Various studies carried out by the World Health Organisation highlighted the global burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its inequitable distribution among developing countries. Even more concerning is the factor that very few people are aware of having renal disease, particularly those with lower income. This lack of awareness can lead to a delay in diagnosis and treatment, resulting in a greater risk of complications and even death.
With rampant lack of awareness about renal issues in Pakistan, there is an under detection of earlier stages of CKD, leading to lack of preventive measures, which inevitably facilities the progression of mild, potentially treatable CKD to full-blown kidney failure.
The vast majority of people with ‘End Stage Renal Disease’ are unable to gain access to dialytic therapy because of poverty, ignorance and lack of healthcare delivery system. Unless the policymakers decide to make special budgetary allocations for the care of ESRD in Pakistan, most of the patients would continue to die without receiving the proper healthcare and treatment.
I felt a strong sense of responsibility and stepped forward to offer my services to the mankind in this field by establishing “Renal Care Foundation” which provides free dialysis services to economically deserving patients, and I am proud to be able to make a difference in the lives of those in need / distress.
Renal Care Foundation is just a stepping stone which aspires to go a long way in in providing renal care services. This is only possible if we all join hands and play our role in saving the lives of our fellow beings and bring them back to leading a normal and healthy life.
“Whoever fulfilled the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfill his needs; whoever brought his (Muslim) brother out of a discomfort, Allah will bring him out of the discomforts of the Day of Resurrection.”