Al-Shifa joins the World Association of Eye Hospitals as a full member.

Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital has joined the prestigious World Association of Eye Hospitals (WAEH), a worldwide network of eye hospitals. Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital takes great pride in announcing its extraordinary achievement as the only eye hospital from Pakistan to become a member of the WAEH, the hospital announced on Tuesday.

The credit for this breakthrough goes to the leadership and dedicated team of doctors committed to serving the community, said Maj. Gen. (Retd) Rehmat Khan, President of Al-Shifa Trust.

The remarkable recognition is evidence of our dedication and expertise to serve humanity; he said while sharing the information with journalists.

He said that we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our supporters, partners, and patients who have believed in our mission and contributed to our success.

Together, we will continue to strive for excellence and witness the positive influence we will have on the world of eye care, he added.

Maj. Gen. (Retd) Rehmat Khan informed that Al-Shifa Trust was established in 1985. It is a non-governmental, non-political, charitable organisation. The board of trustees comprises retired servicemen, businessmen, bureaucrats, and professionals.

The aims and objectives of the trust are to prevent and control blindness by providing standard and sustainable eye care services that are accessible and affordable.

It also focuses on human resource development through training doctors, nurses, and paramedics; creating awareness about eye diseases; and establishing facilities for research in ophthalmology.

He informed that WAEH strives to continuously improve the experience, care, and outcomes of patients with eye disorders. It facilitates and promotes the exchange of knowledge between eye hospitals worldwide and our facility will be benefitting for their guidance which will help us provide better service to the masses.

The association is also exchanging best practices in the planning, organisation, and delivery of eye care services throughout the world, he said.

The global umbrella body for regional associations of eye hospitals is focused on delivering the highest quality and safest ophthalmic care. It shares all kinds of information and knowledge in a very open and transparent way, via teleconferences, personal meetings, and exchanges.

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