The Patients’ Aid Foundation became a registered organization.
Blood Fraction service started, to ensure that patients only get the required blood components.
The first construction project was completed: the Diagnostic Outpatient Department for the Opthalmology wing.
CyberKnife was installed, treating the first patient in December.
The Radiology building was completed, with 3 CT Scanners, 2 MRI machines and 17 X-Rays and Fluoro Units.
PAF Brief History
Twenty five years ago, the crumbling infrastructure of the iconic medical institution, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) came to the attention of a group of concerned citizens. They recognized the hospital, a 1200 bed facility with 28 wards, as the nerve center of Karachi, the most populated metropolis of the country. Five thousand patients turn to JPMC for basic medical attention everyday, but dilapidated buildings and deficient equipment were unable to cope with this influx. From this concern sprung the vision of The Patients’ Aid Foundation (PAF). Maintaining a strictly apolitical stance, PAF launched an independent drive to improve the quality of health care for all deserving patients, independent of caste, ethnicity or religion.
In 1990, the Patients’ Aid Foundation was started by citizens concerned with the deteriorating conditions at JPMC. The volunteers have dedicated countless hours into raising funds to enhance the quality of healthcare offered to the millions of patients who travel for miles to JPMC. PAF reconstructs and renovates buildings, reinstates crucial equipment, and provides free medicine and tests to those in need.