We established Pakistan’s first cancer hospice – special hospital for terminal patients – known as RAHAT KADA in September, 1991. It brought a unique concept to specialised nursing care for cancer patients who have no hope of recovery. At present the hospice caters for up to 25 patients at a time. But more facilities are needed to serve far more patients.
The Cancer Division provides more than specialised care: it provides a scrupulously clean and attentive environment where love, understanding and communications abound, where trained medical and nursing personnel cater to the special needs of the sufferers who are enabled to spend their last days in comfort and die with dignity and peace.
A team of devoted doctors and nurses work round the clock in the true spirit of their training. Competent kitchen and janitorial staff provide the essential back-up services to ensure a smoothly-running establishment.
Three well-equipped Early Detection Centres have also been set up in different parts of Karachi, but more facilities are required. We seek funding to obtain more x-ray machines, ultra-sound units and laboratory equipment. OurZamzama Centre has now been further strengthened by a mammography machine imported from Philips, Holland, and this has been invaluable in screening underprivileged women for breast cancer free of cost.
The Medical Aid Foundation is non-profit organisation that combines hospice care and treatment with creating awareness of preventive and curative care at the grass root level.