Agha Welfare Trust, a CSR initiative of Agha Steel Industries Limited, recently inaugurated a state-of-the-art Agha Dialysis Centre (ADC). This is the third such facility and has been established at Imam Clinic, Karachi.
The purpose-built 10-bedded unit will perform at least 720 dialysis per month.
ADC is committed to providing quality healthcare, especially to the less privileged segment of our society. In all three facilities, beneficiaries not only receive free of cost treatment but also get rehabilitation facilities which directly impact poverty alleviation.
The first such facility was established at Bait-ul-Sukoon Cancer Hospital while the other one was at Fatimiyah General Hospital. Both the facilities have so far successfully treated 25,000 renal cases.
Speaking at the occasion, the Executive Trustee of Agha Welfare Trust & CEO of Agha Steel Industries Limited, Mr. Hussain Agha, highlighted the need for such medical facilities. “Kidney failure is among the leading causes of death in the country and with only 140 fully equipped dialysis centres nationwide. There is an epidemic of renal diseases in our country today that is affecting both the rich and the poor.
“Thousands of patients have to undergo hemodialysis twice to four times a week, burdening families with costs of maintaining their dialysis treatment sessions.”
According to studies, as of 2018, there are 21 million people in Pakistan that are battling chronic kidney disease. 80% of patients on dialysis die within a year due to the inaccessibility of proper treatment. Agha Welfare Trust aims to provide relief to this number through the installation of fully equipped Dialysis Centre facilities throughout Pakistan.