Since its inception, Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) has provided health care to all irrespective of their socio-economic or financial background. Those who are unable to pay the full cost are supported through its Patient Welfare Programme and Patients’ Behbud Society for AKUH. In 2012, the programmes disbursed over PKR 620 million to 91,000 mustehiq patients.

The Patients’ Behbud Society for Aga Khan University Hospital is responsible for collecting zakat and disbursing it. It comprises an Executive Committee, which meets regularly to carefully screen and review each patient case and approve disbursement.

To date, the Society has provided support to approximately 18,000 patients and disbursed over PKR 480 million. All zakat contributions received are disbursed for medical treatment of patients who are eligible to receive zakat and cannot afford the full cost of their treatment.”

The Society also provides assistance to those patients who require chemotherapy. This initiative began in 2007.

A separate Paediatric Fund has also been established for the assistance of children. This Fund was launched in January 2013.

Patient Testimonial

“If AKUH had not assisted us, it would have been Impossible for us to raise the funds required for his treatment, and we would have been compelled to take our baby back home.”

Patient’s Father


The Patients' Behbud Society for AKUH
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