate.
Vital Need for Rana Al-Habib Memorial Hospital Foundation
The Rana Al-Habib Memorial Hospital Foundation is a not for profit philanthropic institution, whose sole aim is to provide a source of excellent medical care for the residents of Raiwind, the surrounding areas of Lahore District and residents from all parts of our beloved nation of Pakistan. In this most noble of pursuits, we have a vital need for finances and funds in order to be able to retain medical doctors and nursing staff of the very highest calibre.
We very much welcome donations from all members of society, whether from within Pakistan or overseas, who are concerned about the well-being and welfare of their fellow man and humanity as whole.
We very much look forward to hearing from you and sincerely hope and pray, that you will assist us in becoming benefactors of the Rana Al-Habib Memorial Hospital Foundation.