Why NIKUD?

    1. a  
      1. 250 patients per million population of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) need treatment in Pakistan
      b  
      1. Over Rs.2 million are needed by one patient for Dialysis or Transplantation.
      c   70% of patients of CKD are because of Diabetes and Hypertension. There are other causes as well will be mentioned later.
      d   The cost to look-after only diabetic kidney patients needing Dialysis or Transplant is over 32 billion.
      e   Healthcare - 32 billion per year should be available by the Government or State. (State spending only 0.6% of GNP on health).
      f   The State only spends 0.6% of the budget on health.
      g   The per capita income in Pakistan only US$2 / day.
      h   Philanthropy is commendable in Pakistan but can only be supplementary.


PATIENTS OF CKD FACE DEATH BECAUSE OF NON AVAIBILITY OF FINANCIAL RESOURCES OF THE COUNTRY FOR HEALTH-CARE.

The objectives of the NIKUD:

Realizing the human and social problem face by patient suffering from End Stage Kidney Diseases   (ESKD) - A group of concerned people thought about making an organization – The Kidney Foundation. The objectives of The Kidney Foundation were essentially to think about the human problem faced and remedial measures for patients.

Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman   
  1.  Director-HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry

(Nishan-e-Imtiaz, Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-e-
Imtiaz, Tamgha-e-Imtiaz)

Just (R) S. A. Sarwana
  1. (Retd) Judge, High Court of Pakistan
Prof. S. A. Jaffar Naqvi  
  1. Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Pakistan, Councilor
    International Society of Nephrology (ISN),
    Member International Federation of
    Kidney Foundation (IFKF)


    Ex - Professor, Jinnah Post-graduate
    Medical Center (JPMC),  Department of
    Nephrology – Karachi.

Mr. Akhter Jamil Khan  
  1. (Retd) Director General EOBI
Mr. Afroze Alam Lari                       Businessman                
Dr. Mujtaba Naqvi           Ex - Director Dr. A.Q. Khan Research Centre, Karachi.
Mr. E. A. Nomani              Barrister at law
Dr. Naseem Fatima Naqvi            MSc   PhD
Prof. Manohar Lal            Head-Department of Nephrology, Jinnah Post-graduate  Medical  Center (JPMC),  Karachi.
Dr. Huma Qureshi
  1. Consultant Gastroenterologists
Mr. S. Mahmood Hashmi             
  1. Director – Orient Advertising (Pvt.) Ltd.
Mr. Izhar-ul-Hassan Burney    Senior Journalist
   

The objectives of The Kidney Foundation were as follows:

a.  
  1. National data collection of kidney diseases (Dialysis Registry & Screening Camps)


b  
  1. To create awareness about kidney diseases and educate people by dissemination of information (by arranging camps in both Rural and Urban areas).
c  
  • International collaboration with International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF). (Chief Executive, Prof. S. A. JaffarNaqvi has been a councilor of ISN for 6 years and at present councilor of IFKF)
d  
  • Human resource development by training of medical and para-medical staff both locally and abroad.
e  
  • To identify factors contributing to chronic kidney diseases and device strategy for prevention and control. Organization of camps is that direction, where data is collected.
f  
  • To establish health care facility for kidney diseases in rural areas. Established dialysis facility at Shikarpur, Tando Muhammad Khan and TandoAllahyar.
g  
  • To promote research and production of human resource by establishing an institution. This has been achieved to some extend by a major contribution from a donor but needs continued support. Presently the institution needs equipment and recurring expenditure. The objective is to provide free treatment and training, and subsidize treatment who can afford to some extend and research facilities.

In order to achieve the objectives needed financial support.

a  
  1. Lari’s Family – The family of Mr. Mehboob Alam Lari  agreed to provide financial support totally to build NIKUD.
b  
  1. The Land was provided free of cost by University of Karachi.
c  
  • The project is complete as far as the building is concerned.

IT REQUIRES CONTINUED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO RUN THE INSTITUTE ON NON- COMMERCIAL LINES.

a  
  • The care is free for patient who cannot afford treatment investigation etc.
b  
  • Subsidize for those who need some financial support.
c  
  1. Receipt is provided to patients.

FACILITES AVAILBALE AT NIKUD:

1  
  1. Free out-patients consultation, where detailed history on the lines adopted by International Society of Nephrology (ISN).
2  
  1. Investigations, free, subsidize and reduced rates are provided.
   
a
        1. Urine test
b
      1. Blood Test
c
    1. Ultrasound
d
    1. Chest X-Ray
e
    1. ECG
f
      1. IVP  (Where needed)
3  
  1. Dialysis - Haemodialysis is available for 2 shifts at present. NIKUD has 5 haemodialysis machines. At present we have no facility of Hepatitis B & C patients. Attempts are made to make dialysis cheaper by reuse, if patient agrees.
4  
  1. The cost of Dialysis is Rs.2,000/- per dialysis at present.
5  
  1. THE COST OF DIALYSIS CAN BE REDUCED IF ZAKAT IS AVAILABLE TO THE INSTITUTE SO THAT REDUCED AND EVEN FREE DIALYSIS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO PATIENTS.
6  
  1. DRUGS – COST EFFECTIVE DRUGS ARE GIVEN TO THE PATIENTS – FREE OF COST.
   

 

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