In 1992 Saira Memorial Hospital started it journey as a single outdoor clinic and today is a multi-disciplinary healthcare provider recognized as a teaching hospital by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, where thousands of patients are cared for in an atmosphere of compassion and dignity. While we bow our heads in gratitude to Almighty for his kindness, it would be in fitness of things to remember the commitment and efforts of the late Mr. Rafique Goheer, the Founding Chairman of the Board of Trustees and his son Dr. Ali Atif Goheir, CEO and Chairman, who left us for their heavenly abodes in 2013 in rapid succession.
It is entirely due to the untiring efforts, and the expansion of hospital infra-structure and services launched by our late CEO and Chairman, Dr. Ali Atif Goheir, that the Hospital was in a position to provide indoor and outdoor treatment to nearly 90,000 patients in 2015. The numbers are steadily improving every year and we hope, when our current programme of expansion is complete, we will be able to cater to an even larger number of patients.
We are operating as a Trust hospital and a substantial number of patients receive free of cost services. In year 2015, a record number of 20,000 plus patients received totally free outdoor care and treatment including free of cost medicines. Similarly, 1,100 patients were provided free or subsidized indoor treatment including free of cost surgeries.
The Hospital is also running an outreach programme, with a free clinic at Multan Road, Lahore and a fortnightly free medical camp at Kot Nizam Din, a village 120 kms from Lahore. A large number of people benefit from this outreach service and we constantly work to expand the services provided at these facilities.
The Hospital has recently concluded civil works on an additional 13,000 sq. feet. This area will house a state of the art ICU facility, a stroke and a cardiac centre. The approximate expense of wetting up this facility is in excess of Rs. 100.00 million and we look forward to the support of our benefactors and friends to join hands with us to make this dream a reality in the shortest possible time.