Fundraising through greeting cards

KARACHI: Daily Times , The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) has once again come up with a series of greeting cards that aim at generating funds for the needy patients visiting the hospital.

For the greeting card campaign, the paintings, which were selected to be printed on the cards, include “Landmarks of Pakistan” by Aftab Zafar, “Karachi Harbour” by Abdul Hayee and “Composition of Pakistani Architecture” by Jimmy Engineer. Apart from these famous painters, talented students, teachers, special children and art galleries have altogether donated about 40 marvelous painting for Eid greeting cards.

Funds raised through the greeting cards campaign allow the AKUH to financially support needy patients in getting quality healthcare facilities. The hospital also has a patient welfare program through which the hospital provides financial assistance to poor patients. AKUH initiated the program in 1986 and official record reveals that the hospital has financially assisted 0.35 million patients with an assistance of over Rs 2 billion through the Patient Welfare Programme. The hospital record reveals that more than 70 per cent of the 500,000 patients who visit AKUH receive financial assistance through the Patient Welfare Programme and the Patients’ Behbud Society. staff report -daily times

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