Having left poverty and hardship behind him, the charity’s founder A Rashid Mirza immigrated to the UK in the 1950’s in search of a more prosperous life. However, he always had a dream to one day help those he left behind who were not fortunate enough to escape the grasps of poverty.
In 2002 Rehmat Foundation, a UK Muslim Organisation, was formed. A Mirza donated his personal home in Pakistan to the charity and it was turned into a free GP clinic that provides free medical assistance to the poor and needy community in Jhelum and surrounding areas.
However, we stilled dreamed of building a new Patient Kidney Care Hospital that would provide free treatment and kidney dialysis to those who couldn’t afford it. In 2008 that dream became a reality with a generous donation of land from Chaudry Mohammed Hussain.
We are now one of the leading Muslim Healthcare charities in Pakistan and our projects continue to provide lifesaving medical treatment to thousands of people living in poverty who cannot afford medical care.
Rehmat Medical Aid that our work has already improved and saved the lives of thousands of people, but our mission is far from complete.
Our current Hospital is the only one of its kind in Pakistan and the only hospital to offer free treatment to the poor and needy within a 186 miles radius. We want this hospital to a model for many more across Pakistan and the developing world.
We believe that everyone has the right to have the treatment they need to stay alive, irrespective of their financial situation. It is not acceptable that we leave people to die slow and painful deaths simply because they are poor and unable to afford the required treatment.
With your help we are sure we can make our dream a reality and make the world a better place.
In 2008 we opened the first Kidney Care Centre in Jhelum, Pakistan. The centre provides free dialysis and outpatient treatment to the poor living within a 168 mile radius of the centre. We have now treated over 165,000 patients and 213,689 outpatients who were not able to afford to pay for their medical care. We know that without the Rehmat Kidney Care Centre thousands of people living in poverty would have died from kidney problems across Pakistan.
But today we are running at maximum capacity and struggling to treat all of those who desperately need our help. Every day we to make the heart wrenching decision to have to turn people away who cannot afford treatment in other hospitals knowing that we are leaving them with few other options to survive. We need your help and support to support our centre and save more lives.
The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever relieves a Muslim of distress, Allah will relieve him of distress on the Day of Resurrection.”
Your Zakat and Sadaqah donations will mean that we are able to continue to provide lifesaving medical treatment for kidney disease to those who need it the most. The poorest communities in Pakistan need your support to survive this terrible disease.
The facilities and services at the Rehmat Kidney Centre include:
• A team of six fully trained and dedicated Medical and Surgical Specialists and Nephrologists
• Free clinics, check-ups, advice, and treatment for poor patients
• Nine Dialysis machines
• A fully equipped operation theatre
• Screenings and early detection of kidney problems
• Monitoring of patients with diabetes and hypertension
• Free counselling, advice, and literature for patients and the general public
• A fully equipped ambulance that provides a free 24hr service
Located in the middle of the busy city of Jhelum , Rehmat Medical Aid established a GP Clinic offering free check-ups and medicine completed free of charge for the poor.
To date over 150,000 treatments have been provided.
The Clinic contains an in house Pharmacy
Bi-annual Medical Clinics have also been help in the clinic and at other remote locations using Volunteer Doctors and Paramedics, in and around local rural areas surrounding Jhelum, offering;
• Hepatitis Screening
• Polio Vaccinations
• Eye treatment
• Dental treatment
Health Awareness programs for prevention and control of disease are also held quarterly.
Rehmat Medical Aid knows that communities in Pakistan need much more than kidney care treatment. The extreme poverty across Pakistan means that access to healthcare is limited and thousands of people desperately need our support.
Our new Mammogram project will mean that we can make a start on providing further treatment to communities in Pakistan. By providing over 25 lifesaving screenings every day we will be able to detect cancer early and give people the best chance of survival.
We need your support to make this project a reality.
One Mammography machine can cost between £1500-£3000. We need your support to be able to give people the treatment they deserve.
“If anyone saves a life, it shall be as though he had saved the lives of all mankind.”(Qur’an:5: 32)
What is a mammogram?
A mammogram is an x-ray of your breasts to detect cancer when it is most treatable. It is a non-invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. A mammogram uses x-rays to search for any abnormal areas of density or mass that may indicate cancer.
Knowing that prevention is better than cure we want to tackle the root cause of many diseases including kidney disease which is lack of access to clean water.
As always we wanted to take a long term sustainable approach towards this issue. We decided that rather than simply digging wells that would act as a short term solution we wanted to create something that would help not only those who are here today but also the future generations to come. Therefore we decided that the best approach would be to create full water filtration plants that are capable of providing 2000 gallons of clean filtered drinking water per hour.
To date 12 filtration plants have been built that are brining clean drinking water to 670,000 people that would otherwise be without it. The plants were built in locations that are densely populated and in such places that they are accessible to 30 government schools and 10 other government institutes including DHQ Hospital Jhelum to benefit from them.
The plants are built using the latest American imported membranes and machinery and are designed for longevity.
These water filtration plants have changed the lives of tens of thousands of people in Pakistan. We want to reach so many more people by replicating these plants around Pakistan and in other countries.
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