- Ambulance Service
- Emergency Medical Service
- Patient Transfer Service
- Air Ambulance Service
- Marine Service
- Out City Ambulance Service
- Mobile Mortuary
Ambulance ServiceEdhi Land Ambulance Service was initially started by including a second hand Hillman Pickup Truck and that was refurbished into the first ambulance, thereby coining Poor Patient Ambulance. Now sixty years after, the Edhi ambulance has reached to the stage of largest fleet of ambulances in the world, thereby providing with a tantalizing number of ambulances such as 1800 vehicles, all over our country Pakistan.
Air Ambulance ServicesEdhi Air Ambulance Service have 2 aircrafts and 1 helicopter to provide relief and assistance during the natural disasters, with a view provide airlift services to the stranded or those who are injured and immediately shift to the nearby hospital, during any expected natural debacle.
Edhi Marine Ambulance ServiceEdhi Marine Ambulance Service has 28 rescue boats to provide aid and searching people from the flood affected areas as well as recovering of the drowned people on beach side of Arabian ocean, and so on.
Mobile MortuaryIn this mortuary, there was space to keep only 16 coffins, yet now 30 coffins can be kept simultaneously, as these heirless dead bodies which usually are unidentifiable who have either killed due to bigger accidents, or bomb blast, or firing. These coffins are kept for 3-4 days in the mortuary, and then they are buried duly displaying their personal bio-date on the tin-slate at the graveyard so that it could be easier to search and find by their heirs. From 1986 to 2008, these unclaimed coffins were buried in the Edhi graveyard. When no space is left to bury any more dead bodies, then a plot measuring to 10 acres were again purchased in 2008 where the heirless remains are being buried there till to date. In the Edhi Graveyard, on average 250 to 350 unclaimed dead bodies are being buried on monthly basis. For the burial of a heirless coffin, on average Rs.6000/- expenses do occur. Yearly more than 8000 unclaimed coffins are being buried, and the outlay comes to the tune of Rs.8000/- per coffin. In accordance with the record, in Edhi Mwach Goth Graveyard, 96000 unclaimed dead bodies have been buried till now.
Hospital ServicesThe organization runs several private outpatient hospitals located in Pakistan. Additional medical facilities include a diabetic center, a nurse training center, immunization centers, and blood banks, including emergency banks during times of natural disasters or tragedies.
- Free Consultancy Clinic
- Pre Diabetic Centre
- Nursing Training Centre
- Immunization Center
- Patient Utility Service
- Edhi Free OPD
Children ServicesBilquis Edhi, co-head of the Edhi Foundation, is responsible for overseeing children's and women's services within the organization. Services she heads currently for children include the jhoola (baby cradle) project, a child adoption center, and an abandoned children's welfare center. Jhoola is the Urdu word for "cradle".Most of the Edhi emergency centers have a jhoola located outside the venue for mothers to leave their infants, regardless of the current situation they may be in These children are taken into custody and are taken care of, often being adopted by pre-screened families.
- Children Services
- Child Adoption Center
- Jhoolas (Baby Cradles)
- Abandoned Children Welfare Centre
Child Adoption Center Childcare ServicesThe history of establishing the Edhi child adoption centre and childcare services dates back to 1949. Mrs. Bilquis Edhi is supervising and looking after the caring and feeding of babies and children. For this purpose, exclusive cradles have been placed outside all Edhi Centres, across the country with a view to keep the abandoned and illegitimate babies in these cradles. Mostly these abandoned newborn babies are provided to the childless couples, who in accordance with our own policies, after ensuring that they are fully deserved and exactly suitable for this noble cause. Bilquis Edhi, after completely going through the background of the couples, and undertaking a rigorous screening process she decides that the couple or the family is precisely suitable for the baby adoption. On annual basis, Edhi Foundation is giving over 250 babies or children for adoption. Till to date, over 23,320 babies and children have been provided to the childless couples and families.
Missing Persons ServiceBecause of social problems a large number of children leave their homes or get separated from their families during emergencies. Similarly, mentally handicapped people who can't get back to their homes, wander around the streets. Edhi Foundation either uses its own wireless network, state radio and T.V. channels or arranges local announcements, advertisements in the press, and thereby manages to return thousands of such people to their homes. Similarly, unidentified dead bodies are kept in cold mortuaries and all efforts are made to identify the next of kin. This service is also available to Pakistanis living abroad and is being co-ordinated through Pakistan Embassies or offices of the Foundation abroad.
Welfare CentersThe Welfare Centres of the Foundation are located in all the big cities and towns of Pakistan . The prime function of these centres is to extend all services of the Foundation to the needy persons at their door-steps. Plans are under way to extend their numbers. Once these centres come into operation, ninety percent of Pakistan 's population is expected to be covered by the Foundation's activities. These welfare centres act as " Service Counters " for the need of the suffering masses. They are constantly engaged in multifarious activities directly or indirectly benefiting the local community.
Ware HousesVoluntary contributions in kind, which include clothing, edibles, medicines, dry rations are received throughout Edhi Centre network. Through voluntary contributions from Pakistan and abroad, Warehouses were established in big cities like Karachi, Islamabad, and Multan. Five of these Warehouses are kept ready round the clock with provision of tents, dry rations, bedding, blankets, baby milk powder, utensils, etc., to move into action immediately in times of emergencies. These Warehouses deliver items to refugee camps, at the site of any natural calamity, riots, fires and accidents, etc. Through these Warehouses regular supplies have been provided to refugees from Kashmir, Afghanistan, Bosnia and countries like Somalia, Kuwait, Bangladesh and flood affected areas in Pakistan etc.
Edhi Homes For Shelter Of AnimalsEdhi Homes were originally meant to provide services to the distressed and ailing destitute. Soon, however, animals that were cruelly treated by their owners and had become lame or crippled or badly wounded, started ending up in Edhi Centres. These also include missing animals and unwanted house pets which have no other place to go except Edhi shelters. In view of the increasing number of such animals, Edhi Foundation established a separate treatment unit which has now grown up into a small zoo. Veterinary doctors look after these animals along with other volunteer staff at Super Highway, Karachi. In addition, another similar facility is established at Korangi, Karachi. These animals include peacocks, owls, deers, monkeys, horses, mules, cats, and a number of domestic birds.
Grave Yard ServicesEdlhi Foundation has the largest net-work for the burial of unclaimed and burials of dead bodies in Pakistan. Separate grave yards are established in cities like Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and New York. Mr. Edhi, perhaps, holds the world record for giving the last prescribed bath (Ghusal) with his own hands to about 20,000 unclaimed dead bodies and for arranging their burial. Metropolitan Corporations of all big cities in Pakistan like Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi have made annual contracts with Edhi Foundation for burial of unidentified dead bodies recovered from drowning, homicides, and accidents. Coffin cloth and coffin boxes are provided free of cost to those families who cannot afford or manage burial rites themselves. Non-Muslims are provided services according to their own religious rites with the assistance of a church or local temple. In addition to the above, large air conditioned cold mortuaries have been established at Karachi to keep unidentified bodies for a couple of days, and perform burial rites if the next of kin is not traceable.Edhi grave yard services also provide facilities for burial and transportation of dead bodies from overseas.
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