By Afshan Zahra
Robert Ingersoll says, “We Rise by Lifting Others.” Yes Absolutely. Indeed I started believing in this quote when luckily, I visited Sind Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT). Founded in 1970, one of the most renowned and reputed medical institutions in the South Asian region that provides specialized medical care to the patients suffering from kidney, liver, related cancers and ethical transplant.
I know you must be wondering that thousands of hospitals do the same so why am I just pointing out SIUT. What’s so special and exclusive about it? So let me come to the point: they provide all these services charging not even a single penny or in other words free of cost. Here, thousands of patients are treated free.
In 2012, SIUT performed over 302 transplants making it one of the largest kidney transplant centers in the world.
Their philosophy is simple but heartrending: No one should die only because he cannot afford to live. In the light of this philosophy, without any burden of paying heavy finance, patients receive proper and specialized medical treatment and care. Moreover, without any discrimination of caste, race, religion or social status, each patient is treated with equitable dignity and respect. Their major services include 24 hours emergency, dialysis, lithotripsy, Intensive care, rehabilitation, radiology, renal transplantation and social counseling.
I am not intending to publicize SIUT but rather create awareness about authentic and worthy organizations that require your donations and charity. Ramadan is the month which expands the generosity of all Muslims manifolds and they look for right places to give donations, charity or zakat. Here I give you one valid option. Don’t feel ashamed even if you can’t give more because the Prophet (saw) says “The best charity is that given by the one who has little.”
Deposit your donations and Zakat in this bank account.
Account Name: SIUT Trust
Account No: 0401-003-0005-5 (for donation) and 0401-003-0006-2 (for Zakat)
Bank Name: United Bank Limited-UBL
Branch Name: Babe-e-Urdu Road Branch
Branch Code: 401 Karachi (already included in the Account Numbers)
Swift Code: UNILPKKA
Routine No: ABA026007906