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Aziz Tabba foundation — A unique model to help lives and medical needs of poor

Aziz Tabba Foundation (ATF) was established in 1987 as a not-for-profit trust. ATF has rendered its services by providing healthcare to the poor, housing and shelter for the needy, marriage support plan for parents who are unable to bear the exorbitant expenses of the weddings of their daughters, monthly aid for disadvantaged people, educational scholarships for deserving students who cannot afford to receive quality education and support poverty-stricken people on non-commercial, non-political, non-ethnic, and non-denominational basis.

ATF supports underprivileged women of the Memon Community on need-cum-merit basis. The Aziz Tabba Foundation (ATF) aims to champion the cause of the disadvantaged.

The foundation is a fully registered and approved organization under the section 2(36) (c) of the Income Tax Ordinance 2001, with its non-profit, non-political, and non-communal background.

MISSION & VISION

ATF is deeply conscious of its social responsibility and seeks to play its part in reducing deprivation and inequality in the underprivileged segments of our society.

ATF also endeavors to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged people, while upholding their human rights and dignity.

ATF’s carefully planned long-term welfare measures have done their bit to bring back smiles to helpless faces.

The Foundation values quality healthcare for all without discrimination. ATF’s major healthcare initiatives are:

– Tabba Heart Institute (THI)
– Tabba Kidney Institute (TKI)

ATF is also committed to supporting the following welfare initiatives in its quest to provide relief to the needy:

– Outsourced Medical Treatment
– Housing Rehabilitation and Rent Support
– Educational Scholarships and Vocational Training
– Marriage Financial Aid
– Monthly Ration Support

HEART INSTITUTE

The Tabba Heart Institute (THI) was established in March 2005 under the aegis of Aziz Tabba Foundation with an aim to operate on non-for-profit basis and with a mandate to provide specialized health care to needy heart patients who cannot afford the expensive cost of treatment.

The Tabba Heart Institute is a specialty cardiac care hospital with a vision to provide quality services and compassionate care at affordable rates.

The primary objective is to promote excellence in the field of cardiovascular health.

To realize vision with an uncompromising attitude, the hospital is equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment and very highly qualified professionals with a proven track record.

Believe that a serene environment is vital and serves as a catalyst in the healing and recovery process.

Building’s modern architecture reflects a cutting-edge approach as well as the passion and commitment of the people behind it.

Furthermore, the artistic adornments and carefully selected horticulture scheme speak of the high standards of aesthetic perception.

Ultimately it is a medical team that makes the difference. All professionals working at THI share the same passion with which this hospital was established and everyone connected to us feels responsible to radiate that spirit.

Above all not only believe in expressing ourselves with words but also with our deeds.

Always striving for a positive change in all endeavours which is proven by the tremendous success have achieved in a very short time.

The hospital is being managed under the able leadership of Ms. Mariam Tabba Khan, who looks after the administrative aspects of the hospital as the Chief Executive. Dr. Bashir Hanif, the renowned cardiologist, heads the medical team as the Medical & Executive Director.

The hospital is then further divided into various administrative divisions employing around 800 full time and contractual employees in three different shifts.

The Tabba Heart Institute is also a teaching institute imparting one of the best post graduate fellowship programs in cardiology, cardiac surgery and cardiac anesthesia.

The fellowship program in interventional cardiology offered at Tabba Heart Institute is the only one of its kind in Pakistan.

Diplomas in Cardiology (Dip Card), Nursing training programs and various other allied health programs are offered in Laboratory, CSSD and cardiac rehabilitation.

The fellowship programs and all training programs are recognized by CPSP and affiliated with Dow University of Health Sciences.

With the support of 16 faculty members and approximately 80 medical staff, the Tabba Heart Institute is geared to offer the finest medical care and treatment for cardiac ailments.

KIDNEY INSTITUTE

A not-for-profit hospital for all kidney related ailments under one roof, operating under the auspices of the Aziz Tabba Foundation. The Tabba Kidney Institute (TKI) is a 100-bed, specialist institution committed to providing complete, international-standard care for prophylaxis and therapeutic management of nephro-urological diseases.

TKI also serves as a centre of excellence for teaching and research and a continuing educational institution for nephrology, urology and related fields.

TKI has the privilege to be the only ISO 9001:2008 Certified renal care facilities in Pakistan.

MEDICAL AID (OUT SOURCE)

Under this program Aziz Tabba Foundation is providing financial support for surgical treatment of cancer and hepatitis and other such terminal diseases.

The secondary aim behind the launch of this scheme is to provide treatments that are not available in THI and TKI.

HOUSING AID REHABILITATION

ATF believes that everyone is entitled to a home. Having a roof over your head is the most prized and cherished dream of many. The ATF Rehabilitation Grant Support Program offers a housing solution customized for deserving white-collar families with the aim to bring about a qualitative improvement in our communities. The ever-increasing cost of housing such as apartments has increased astronomically, pushing them beyond the reach of most working- class families. The ATF rehabilitation program provides financial support to families so that they can arrange shelter for themselves. The program is based on a need-cum-merit basis.

The foundation also provides rent support to low income families to complement their meager incomes.

EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Children of Pakistan face the dual problem of educational inequality with limited access to schools and poor quality schooling. The rest on account of poverty drop-out in between. This has led to an education crisis in Pakistan and has led ATF to provide scholarships to bring quality in the field of education ATF Educational Scholarship is given to deserving students who are either the employees or children of ATF/THI/TKI staff members and the Memon community studying at the recognized schools or colleges.

Scholarships are being granted for admission fee, tuition fee, cost of two uniforms and cost of books, once in a year, renewable and based on performance criteria with securing 60% marks and above (in case of new admission of Prep & Nursery classes, the condition of 60% performance criteria will not be applicable)

The student aid program can be extended and further renewed, entirely making it subject to performance and securing admirable grades. Eligibility criteria are applicable on those employees who are drawing a monthly salary of Rs27,500/- with not less than 2 years of service period.

Under this facility, the deserving student is eligible for admission fee (provided that it is mandatory) and tuition fee of one year. The grant is renewable provided that the students excels academically and secures a GPA of 2.7 and above.

VOCATIONAL TRAINING

ATF vocational training program offers financial assistance/scholarship to deserving applicants of Memon community without any discrimination of gender, following the criteria of need-cum-merit basis.

The assistance is provided to those who are not in a position to pay the training fee.

The program creates opportunities for less resourceful segment of Memon Community who can select a trade that leads to certificate, diploma or degree in any vocational training institute and technical training institute of good repute.

Aim is to assist in enhancing the knowledge levels as well as help in imparting technical expertise that ultimately leads to such deserving individuals uplifting their families as well as the Memon Community.

MARRIAGE GRANT PROGRAM

An often ignored reality that has plagued Pakistani society is that getting married is a financial nightmare. Such anomalies in our society are given the names of ‘Traditions’ and ‘Customs.’ The poor often borrow money from others to cover the enormously high marriage expenses of their children.

It is not hard to find instances in Pakistan where a poor family saves money for years to marry off a daughter, when only a portion of this money would have been sufficient to send the kids to school, buy those books and invest in their future.

Through ATF’s Marriage Support Program, the Foundation assists qualifying beneficiaries in enabling their daughters to get married without the family experiencing financial hardship. The scheme is conditional upon availability of funds.

CHRISTMAS GIFT HAMPER

The Foundation distributes gift hamper to the disadvantaged staff members of THI, TKI, and ATF belonging to Christian community on Christmas.

MONTHLY RATION

ATF has been transforming lives creating healthy productive individuals and communities. The very lives we touch are proof of our work and commitment. The monthly ration scheme is extended to Jetpurian community people, exclusively to the widows and divorce women.

MONTHLY AID

ATF has made its firm commitment to extend its assistance in the shape of financial support to the deserving people of Jetpur Memon Community on need-cum-merit basis and this support is conditional upon availability of funds.

It is a broadly known fact that owing to many socio-economic issues, the poverty stricken families (single/unmarried or divorce/widow women) in Jetpur community are not in a position to pay the rent of their accommodations.

ATF has the initiative to lend some financial assistance to the needy and low-sourced families in the shape of monthly grant.

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