About Indus Health Network
Is Friends of Indus Hospital and The Indus Hospital, Pakistan the same?
No, they are both different entities. The Indus Hospital is a hospital based in Korangi, Karachi which provides quality medical services free of cost to all irrespective of religion, caste, creed, age, gender and financial status.
On the other hand, Friends of Indus Hospital (FOIH) is a US-based 501(c) (3) registered charity which supports the efforts of Indus Health Network by raising awareness and generating funds from the communities across USA.
Does Indus Hospital charge any money from the patients?
No, the patients at the Indus Hospital are charged $0 for every visit and treatment.
What are the ways I can donate to Indus Hospital?
You can donate to the Indus Hospital in multiple ways including:
Donate to our campaign
Double your Donation/Matching Gift
Call us to Donate
Why support Indus Health Network
Since its inception, millions of patients have been treated at The Indus Hospital absolutely free of cost. This would not have been possible without the generous support of our donors. By supporting us you help us ensure that we have access to the latest equipment and up-to-date medical facilities for patient care; that we provide our healthcare professionals with latest professional development training; and opportunities for research and innovation endeavors.
Are these donations tax deductible?
Yes! Friends of Indus Hospital, Inc (FOIH) is a US-based 501(c)(3) registered charity, established to support the efforts of Indus Health Network in providing quality healthcare services Completely Free of Cost to under-served patients in Pakistan. All donations given to FOIH are eligible for tax deduction under US law
What is childhood cancer?
Childhood cancer (also called pediatric cancer) typically refers to a cancer that is found in children and teens, and sometimes young adults. It is not just one disease. There are many types, which can be found in different places throughout the body.
The most common cancer in children is leukemia, a type of blood cancer. Cancer can also occur in organs and tissues such as the lymph nodes (lymphoma), nervous system (brain tumors) and muscles, bone and skin (solid tumors).
Does cancer treatment save lives?
Cancer treatments do in fact regularly save lives. However, one of the challenges of a cancer diagnosis is the need for continued treatment making your support all the more necessary for those who have nowhere to turn.
Is my donation Zakat eligible?
Yes! Approximately 70% of our recipients are Zakat Eligible.
What is the average cost of cancer treatment?
You can cover the entire treatment for a child for $5000 USD!
How is my Zakat money spent? Who is it spent on?
The Zakat donations that we receive from our donors are distributed among Zakat eligible patients for whichever treatment they are receiving from Indus Health Network facilities.
What are your guidelines for distributing Zakat Donations?
The Indus Hospital provides quality care without any discrimination, free of cost through the support of your Zakat and Donations.
With the help of reputable Sharia Scholars, The Indus Hospital (TIH) has developed a criterion to ascertain if Zakat is applicable to a certain individual. Whenever a patient visits the Indus Hospital, he/she goes through the assessment with TIH’s welfare officer to determine if the patient is eligible for Zakat or not.
Once the recipient of Zakat is identified, their MR number is marked to signify that the patient’s treatment should be supported from Zakat account. The patient is requested to sign a declaration granting the Indus Hospital permission to collect Zakat on their behalf and to use that Zakat to sponsor the treatment of his/her and/or other patients or hospital requirements. Once the patient is discharged, hospital generates an internal bill and sends it to the Zakat Committee for settlement.