12 Pakistanis die of a heart attack every hour . The global epidemic of cardiovascular disease is increasing and also shifting from developed to developing countries. Two third of cardiovascular mortalities are occurring in developing countries such as Pakistan.
The cost of medical treatment for cardiac illnesses and disorders is beyond the means of many patients and the economic, social and emotional impact of this illness on a patient and their family is devastating.
AKUH's Patient Welfare Programme offers financial assistance to patients who would otherwise not be able to access quality and internationally recognised care. Poverty can increase the risk of heart disease by creating additional pressure to work, domestic disputes and unhealthy lifestyles. One in four of our cardiology patients are unable to afford their treatment and receive support from the welfare programme. You too can help a heart patient who needs financial assistance by donating your zakat to our cardiology fund!