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Alshifa Centers

Al-Shifa Trust is a non- political, non-governmental, and not-for-profit organization involved in the delivery of high quality eye care services for the past 20 years.
  • Not for Profit Organization
  • Running four eye hospitals at Rawalpindi, Sukkur, Kohat & Muzaffarabad
  • Treated half million and operated 500,000 patients
  • 70% patient are provided free treatment
  • Wide spread community programme

Geographical View of Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospitals

Eye Hospital at Rawalpindi
  • 250 bed modern eye hospital
  • 40 highly qualified doctors
  • Treats about 700 patients daily
  • 60-80 operations daily
Seven disease specialist units (Retina, Paeds, Glaucoma, Cornea, Orbit etc.)
Eye Hospital at Sukkur
  • 150 bed modern eye hospital
  • 20 highly qualified doctors
  • Provides services to interior of Sindh, Baluchistan and South Punjab
  • Widespread outreach program
Eye Hospital at Kohat
  • 100 bed modern eye hospital
  • Provides services to NWFP and FATA
  • Widespread outreach program
Eye Hospital at Muzaffarabad

“I have a dream”. The dream of Al-Shifa Trust, the dream of Late Jahandad Khan, has finally turned into reality. Today, with Muzaffarabad Eye Hospital being functional, Al-Shifa Trust has four state of the art eye hospitals in Pakistan and AJK. This hospital designed to be 200 bedded hospital and built at the cost of Rs. 300 million has the capacity to handle about 600 -1,000 patients and to undertake 60-80 surgeries daily. On 12 April, 2011, the hospital saw its first patient, 67 years old Malik Altaf from a remote village of Hariala Malkan, a remote village of AJK. Since then the number of patients is on the rise. This is the only eye specialist hospital of its kind in whole of AJK.

Pakistan Institute of Ophthalmology
  • Post graduate training for doctors and Paramedics
  • Trained over 150 doctors and over 600 paramedics
  • Recognized by PMDC, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Quad-e-Azam University and University of Health Sciences Lahore
Al-Shifa Center for Community Ophthalmology
  • Conducts widespread outreach program for rural population
  • 4,000 eye camps so far
  • 1.8 million children screened in schools
  • 10,000 voluntary workers trained in primary eye care
International Linkages
  • WHO Collaborating Center
  • Lions Clubs USA, IDRF Canada, OEU Canada, Sight Savers UK, ORBIS international USA, Embassy of Japan main partners
National Crisis Management Support
  • Provided fully equipped Operation theater for earthquake victims where over 700 trauma surgeries were conducted by Trauma specialists
  • Providing general health care as well eye care to Internally Displaced Persons – over 20,000 treated so far
Special Features
  • Light House –computerized technology for support of patient with Low or No Vision
  • Artificial Eye Clinic - for patients who need cosmetic rehabilitation
Plans for the Future
  • Developing five centers of excellence in eye care
  • National University of Ophthalmology
  • Financial Self-Reliance – Mega self reliance towers





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