Edhi Foundation (Welfare Trust)

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Edhi Foundation is the single best foundation across Pakistan[1] Edhi foundation Pakistan and one of the best social welfare service providers across the world running on non-commercial, non-political, and non-communal basis, serving round-the-clock without any discrimination of color, class, and creed is enjoying exclusive credentials in the shape of awards and shields conferred upon Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi and Mrs. Bilquis Edhi by governmental and non-governmental organizations on national and international level for rendering their exemplary services[2] Emergency services to humanity in multidimensional fields.

The diversified fields in which Abdul Sattar Edhi played his greatest role for; saving the lives of thousands of newborn babies by placing the cradles outside the Edhi centres, fostering the abandoned babies and children, free nurturing disabled and handicapped people, free caring and feeding women and elderly people who were subjected to torture or neglected by their families, free supporting to ailing patients by providing free medication and medicines through his mobile dispensaries, hospitals, and the diabetic centre at Karachi.

In addition to above, he offered his services in many other areas like providing land, air [3] Air medical services and marine ambulance services during accidents to shift patients to hospitals, national and international relief and aid assistance to the affectees of natural debacles, providing relief aid to refugees in various countries, providing emergency services to the sufferers of drought, fire, and flood, saving the lives of drowned people added with recovering dead bodies from the seas and floods, free rehabilitating the drug addicts, free tracing the missing people, free arranging marriages for the helpless girls and boys, providing free food, clothing, and blankets to needy people.

Besides above, he also served the humanity by offering his services by, providing free technical education to needy people to make them self sufficient through the technical knowledge and skills, providing religious education to the children to make them the best human beings, providing consultancy on family planning and maternity services, providing free blood and plasma to the disadvantaged people, providing free shelter, food, and caring to mentally retarded people, caring by giving shelter and food to orphan and helpless children.

Services to humanity rendered by Abdul Sattar Edhi  [4] Abdul Sattar Edhi wikipedia and his spouse Mrs. Bilquis Edhi [5] Bilquie edhi never end here, he played his role in some more areas such as; provided free legal aid to bail out or the prisoners from the prisons, financial and medical support to the prisoners, provided crutches and supporters to the handicapped people, and gave exclusive free bathing and shrouding services to unclaimed dead bodies, so on and so forth. All these services are so much outstanding and exceptional that Edhi Foundations role can truly be attributed to an unprecedented example of services to the nation and country of Pakistan as well as humanity, across the globe [6] Edhi foundation introduction edhi.org.pk
  • Details
  • Founded:

    1951

  • Founder:

    Abdul Sattar Edhi

  • Services:

    Emergency Services, Orphans, Handicapped Persons, Shelters, Education, Healthcare, International Community Centers, Blood & Drug Bank, Air Ambulance Services, Marine And Coastal Service

  • Location:

    Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

  • Key People:

    Abdul Sattar Edhi, co-founder and co-chair Bilquis Edhi

  • Method :

    Donations and Grants

  • Area Served:

    Social Welfare, Humanitarianism

  • International Offices:

    USA United Kingdom Australia

  • All Pakistan Edhi Center:

    Sind Punjab KPK Baluchistan Azad Jammu Kashmir

  • International Awards:

    Ramon Magsaysay Award Paul Harris Fellow Peace Prize Award Guinness Book of World Records Hamdan Award for Volunteers in Humanitarian Medical Services International Balzan Prize Peace & Harmony Award Peace Award Peace Award Wolf of BhogioPeace Award Gandhi Peace Award 2007 UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize 2011 London Peace Award 2008 Peace Award Seoul

  • National Awards:

    2011 Engro Peace Award Shield of Honor Recognition Of Meritorious Nishan-e Imtiaz Human Rights Award Khidmat Award Silver Jubilee Shield The Social Worker of Sub-Continent Pakistan Civic Award Honorary Doctorate Degrees awarded by the Academic Institutions in Pakistan Honorary Degree - Doctor of Social Sciences

  • List of Organisations receiving ambulances as donations from Edhi Foundation:

    Ministry of Health, Sindh Ojha TB Sanatorium, Karachi. Civil Hospital, Hyderabad. TB. Centre, Kotri. Liaquat Medical Hospital,’Jamshoro. Trust for Destitute People, Hyderabad. Memon Hospital, Hyderabad. Government Hospital, Shikarpur

  • Website:

    edhi.org

  • Services
  • Emergency Department :

    Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and Multan.

Edhi Biography

Earlier, KP CM paid visit to Edhi's tomb and placed a floral wreath there. Khattak said that Abdul Sattar Edhi's services can never be forgotten.
Earlier, KP CM paid visit to Edhi's tomb and placed a floral wreath there. Khattak said that Abdul Sattar Edhi's services can never be forgotten.
Edhi established his first welfare center in 1957 and then the Edhi Trust. What started as one man operating from a single room in Karachi is now the Edhi Foundation. The foundation has over 300 centers across the country, in big cities, small towns and remote rural areas, providing medical aid, family planning and emergency assistance. They own air ambulances, providing quick access to far-flung areas. In Karachi alone, the Edhi Foundation runs 8 hospitals providing free medical care, eye hospitals, diabetic centres, surgical units, a 4- bed cancer hospital and mobile dispensaries. In addition to these the Foundation also manages two blood banks in Karachi. As with other Edhi services, employed professionals and volunteers run these. The foundation has a Legal aid department, which provides free services and has secured the release of countless innocent prisoners. Commissioned doctors visit jails on a regular basis and also supply food and other essentials to the inmates. There are 15 " Apna Ghar" homes for the destitute children, runaways, and psychotics. During the last time of Abdul Sattar Edhi[7]Abdu lsittar edhi he donated his eyes to the blind people[8] Eyes to the blind people The foundation also has an education scheme, which apart from teaching reading and writing covers various vocational activities such as driving, pharmacy and para-medical training. The emphasis is on self-sufficiency. The Edhi Foundation has branches in several countries where they provide relief to refugees in the United States, UK, Canada, Japan, and Bangladesh [9] Bangladesh wikipedia In 1991 the Foundation provided aid to victims of the Gulf war and earthquake victims in Iran and Egypt. The organization has held the Guinness record for world's[10] Genius record world "largest volunteer ambulance organization" since 1997. In 2016, after the death of Abdul Sattar Edhi, the state bank of Pakistan urged bank CEOs to donate to the foundation.

Services

  • Ambulance Service
  • Emergency Medical Service
  • Patient Transfer Service
  • Air Ambulance Service
  • Marine Service
  • Out City Ambulance Service
  • Mobile Mortuary
  • Hospital
  • Free Consultancy Clinic
  • Laboratory
  • Pre Diabetic Centre
  • Nursing Training Centre
  • Immunization Center
  • Patient Utility Service
  • Edhi Free OPD
  • Children Services
  • Child Adoption Center
  • Jhoolas (Baby Cradles)
  • Abandoned Children Welfare Centre
  • Edhi Homes & Orphanage
  • Helpline Service
  • Educational Services
  • Graveyard
  • Graveyard Services
  • Coffin & Burial Centre
  • Missing Persons Service
  • Refugees Assistance
  • Marriage Bureau (In House)
  • Langer Service (Free Kitchen)
  • Ambulance

    • Ambulance Service
    • Emergency Medical Service
    • Patient Transfer Service
    • Air Ambulance Service
    • Marine Service
    • Out City Ambulance Service
    • Mobile Mortuary

    Ambulance Service

    Edhi 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[11] Ambulance services 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.[12] Ambulance service edhi foundation

    Air Ambulance Services

    Edhi 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 Service

    Edhi 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 Mortuary

    In 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 Services

    The 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.[13] Wathra urges bank to contribute in pitch for edhi foundation
    • Free Consultancy Clinic
    • Laboratory
    • Pre Diabetic Centre
    • Nursing Training Centre
    • Immunization Center
    • Patient Utility Service
    • Edhi Free OPD

    Children Services

    Bilquis 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.[14]Children services
    • Children Services
    • Child Adoption Center
    • Jhoolas (Baby Cradles)
    • Abandoned Children Welfare Centre

    Child Adoption Center Childcare Services

    The 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 Service

    Because 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.  [15] Missing personn service

    Welfare Centers

    The 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 Houses

    Voluntary 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 Animals

    Edhi 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.[16] Edhi homes for shelter of animals

    Grave Yard Services

    Edlhi 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.

    International Community Centers

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    The work of Edhi Foundation has extended beyond Pakistan. Currently, branches of Edhi International Foundation are providing regular services in New York, Ontario, Dacca, Tokyo, Sydney, London, Dubai, while preliminary work for establishing branches in Afghanistan, India, Sri Lanka, Yemen and Russia has been completed. These International Community Centres look after the welfare of Asians abroad. Their activities include: Burial of dead bodies, financial and moral support to the needy people visiting foreign countries for medical treatment, assistance in restoring lost and runaway children to their families, co-ordination and distribution of relief aid outside Pakistan, and drug abuse rehabilitation service.


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