The Bilquis Mushaf Medical Complex
The 200-bed Bilquis Mushaf (pronounced Moos-huff) Medical Complex is under finishing (designed gratis by Mr. D.R. Surti). Two floors are complete and fully functional, courtesy of the Shahnaz Ghani Trust. These floors house the out-patient department (OPD) and the gynaecology department. The two departments provide a pathological laboratory, X-Ray imaging, an operation theater and general OPD facilities to the rural under-privileged.
Once completed, the Bilquis Mushaf Medical Complex will be the best major medical facility in Sindh, east of Karachi. I-Care foundation and Rajby Trust are the main donors for general health care facilities.
The Fatimid Foundation has commissioned a blood bank, with Thalassemia and Hematological Services, at the Bilquis Mushaf Medical Complex Rashidabad in December 2010.
The Health Foundation (THF)
THF is setting up a Hepatitis B & C screening and treatment center at the hopsital. This facility will be available free of charge to patients and is expected to be commissioned by the end of October 2010.
The LRBT Free Eye Hospital
The 50-bed Layton-Rehmatullah Benevolent Trust (LRBT) Free Eye Hospital was constructed by the RMWO at a cost of Rs 40 million, commissioned in June 2008, dedicated to Salim A. Sheikh and handed over to the LRBT Layton Rehmatullah Benevolent Trust to run. On average, over 300 patients receive treatments daily, including 40 eye operations. Intra-Ocular Lenses (IOLs) are fitted free.
This is the best eye-care facility in Sindh, east of Karachi.
Four mobile clinics have been purchased and work in defined areas to cover a radius of 15 kilometres around Rashidabad. Each mobile clinic has a doctor and a dispenser and an almost complete range of medicines. Each one visits 3 specified villages, six days a week. One of the mobile vans has been loaned out to the Social Welfare Trust (set up by graduates of the NED University) to operate from Rashidabad. These mobile clinics provide all OPD services at the door step of the villager who cannot even imagine about commuting to a city.
Each mobile clinic costs Rs 85,000 ($1,000) per month to operate and serves approximately 50 patients per day.
Subsidized meals are served to the patients and their attendants at a cost of Rs 15/- (US$0.19). A subsidy of Rs. 100,000 is provided by RMWO toward this project every month.