Health care is a basic and essential human need in every part of the world. Regardless of the fact that a person in ill or not, regular checkups are good personal habits. In Pakistan there has been a rampant growth in the health care sector. One such startup NGO, which has been the forefront in providing facilities to the down trodden particularly women and children, is HOPE- a Health NGO in Pakistan.
Providing world class health care facility is an obligation on HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan. Having said that, it has three main secondary hospitals, two of which are in Karachi and one in Thatta. A number of medical and surgical facilities and services are provide some of which are as follows: Labor rooms, Maternity services, X-Ray, Blood Bank, Laboratory, Gynecologist Surgeries etc.
HOPE hospital in Karachi as well as Thatta has been constructed with the help of the Japanese government. HOPE hospital in Thatta stands out for its unique facilities as no other Hospital existing there contains a Blood bank or an ante-natal care facility. Thatta hospital caters to the rural areas by providing the best team of paramedics which are on call 24/7.
HOPE organizes a weekly mobile medical camp that covers as many as 26 Goths on a rotational basis. On each visit as many as 100 individual patients consisting of men, women and children are examined and annually approximately 26,000 patients are seen.
HOPE also has a Basic Health Unit in Sujawal Hospital that has started providing patients with secondary healthcare facilities, including a fully equipped operation theatre, 24 hours emergency services, ante-natal care facilities and ICUs.
HOPE, under the guidance Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- a child specialist in Karachi, has been collaborating with national and international organizations such as: The Japanese Embassy, Procter and Gamble private Ltd and Human Concern International, (HCI). The funds donated from these organizations has helped immensely in establishing hospitals in Karachi, Thatta and MHU in Interior Sindh. Ultimately it is clear that HOPE is playing a vital role in developing society, where women and children are being cured of diseases.