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Qatar Charity has partnered with Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital to sponsor 300 patients for free cataract surgery

Qatar Charity has partnered with Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital to sponsor 300 patients for free cataract surgery. General (Retd) Rehmat Khan, President of Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital, provided Qatar Charity with an overview of the hospital's accomplishments, including cataract surgeries, high-quality lenses, eye cancer treatment, cornea transplant facility, and community outreach program.

Thank you, Mr. Jasim Abdullah (Senior Advisor to CEO, Doha), Mr. Abdul Aziz Jasim Hajji (Director International Programs, Doha), Mr. Ameen Abdulrahman (Country Director, Pakistan Office), and the entire team in Pakistan, for your efforts in bringing this partnership to fruition. Let's spread the word and continue to support this noble cause.

 

15-04-2023

Express News covered the efforts of Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital to combat Glaucoma in children by providing free treatment

Express News covered the efforts of Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital to combat Glaucoma in children by providing free treatment. The report highlighted the hospital's state-of-the-art facility and dedicated doctors who are making a significant contribution in treating Glaucoma in children.

In an exclusive interview, President Al Shifa Trust, Maj Gen (R) Rehmat Khan, discussed cousin marriages as one of the main causes of Glaucoma.

 

13-04-2023

President Al-Shifa Trust, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Rehmat Khan, recently appeared on Subh Savaray Pakistan, 92 news

President Al-Shifa Trust, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Rehmat Khan, recently appeared on Subh Savaray Pakistan , 92 news to raise awareness on glaucoma in children. During the interview, he emphasized the importance of early detection of glaucoma in children and the role of Al-Shifa Trust in fighting blindness. He also discussed how all Al-Shifa Trust hospitals provide free eye care to underprivileged members of the community.

Check out this video now to listen to the interview!

 

11-04-2023

President Al-Shifa Trust, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Rehmat Khan, has announced “Vision 2028”

President Al-Shifa Trust, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Rehmat Khan, has announced “Vision 2028” expansion plan to double the capacity of Al-Shifa Trust over the next 5 years. According to the plan, services will expand from the current level of 1.3 million patients annually to 2.5 million in the five hospitals of Al-Shifa Trust located in Rawalpindi, Sukkar, Kohat, Muzaffarabad, and Chakwal.

 

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21-03-2023

Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital recently organized a Glaucoma awareness walk to spread awareness about this debilitating eye disease

Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital recently organized a Glaucoma awareness walk to spread awareness about this debilitating eye disease. The event was graced by the presence of our esteemed President of Al-Shifa Trust, Maj Gen (R) Rehmat Khan, who also shared his valuable insights on Glaucoma day.

Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that can lead to permanent vision loss if not diagnosed and treated early. It is important that we all educate ourselves and our loved ones about this disease and take proactive steps to protect our eyesight.

At Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital, we are committed to raising awareness about Glaucoma and providing the best possible care to those who are affected by it. We thank everyone who participated in our Glaucoma awareness walk and made it a huge success.

Let's all work together to spread awareness about Glaucoma and help prevent blindness.

 

14-03-2023

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Saifullah’s paper was declared the best study presentation by Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital.

Dr. Saifullah, PhD Scholar and Assistant Professor of Optometry, Pakistan Institute of Ophthalmology, presented his research on "Transient Axial length changes among emmetropes with optically induced hyperopic defocus after shorter wavelength exposure" at the 15th Khyber Eye-con conference in Peshawar.

He was also invited as a panelist to speak about "Contact Lenses, Day to Day Practice".

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Saifullah’s paper was declared the best study presentation by Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital.

Congratulations on this impressive achievement and for making us proud.

 

16-02-2023

Al-Shifa Trust is proud to announce that we had one of those very busy days on Monday, 13th February when we served 3074 patients.

Al-Shifa Trust is proud to announce that we had one of those very busy days on Monday, 13th February when we served 3074 patients. This new milestone reflects the trust our community has in us.

We are committed to serving our patients continuously with dignity. Let’s work together in this fight against blindness.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

16-02-2023

Bringing a positive change to the community and the environment

Bringing a positive change to the community and the environment, Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital has taken a leap towards green future by installing solar panels on all buildings. Our goal is to contribute to the preservation of the environment and save fuel so that we can use even more finances on the treatment of our patients.

Taking care of our planet is just as important as taking care of the eyesight.

 

10-02-2023

Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital observed World Cancer Day to support the fighters, admire the survivors, and honor the taken.

Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital observed World Cancer Day to support the fighters, admire the survivors, and honor the taken. President Al-Shifa Trust, Gen (R) Rehmat Khan, graciously attended the event along with respected Administrator, Brig (R) Khalid Yazdani, Dean PIO Prof. Dr. Wajid Ali Khan, HOD Ocular Oncology and Oculoplastics Prof. Dr. Tayyab Afghani, Dr. Tanzeela Farah, Dr. Maheen Akbar and other Staff of Ocular Oncology.

Children from LightHouse School also visited the pediatric chemotherapy ward of Al-Shifa Trust. The administration of the school organized fun activities like hand painting, LEGO blocks & building toys, puppets, etc. The kids painted with cancer patients of Al-Shifa Trust. President General (R ) Rehmat Khan and cancer patients cut the cake to honor the strength and courage of cancer fighters.

 

 

04-02-2023

The 2nd International Al-Shifa Research Conference at Al Shifa Trust Eye Hospital

The 2nd International Al-Shifa Research Conference at Al Shifa Trust Eye Hospital was held on Monday, 26th December, 2022. Dr. Ume Sughra, Director Research and Principal Investigator successfully organized the conference under the theme “Landscape of Clinical Trials in Pakistan.”

The chief guests of the conference were Maj Gen (Retd.) Rehmat Khan, President Al-Shifa Trust and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, Director ICCBS H.E.J Karachi, UNESCO Chair on Medicinal and Bio-organic Natural Product Chemistry.

The speakers at the conference were renowned medical and public health research professionals, including Prof. Dr. Tanwir Khaliq Vice-Chancellor PIMS, Prof. Dr. Shahzad Ali Khan VC HSA Islamabad, Dr. Saima Saeed, Senior Pulmonologist and Director of Lung Health Program at Indus Hospital & Health Network Karachi, Dr. Sadia Asim, Director IBBPS (Institute of Biological, Biochemical & Pharmaceutical Science), Dow University of Health Science, Karachi, and representative from Maroof International Hospital, Islamabad.

We are thankful to our conference CROs: DRK Pharma Solution Lahore, Tigermed Pakistan & Senior COM Tigermed Consulting Pakistan (PVT) Ltd. Lahore, Metrics Research Karachi, Dimension Research Karachi, and Medical Functions Cyntax Health Projects (Pvt) Ltd. Islamabad.

The conference was attended by respected Executive Director, Brig (Retd.) Rizwan Ullah Asghar, Dean PIO Prof. Dr. Wajid Ali Khan, Chief Consultant, Prof. Dr. Nadeem Qureshi, HOD Ocular Oncology and Oculoplastics Prof. Dr. Tayyab Afghani, doctors from all departments of AST and PIO professors, students, and staff.

 

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27-12-2022

President Al-Shifa Trust, Major Gen (Retd.) Rehmat Khan and Dean PIO, Prof. Dr. Wajid Ali Khan presented a token of thanks to Dr. Tahira Rathor

President Al-Shifa Trust, Major Gen (Retd.) Rehmat Khan and Dean PIO, Prof. Dr. Wajid Ali Khan presented a token of thanks to Dr. Tahira Rathor on the recent Gala Dinner organized by the Pakistan Institute of Ophthalmology.

Al-Shifa Trust is grateful to Dr. Tahira Rathor for her unwavering support and for all she does to benefit humanity.

 

20-12-2022

Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital established a 3-day free surgical and screening eye camp at THQ Hospital Shujabad

Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital established a 3-day free surgical and screening eye camp at THQ Hospital Shujabad. The camp was generously sponsored by OGDCL CSR.

Col Tariq Usman GM ACCO, Mr.Rana Shehriyar Noon ( Son of Rana Qasin Noon) MNA and Chairman standing Committeeon rules, procedure and privileges, Mr. Muhammad Tayyab RC Multan, Dr. Rana Javed Iqbal Medical Superintendent THQ Hospital Shujabad, Mr. Abdul Rehim SWO RO Multan visited the camp.

We are thankful to OGDCL for their continuous support to our cause of fighting eye diseases in the country.

 

21-11-2022

Dr. Ume Sughra, Director Research and Principal Investigator, has started Influenza Vaccine trials at Al-Shifa Trust along with her team members

We are pleased to announce that after the successful clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine, ZFSW001, Dr. Ume Sughra, Director Research and Principal Investigator, has started Influenza Vaccine trials at Al-Shifa Trust along with her team members. The new trial is a Phase III, Randomized, Observer-blind, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Immunogenicity, and Safety of Seqirus’ Cell-Based Quadrivalent Subunit Influenza Virus Vaccine.

On the occasion of the first Influenza Vaccine administration at the trial site, President Al-Shifa Trust, Gen (R) Rehmat Khan, President Al-Shifa Foundation of North America (AFNA)—Mr. Tahir Zafar—Executive Director, Brig (R) Rizwan Ullah Asghar, Dr. Ume Sughra, Director Research and Principal Investigator of this trial, Dr Wajid Ali Khan, Dean PIO and Head of Cornea dept, Al-Shifa Research Center team members, and other higher management of Al-Shifa Trust were present.

This is yet another success in Al-Shifa’s journey towards conducting high-quality clinical trials.

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16-11-2022

Pakistan Institute of Ophthalmology Celebrated World Diabetes Day

Al-Shifa School of Public Health, Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Allied Courses, and Students arranged an awareness walk for early Signs of Diabetes and Prevention.

Dr. Ayesha, Head of ASOPH, delivered a lecture on Early Screening for Patients, and Dr. Amtul, gave a brief explanation on the Effects of Diabetes on the eyes.

Volunteers were also tested for blood sugar.

 

16-11-2022

Al-Shifa Research center continues to grow. After the successful COVID-19 Phase III Clinical Trial, a new clinical trial site has been established ..

Al-Shifa Research center continues to grow. After the successful COVID-19 Phase III Clinical Trial at Al-Shifa Clinical Trial Site, a new clinical trial site has been established on the 1st floor of Children Eye Hospital. President Al-Shifa Trust, Gen (R) Rehmat Khan inaugurated the site on 31st Oct 2022. The inauguration ceremony was attended by the higher management of Al-Shifa Trust, President Al-Shifa Foundation of North America (AFNA)—Mr Tahir Zafar—CROs, Sponsors, Head of Paeds Department—Prof Dr. Sumaira Altaf—and team members of Al-Shifa Research Center.

A big shout-out to Al-Shifa Research Center for their continued growth in the domain of clinical trials.

 

 

 

 

02-11-2022

Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital established a 3-day free surgical and screening eye camp at THQ Hospital Jand

Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital established a 3-day free surgical and screening eye camp at THQ Hospital Jand. The camp was generously sponsored by OGDCL.

President Al-Shifa Trust, Maj Gen (Retd) Rehmat Khan, Executive Director, Brig (Retd) Rizwan Ullah Asghar, senior management from Al-Shifa Trust, and Admin Officer Dakhni Oil Field OGDCL, Mr Tahir visited the camp.

We are thankful to OGDCL for their continuous support to our cause of fighting eye diseases in the country.

 

17-10-2022

Dr. Mujtaba Qazi, an Ophthalmologist from St. Louis, Missouri, visited Al-Shifa Trust

Dr. Mujtaba Qazi, an Ophthalmologist from St. Louis, Missouri, visited Al-Shifa Trust and delivered a lecture on Innovative Management Techniques and Presbyopia. The lecture was attended by residents doctors, faculty members of BSc Optometry, and students.

Dr. Qazi is a Director of Clinical Studies at Pepose Vision Institute. He is actively involved in many research projects, with special expertise in customized laser vision correction, the surgical correction of presbyopia, and visual outcomes after cataract surgery.

 

24-09-2022

Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital organized medical and flood relief camp in flood affected parts of Taunsa and nearby areas on 19th and 20th September

A general medical camp and an eye camp were established where free medical check ups, medicines and eye glasses were given to the patients.

President Al-Shifa Trust along with Executive Director and other team members personally visited the camp and met with the flood victims.

Your donations make a big change. Please donate as much as you can to send medical aid for the victims of flood.

 

 

22-09-2022

Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital organized its first flood relief camp at Nowshehra Kalan on 6th Sep 2022

Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital organized its first flood relief camp at Nowshehra Kalan on 6th Sep 2022. More than 1000 victims of flood received free medical checkups. Ration bags were also distributed. President Al-Shifa Trust, Maj Gen (Retd) Rehmat Khan and Executive Director, Brig (Retd) Rizwan Ullah Asghar, were present at the medical camp and distributed ration boxes to the affectees.

Your donations make a big change. Please donate as much as you can to send medical aid for the victims of flood.

 

 

07-09-2022

Al-Shifa Foundation of North America honorable donors Dr. Riffat and her husband Abdul Rahman Chaudhry visited Al-Shifa

Al-Shifa Foundation of North America honorable donors Dr. Riffat and her husband Abdul Rahman Chaudhry visited Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital today and met our patients in wards, eye cancer unit and OPDs. They also visited Light House and highly appreciated Al-Shifa's efforts in offering rehabilitation to patients with un-treatable vision loss.

 

29-08-2022

Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital celebrated the 75th independence day of Pakistan.

May we continue to make our country a better place for our people. We play our part by fighting blindness.

 

14-08-2022

The foundation stone for the expansion of Al-Shifa Eye Trust Hospital Mureed

The foundation stone for the expansion of Al-Shifa Eye Trust Hospital Mureed was laid by the former district nazim and leader of Pakistan Muslim League-N Sardar Ghulam Abbas.

Al-Shifa Eye Trust Hospital Mureed has been providing free eye treatment and treatment facilities to the people of Chakwal district for a long time. The construction of a new block in this hospital is a result of increasing number of patients. The construction of this project is estimated to cost Rs. 5crore.

President Al Shifa Trust, General (R) Rahmat Khan, Executive Director, Brigadier (R) Rizwan Asghar, MS Dr Shiraz Tareen, Admin Manager Wahid Mehmood were present at the occasion.

More than 6 Al-Shifa Eye Trust Hospitals are providing free services to the public. Talking about Chakwal hospital, General Rehmat said that a rush of people in this hospital is a sign of trust and this is the reason why we have now decided to expand this hospital. We are doing this work especially for the sake of Allah, so Allah Almighty will bless us with His treasures IN SHAA ALLAH.

General R. Rehmat Khan further said that people have to pay the rent only to visit the hospital, the rest of the check-ups, medicines, eye operations and food are the responsibility of the institution.

 

16-07-2022

Pakistan Institute of Opthalmology (PIO) got top 3 positions

We are proud to announce that Pakistan Institute of Opthalmology (PIO) got top 3 positions in the final professional exam of B.Sc (Hons.) Optometry and Orthoptics held in March 2022 by the University of Health Sciences. Congratulations to our toppers.

 

28-06-2022

AST and OGDCL regularly hold eye camps in remote areas of Pakistan

AST and OGDCL regularly hold eye camps in remote areas of Pakistan as part of their partnership to eliminate blindness in the country.

The ACCO team of Al-Shifa Trust recently established a 3-day surgical eye camp at DHQ Hospital Gwadar from June 12 to June 14. The camp was generously sponsored by OGDCL CSR.

We are extremely thankful to OGDCL for supporting our cause and helping us reach far flung areas to serve the underprivileged.

 

28-06-2022

Supporting Al-Shifa Trust

Due to rising influx of patients at Chakwal hospital of Al-Shifa Trust, we have planned the construction of a new block that would help us cater more patients everyday.

A very generous donor has taken the responsibiltiy for the financial aspect of the new block's construction. May God bless him for his compassion.

We are looking for donors who believe in eye health and a brighter world. Make a donation today, and help us continue the good cause of fighting blindness in Pakistan.

 

14-06-2022

Supporting Al-Shifa Trust

NUST SkillDev Club We proudly conclude this mesmerizing event which gave us an opportunity to “Change the ending to someone’s story” by standing up and donating for the right cause. We are proud to become a part of this campaign of providing eye treatments to every citizen in need organized by Al Shifa Eye Trust.

 

20-04-2022

A 5-day training workshop on "Clinical and Functional Low vision management" by sight savers

A 5-day training workshop on "Clinical and Functional Low vision management " by sight savers commenced today at Pakistan Institute of Opthalmology (PIO).

Key topics discussed in today's session included: vision rehabilitation in global context, introduction to low vision, psychosocial impact of low vision and low vision Clinical assessment.

 

14-03-2022

Al-Shifa Trust collaborated with the Childhood Cancer Care Trust

Al-Shifa Trust collaborated with the Childhood Cancer Care Trust to create a new kids play area in its pediatric chemotherapy unit in the Center for Eye Cancer. The play area is a part of our holistic approach in treating pediatric cancer patients.

Al-Shifa Trust appreciates the efforts of the Childhood Cancer Care Trust Organization in improving our chemotherapy setup. We look forward to similar collaborations in the future.

 

11-03-2022

The first-ever collaboration between a major fast-food brand and AL Shifa Trust Eye Hospital has taken place to financially support us in our efforts to provide services in the domain of eye care.

Cheezious and AST have signed an MOU where Cheezious has agreed to donate Rs 20 per transaction carried out by their customers during Ramadhan.

The MOU was signed by Executive Director of Al-Shifa Trust, Brig (R) Rizwan Ullah Asghar and Executive Director of Cheezious, Mr Omer Farooq and was attended by senior executives and marketing team from both organizations.

Al-Shifa Trust truly appreciates the involvement of the local food brand Cheezious in joining hands with us. A Big Thank You to Cheezious for supporting our cause.

 

04-03-2022

Dr. Nusrat Ara Majeed visited Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital for an awareness talk on heart diseases in women.

Dr. Nusrat Ara Majeed visited Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital for an awareness talk on heart diseases in women. She shared her clinical experience regarding how common symptoms are often misdiagnosed or ignored in the case women.

Dr. Nusrat Ara Majeed also emphasized that timely detection through regular check ups at Cardiologist may prevent heart diseases in women. She also represented Go Red for Women which is a signature initiative of the American Heart Association for women's heart health awareness.

Al Shifa hopes to serve as a catalyst to improve health through such awareness talks.

 

18-02-2022

By the grace of Almighty Allah 100KW Solar system installed at AST Chakwal

By the grace of Almighty Allah 100KW Solar system installed & inaugurated today at Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital ChakwaL. AST Chakwal installed a solar system to reduce fuel consumption and join the green energy initiative.

Thumbs up for AST Chakwal for taking part in this cause.

 

14-01-2022

The Centre for Eye Cancer at Al-Shifa Trust, Children Eye Hospital inaugurated its Chemotherapy Unit.

The Centre for Eye Cancer at Al-Shifa Trust, Children Eye Hospital inaugurated its Chemotherapy Unit. A 4-bed chemotherapy facility has been established for pediatric patients. A free-of-cost chemotherapy was administered to two pediatric patients on the day of inaugural. The new facility has specialized paeds oncology staff, oncology pharmacist, emergency case equipment, and all necessary items to administer chemotherapy in a proper way.

President Al-Shifa Trust appreciated the completion of this milestone. The set-up of a chemo facility at Al-Shifa is another step towards treating all forms of eye cancers under one roof.

 

04-01-2022

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