was established in 1985. It is a non-governmental,
non-political, charitable organization. President
of Pakistan is the ex-officio Patron-In-Chief
of the trust .The board of trustees comprises
of retired service men, businessmen, bureaucrats
The aims and objectives of the trust are prevention
and control of blindness by providing standard
and sustainable eye care services which are accessible
and affordable, human resource development through
training of doctors, nurses and paramedics and
to establish facilities for research in ophthalmology.
The trust complex is
situated 35 kilometers from the capital
Islamabad on the outskirts of Rawalpindi alongside
the Grand Trunk Road. It has five components i.e
Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital Rawalpindi, Kohat,
Sukkur, Quetta and Muzaffrabad. Two hospitals
at Quetta and Muzaffrabad will soon be established.
Our Capital Cost has been Rs. 610 million ($12million)
on these components. 75% of this has come from
public donations from within Pakistan and abroad
while 25% has been in the form of grants from
different government sources. 75% of our patient
care services are free, 20% pay at subsidized
rates while only 5% pay the full cost of the treatment.
Our recurrent cost is Rs. 120 million a year.
40% of it comes from donations, 35% is generated
from hospital charges, while 25% is contributed
through Zakat and other grants.
We acknowledge with thanks the participation of
all our donors, individuals/ organizations, whose
generous contribution has made it possible to
build this hospital and its components and are
continuously donating for the current running
costs of the Trust. We also thank the Al-Shifa
team,doctors, paramedics and other workers who
have worked tirelessly to make this dream come
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Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospitals
of patients treated in Al-Shifa since inception 4,729,331(Last
Updated on January 23, 2008)