Thar Hospital, Islamkot, Pakistan
Shahid Afridi Foundation is fully funding the construction of Thar Hospital's Mother & Child Block with 100 inpatient bed capacity and cutting-edge medical equipments.
Thar Hospital is a collobarion project between Indus Hospital, Thar Foundation, Shahid Afridi Foundation and Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company — a joint venture corporation between the Government of Sindh and Engro Corporation.
The hospital is currently being built in Islamkot — a town in the Tharparkar District which has the highest under-five mortality rate in Pakistan. Shahid Afridi Foundation Mother & Child Block will exclusively focus on long-term and emergency maternity and infant care to make a much needed positive impact in the district.
Completion of the Thar Hospital will provide the district with a fully-equipped 250-bed health care facility, specialising in obstetrics, paediatrics, mental health and poverty-related diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and thalassaemia that are very common in the region.