Punjab is a geopolitical, cultural, and historical region in South Asia, specifically in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, comprising areas of eastern Pakistan and northern India.
Punjab state has 22 districts and its population in 2020 is estimated to be 30 Million; Muslims constitute just under 2% of the total population in Punjab.
Inflation and prices are increasing daily in Punjab and Pakistan as a whole and this is resulting in the poor becoming poorer. Unemployment is very high and in the villages there are many people who do not have work and are therefore unable to support their families let alone pay for medical costs. Many are in need of basic eye checks and treatments such as cataract operations which allow them to not only see well again but in some cases to continue to provide for their families again.
A government study carried out in 2007 found the numbers of people needing cataract surgery was higher in Punjab in comparison to other areas of Pakistan. According to one of Pakistan’s main newspapers, Dawn, Pakistan exceeded its target which was set in 2002 for cataract surgeries and Pakistan ranks 12th in the world for completing cataract surgeries.
AEINULLAH EYE CLINIC
This eye clinic, which has been running since 2010, aims to give the poor and in need access to eye checks, cataract surgeries and standard eye surgeries for free.
The scheme is operating under the supervision of staff at the clinic and is open to all in the area and even from remote surrounding districts where they may be no option for any medical aid whatsoever.
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Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a) says: “An act of charity given openly prevents seventy types of mishaps, and a secretly given charity cools the anger of our Lord Allah (SWT)”
Bihar al-Anwar v93, p130