KARACHI: As part of its LADIESFUND 10,000 wheelchair drive, Dawood Global Foundation (DGF) has donated 100 wheelchairs to Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) in Karachi, according to a statement issued by the organization on Thursday.
Handing over the wheelchairs to the hospital, DGF’s President Tara Uzra Dawood said, “I had a dream to distribute 1000 wheelchairs to those in need and this month, our foundation will that mark and officially begin striving toward our goal of 10,000 wheelchairs across Pakistan.”
Speaking on the occasion, SIUT’s Professor of Urology Dr Altaf Hashmi thanked the Dawood Global Foundation for donating the wheelchairs to the hospital.
He said, “The SIUT is a free healthcare system in Pakistan where we provide every treatment free of cost. We have about 3000 patients come for treatment and the majority of the patients come for dialysis and we have about 1300 patients having dialysis daily round the clock.”
Dr Hashmi further said that these wheelchairs will help the patients move around.
In the statement, the DGF said that this month, the drive will cross 1,000 wheelchairs having been given throughout Sindh to the hospitals and individuals.
Next month, the drive will expand throughout Pakistan, beginning with Islamabad and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, it added.