The Victoria Memorial Hospital was built and equipped by a local charity, called OnetoAnother, over the period 2015 to 2017. Constructing and fitting-out the hospital with medical equipment and supplies has been an enormous task, however there is one last hurdle to navigate. Microlend has listed this project to help with the costs of staffing the hospital so it can begin accepting patients.
Microlend is seeking donations to raise A$247,000 to fund the hospital’s running costs. With this injection of funds the hospital will be able to recruit all the staff it requires and being attending to patients. The hospital is a business. With the income that it earns from it’s services the loan will be repaid to Microlend so the funds can be used to create another business in Pakistan or elsewhere in the developing world.
Construction of Victoria Memorial Hospital (VMH) began on the 31st of August 2015 on the outskirts of Multan, Pakistan in an area known as Hameed Town. There are many hospitals in Multan but very few that help families who have few resources. Many of these poor families have to take loans in order to pay hospital fees. Additionally, surrounding hospitals in the area have a reputation of charging high prices; government hospitals included. They should be providing free and adequate healthcare but are doing neither.
The main goal of this project is to provide good and affordable healthcare to poor and marginalized families. The area in which the hospital is located is growing rapidly and in 5-10 years the hospital will be catering to thousands of families. The initial plan is to focus on women, children and patients who are terminally ill. Currently there is no facility in Multan that provides service to the terminally ill patients and their families who cannot give the necessary care.
August 15, 2018