The need

By the Grace of Allah, Hakim Sanaullah Specialist Hospital and Cancer Centre has been putting a significant effort in improving health care in the region and in the state as a whole. Much however needs to be done.
The following is a brief list of what we will need and what we want as part of our vision for HSSH & CC as an international standard health care institution in the heart of rural north Kashmir.

GRADE I - Priority Needs.

Maternity & Child Health Care

Maternity & Child Health Care is a priority health concern not only for us but the whole region. The setting up of a quality maternity service is thus a priority with us. Here is what we need to do so:
Baby Incubators, Baby Warmers, Ventilators, Suction Devices, Electronic Fetal Monitors.

Ophthalmology

Setting up a strong opthalmology unit is an important need in the region considering the fact that the regional prevalence continues to be above 1%, much higher than one what is found in several developed countries.
EquipmentBio-microscope, Phacoemulsion Unit, IOL's for poor patients.

ICU

The region lacks a well equipped ICU, making this a priority need for the population. Setting up of a well equipped Intensive Care Unit is a priority with HSSH & CC.
Equipment: Ventilators, Monitoring equipment, Infusion Pumps, Defibrillator.

Radiology.

Currently the radiology department has only basic investigation facilities -a 300 MA X Ray unit and USG. Patients requiring CT Scan are forced to travel to Urban areas, resulting in inconvenience and financial strain. Establishing a CT Scan plant is thus a priority with HSSH & CC as there is none in the region as of today. There is also no mammography unit in the region and with an increasing incidence of breast cancer, the need is real.
Equipment: Spiral CT Scan Unit, Mammography Unit.

Laboratory Services

The major deficiency in this department is that of a pathology service. The establishment of a pathology service is greatly dependant on the availability of an experienced and efficient pathologist. There is no dearth of such individuals in the valley, but the rural location of the hospital is a deterrent to many.
Equipment could then include digital microscopy that allows histology slide pictures to be emailed/digitally sent to pathologists daily while trained staff at HSSH & CC carry out tissue slicing and the preparation of slides or smears. Also, we believe there is an increasing requirement for tumour markers.

Hakim Sanaullah Cancer Centre.

After the establishment of its medical oncology services and basic surgical oncology services, Hakim Sanaullah Cancer Centre is set to enter Phase II. This would include upgrading the surgical services, which is largely dependant on upgrading support services such as ICU, Laboratory, etc.
A pivotal component of Phase II is the setting up of a Radiotherapy Unit- A Linear Accelerator or Cobalt 60.
There is none for the over 1.5 million people in the region and patients are forced to utilize the overburdened radiotherapy units in Srinagar and outside the state.
Equipment Radiotherapy Unit (Linear Accelerator/Cobalt 60).

Grade II

The rural population is a complex one- growing and evolving, and in doing so presenting new health problems with dynamic economic challenges. We too are only beginning to understand the mechanics of delivering 'quality health care, accessible and affordable to all'. Nevertheless, there are some services we envision our institution as providing within the next 8 years, Allah Willing:

  1. A full fledged Maternity and Child Health network with antenatal clinics reaching the farthest of areas, promoting health care and preventing disease.
  2. Mobile Ophthalmology units covering the whole northern area, with complex surgeries being carried out at a central centre at HSSH&CC.
  3. A fully automated modern laboratory.
  4. An expanded ICU service, greater number of inpatient beds, and another theatre block with laporoscopic/robotic surgery facilities.
  5. An MRI/PET Scan.
  6. Hakim Sanaullah Cancer Centre Phase III- A state of the art, fully equipped Cancer Centre with a strong ancillary back up. A strong cancer network reaching out to the population significantly carrying out screening, educational and early diagnostic services.
  7. Specialist training Courses in a wide range of branches.

 

Grade III

We believe the future will present new problems- complex, intricate and challenging. Allah tells us in the Holy Quran- "...and if anyone had saved one life, it would be as if he had saved the life of the whole people..." (Holy Quran 5:32).
We stand today on this platform, grateful to Allah for having given us the opportunity to serve Him and strive in His Cause. Truly without Him, HSSH & CC would not be possible, not even in our imagination.
We pray to Allah SWT, who Has Guided us by His Grace, that He show us the straight way always. Our vision for the future is that of His Service, selfless and sincere. Whatever the challenges the future presents before us small or great, we shall, by His Grace, face them and strive in His Cause- bringing relief and mercy to mankind. And in doing so we shall always remember-every life matters.
And All Praise is for Allah-Lord of the Worlds.

How can you help?

Non-Medicos

HSSH & CC carries out a large number of educational activities aimed at the ignorant rural population. In order to make these programmes a success, widespread community participation is essential. We invite you to join our educational activities. We readily welcome any suggestions/comments. Contact us to know more about our educational activities.

Join the fight against Cancer

Hakim Sanaullah Cancer Centre has launched a campaign to curb on the menace of smoking- a Tobacco Free Kashmir.We invite you to campaign with us, and help us bring an end to this menace. You can start with yourselves, your own family and friends. Quit smoking and don't let others smoke in public places or at home amongst children and family- passive smoking is deadlier than active smoking. To get more information on our effort, contact us.

Work With Us

HSSH & CC conducts several camps in rural areas. We would love to have you working with us as part of our team. As a non medico, you can join in as a volunteer. We welcome any suggestions. Do get in touch with us to get our camp schedules.

Donate

A list of equipment precedes this discussion. HSSH & CC, currently does not have the resources to procure all this equipment. We are going to need help, Your Help. HSSH & CC is a unit of the Qudsiyya Health Care and Education Trust, a registered NGO (Trust). To get more information on how you can donate in cash or kind, please contact us.

Medicos

Educate the Masses

Doctors have an essential role to play in educating the community. HSSH & CC recognizes this role and invites Doctors and medical students to its Health Education Programmes. To find out more click here.

Work with Us

The region is in need of dedicated and motivated doctors, who believe in reaching out to the population. HSSH & CC, invites such doctors to conduct clinics/procedures at our institution. If you are travelling in from outside J & K  for a short period, then you can consider doing a camp with us. To find out more click here.

Donate

The list of priority needs goes on increasing as new health problems emerge. Working on a no profit - no loss basis, and following an economic model, conscious of the financial constraints of the rural population- prevent us from carrying out large scale expansions. For these we will need help-your help.
HSSH & CC is a unit of the Qudsiyya Health Care and Education Trust a charitable trust, registered with the Government of J&K. To find out how you can donate contact us.
We Look forward to your participation. And All Praise is for Allah, to Whom all service is due...