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Milestones in the History of Al-Shifa


Idea is conceived

1985, 23rd March

Al-Shifa Trust is established

1985, 20th June

First Meeting of the Trust, chaired by Gen. Zia-ul-Haq

1986, 13th Aug      

Construction of Eye Hospital at Rawalpindi starts

1991, 28th April     

Inauguration of ASEH, Rawalpindi by President Ghulam Ishaq Khan


Low-Cost Eye Drop Production Unit starts working


Low-Cost Spectacle Production Unit starts working


Low-Vision Services start at Al-Shifa for the first time in Pakistan


Pakistan Institute of Ophthalmology starts training courses


Al-Shifa Trust declared as WHO Collaborating Centre

1997, 25th Sept.

Pakistan Institute of Ophthalmology Building inaugurated by President Laghari

1998, January

Construction of Eye Hospital at Sukkur starts

2000, 30th  June     

Inauguration of ASEH, Sukkur by Chief Executive, Gen. Pervaiz Musharraf

23rd March 2003   

Ground breaking of Al-Shifa Kohat

23rd December 2005

Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital Kohat starts functioning

18th March 2006

Partnership Award by WHO

26th April 2006      

National Academy of Paramedics inaugurated by Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz

30th June 2006

MoU of Quetta Hospital Signed with Govt of Baluchistan

22nd May 2007

Certified by Pakistan Center for Philanthropy

10th Nov 2007

MoU of Muzaffarabad Hospital Signed with Govt of AJK

7th Dec 2007

Ophthalmological Society of Pakistan Awards Gold Medal

March 2008

Foundation laying of Pakistan Institute of Ophthalmology Sukkur

March 2008

Al-Shifa Journal of Ophthalmology approved by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council

17th April 2008

Ground Breaking of Muzaffarabad Eye Hospital by AJK Prime Minister

18th November 2008

Al-Shifa gets AGFUND international award

26th April 2009      

Al-Shifa Light House inaugurated

March 2011 Two senior doctors of Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital won awards at Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress held in Sydney (Australia) from 20-25 March 2011
June 2011 Teleophthalmology Project which Al-Shifa Trust launched in collaboration with Governmentsof Italy and Pakistan (PIDSA Project)
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