Muhammad Nazeer Memorial Welfare Hospital is an eye hospital operated by Pakistan Public Aid Trust (PPAT). The hospital was inaugurated in November 2016 and since then has played a major role in providing quality healthcare services in the field of eye on subsidized rates or completely free to those in need. The aim of the hospital to provide services suffering from various eye ailments to those who are dwelling in neglected, rural and under-privileged areas of Pakistan.
The hospital has been named after Late Mr. Muhammad Nazeer, father of Mr. Nasir Abbas Tarar, Chairman of Pakistan Public Aid Trust. The Tarar family, their friends and their supporters have donated incredibly to ensure the establishment of the hospital; the Tarar family has donated over 250 million rupees towards the trust to help the suffering communities. The land for the hospital has been specifically donated by Zafar Iqbal Tarar, the eldest son of Late Mr. Muhammad Nazeer.
Muhammad Nazeer Memorial Welfare Hospital has been established at New City, Malakwal, Mandi Bahauddin. The Tehsil of Malakwal is centrally located; it borders Sargodha District and Jhelum District; it is just 30 kilometers away from the District Headquarters in Mandi Bahauddin, 32 kilometers from Bhera Interchange in Sargodha and 38 kilometers from Salem Interchange. Due to its strategic location, the hospital has been able to serve the under-privileged residing the above mentioned three districts; mostly from rural settings, providing services to over 2 Million people living in catchment area i.e. those who have easy access to the hospital within 2-3 hours of road traveling.
The hospital is providing eye healthcare services through its facility which are: diagnostics, consultation and the provision of medicines. The hospital has been able to procure state of the art machinery through philanthropic contributions made to the trust. At the moment, the hospital has access to the following equipment and services:
- Slit Lamp
- 24 hour Ambulance Service
- Operation Theater
Muhammad Nazeer Memorial Welfare Hospital aims to rapidly expand the services at the hospital. For the purpose of eye surgeries, currently, the trust has collaborated with Al Ehsan Welfare Eye Hospital in Lahore. PPAT provides for shuttle service to and fro to Al Ehsan Welfare Eye Hospital and Malakwal for patients that require eye surgeries. Subsidized rates are offered to them, plus the poverty struck patients are able to get free operations through Zakat Funds at Al Ehsan Welfare Eye Hospital.The aim of the trust is to establish the surgery unit in this year so that the hospital is able to facilitate surgery patients – those who require cataract surgeries – in Malakwal, in order to eliminate the need for traveling. To establish the surgery unit, the trust requires support from the philanthropic community for the following equipment:
- Phaco System
- Ophthalmic Ultrasonic A-Scan Biometer
- Operation Microscope for Ophtalmology