Till date approximately 3,500 patients have been registered for treatment of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C with The Health Foundation.
All the medicines are provided free of cost. An important aspect of treatment is counseling of all registered patients. This is done by THF staff on every contact with the patients.
Through its “Adopt a Patient Initiative” in June 2013 THF provides free of cost treatment to the selected patients. They are not only provided free medicine but are also supported with free transport to and from the hospital, consultation by specialist and all mandatory laboratory tests and procedures like endoscopies and bandings without charging them a single penny.
After the initial scrutiny of a patient he/she is registered and is provided with transport allowance to reach Pakistan Medical Research Council (PMRC) liver center situated in JPMC. THF staff (Dispenser) is present at the PMRC Center to facilitate the patients for getting them checked via a Liver Specialist, getting their requisite tests done and provision of prescribed medicines/drugs as per need. For better compliance by such patients rations are also being provided to these patients from time to time.
Achievement for “Adopt A Patient” initiative – July 2016 – May 2017
Free treatment is also being provided to Karachi based patients who are being referred to THF through its network of Gastroenterologists/Liver specialists throughout Karachi.