I would like to extend my congratulations to the brothers and sisters at Imam Al-Hujjah Hospital on relaunching the hospital website.
The new updates were made to satisfy our users with a unique and modern layout. The content of the website reflects a realistic image of our humanitarian work.
We find it imperative to review and evaluate such achievements objectively in order to refine the services provided by our employees.
The main goal of the hospital project is to facilitate access to open-heart surgery and establish a Coronary Care Unit (CCU). The hospital administration devoted great efforts in providing the necessary medical equipment for this goal, however, the ongoing pandemic forced a delay in fulfilling our vision, (Perhaps slowing down is a blessing in disguise, because You [Allah] alone know the consequences of all matters). Nonetheless, we are proud of the advancements we have achieved in spinal and ophthalmic surgery, laparoscopy, and otolaryngology surgery, not to mention the honorable stand that Imam Al-Hujjah Hospital took to support Iraqi citizens during the spread of COVID-19. When other health centers declined to provide their medical services to corona patients, we were the only nongovernmental hospital in the holy city of Karbala that took those patients under its wing and offered them the best medical treatment. May Allah (SWT) enable us to persevere with our humanitarian mission.
Charity and simple fees have been the distinctive feature of this project since its establishment. Unfortunately, due to the absence of government support and the lack of health insurance companies, the hospital apologetically places all expenses on the patient in order to pay the operational costs as well as the salaries of physicians, nurses, and the rest of the hospital staff. Simultaneously, we set the prices to correspond with the average income of citizens at a much lower rate than the prices at health investment projects.
We offer the following services for low-income and underserved patients:
1) Special forms to receive discounts or free-of-charge medical services.
2) Full sponsorship of surgeries for a great number of underprivileged patients, mostly widows and orphans.
3) Two hours of free medical examinations at the emergency unit, on a daily basis, as well as the free medical consultations every Tuesday.
4) Qard Al-Hassan (free-of-interest loan) to cover the expenses of surgeries with a long-term payment plan.
Lastly, I plead to Allah (SWT) to bestow this project with more blessings and achievements for the benefit of those who are in need, and I also call upon my believer sons and daughters to extend a helping hand and contribute to this charity, with the intention of satisfying Allah (SWT) and Ahl Al-Bayt (peace be upon them).