To provide the best possible healthcare to the less privileged with compassion, respect and dignity, irrespective of their race or religion.
We envision Saira Memorial Hospital to become a multi-disciplinary, tertiary care institution, with modern state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, and where a patient’s lack of paying ability and resources, shall not be an impediment to receiving the care he or she deserves.
The foundation for Saira Memorial Hospital was laid in in 1988 by Mr. Rafique Goheer, a Civil Engineer by profession, in the memory of his mother. He was acutely aware of the dismal situation of maternal and child healthcare and primary education in Pakistan. He was passionate to make a contribution in these sectors and for this purpose, donated a 4000 square yard plot in Model Town Extension for setting up a Hospital and another 4000 sq. plot for setting up a girl’s school in Sheikhupura.
The Hospital commenced its Outdoor facility on October 01, 1992 with a single Medical Officer.
While, funds for the construction of the Hospital and procurement of equipment were donated mostly by the Founding Chairman Mr. Rafique Goheer, his friends and members of the family, who shared his vision, were a great source of support as well.
In 1998 Dr. Ali Atif Goheir, the son of the Founding Chairman, returned home from UK after obtaining his fellowship and Higher Surgical Training in Paediatric Surgery. After a short stint in Sh. Zayed Hospital as a Paediatric Surgeon he opted out of a promising career and decided to devote all his energies to make Saira Memorial Hospital a success.
Dr. Ali Atif Goheir after taking over as the CEO of the Hospital, set upon on an ambitious plan to expand and upgrade the hospital facilities. It is entirely due to his untiring efforts that Saira Memorial Hospital today is a busy multidisciplinary institute with all major medical and surgical specialties including a state of the art diagnostic laboratory and a blood bank.
The year 2013 did not augur too well for the Hospital. In March 2013 the Founding Chairman passed away and, while the Hospital had not fully recovered from the loss of losing its benefactor, Dr. Ali Atif Gohier too embarked on his eternal journey. The passing away of Dr. Atif, in the prime of his career, was a profound shock for his family, friends and colleagues and staff at the Hospital.
Nonetheless, Dr. Atif’s family showed a remarkable strength of character and inpsite of the irreparable loss, resolved to carry on with the mission of providing support to the ailing humanity. His wife Ms. Aalia Goheir who was working as an Administrator in the Hospital, took over as the Chief Executive. His son Mr. Ali Akvus Goheir, a business graduate with an MBA from the prestigious Lahore University of Management Sciences, who had earlier spent two years working at the Hospital, was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
It is a matter of justifiable pride that today, notwithstanding the traumatic events of 2013, Saira Memorial Hospital is steadily working towards realizing the vision of its founding fathers. The expansion plan launched during the life of Dr. Ali Atif Goheir is proceeding as planned.
WHAT WE DO
All patients seeking care at Saira Memorial Hospital are provided the best possible care irrespective of their capacity to pay. Our ethos is to treat the patients with dignity and respect and, to ensure that all possible efforts are made, to achieve the best clinical outcome for our patients.
Those patients who are not in a position to afford their treatment cost are divided into various categories depending on their financial circumstances. The patients who are able to pay a certain portion of their treatment cost are asked to contribute towards the expenses. Those patients, who are unable to make a contribution, are treated entirely free of cost. For determining the status of the patient’s paying capacity, their own word is considered sufficient, and to preserve their self respect and dignity, no intrusive enquiries are made to determine their circumstances.
Working on his model since its inception, the Hospital is able to generate sufficient funds to sustain the delivery of subsidized and free healthcare to those who are in need of it.
Authentic records of the free and subsidized treatment provided are meticulously maintained, with complete personal records and the treatment provided, along with the cost incurred.
Every month hundreds of patients receive free and subsidized indoor and outdoor treatment at Saira Memorial Hospital which includes major and minor surgical procedures, gynaecology and obstetrical care, integrative cancer treatment, radiologic examination including colour Doppler ultrasonography, laboratory tests at our state of the art laboratory and provision of free medicines.