A group of passionate individuals, mostly housewives, starts visiting government hospitals in Lahore to spend time with unaccompanied patients.
The group starts further programs, including clothes and food distribution, free medical camps, and anti-polio vaccination drives in the poverty stricken community of Badami Bagh, Lahore.
A young mother dies, whom the group attended to when she was admitted at a government hospital due to uterine cancer, protracted because of the mishandling of her pregnancy; her death devastates everyone and they resolve to work on the cause of maternal health.
On 1st May, Medicare Trust is registered under the Trust Act 1882, with the purpose of serving the poor.
Sponsored by Medicare Trust, a feasibility study is conducted in poverty stricken Badami Bagh Lahore, which proposes a medical facility, especially for the poor expecting mothers there. Land is purchased for the construction of Medicare Trust Hospital and the contract for its design is awarded.
The first fundraising event by Medicare Trust is organized, and appeals are made for donations for the construction of Medicare Trust Hospital The ground breaking ceremony of the hospital takes place, attended by all the founding members.
The soft launch of Medicare Trust Hospital takes place in October, at a small ceremony organized at the hospital premises. Through a skill development program (PUM) sponsored by the Government of Netherlands, a Dutch pediatrician – Dr. Rodrigues Perriera, visits Pakistan and spends time in the development of Medicare Trust Hospital’s system.
The Hospital opens its doors to the public on 14th August, amidst celebrations of Pakistan’s Independence Day, initially offering out-patient services to treat general ailments. Inpatient services start in October 2006, and the first baby is delivered in the same month. The Operation Theatre becomes functional, with the first C-section delivery conducted.
PUM Netherlands sends its first teams of certified Dutch midwives who provide three weeks of training to nurses from Medicare Trust Hospital, Fatima Memorial Hospital and Lady Wellington Hospital.
The Netherlands Embassy in Islamabad awards funding for the purchase of an X-Ray plant for the Hospital.
PUM Netherlands sends Dutch midwives yet again for the training of nurses and midwives The X-Ray unit of the Hospital, sponsored by Netherlands Embassy Islamabad, becomes functional.
The first specialized gynecological surgery is conducted successfully at the hospital.
The Hospital becomes a 50 bedded facility, with the donation of a new ward Mother Nutricare Program is started, whereby nourishment is regularly provided free of cost to poor expecting mothers seeking care at the hospital.
Medicare Trust Hospital gets its first ambulance van, gifted by a donor.
Medicare Trust’s Head Office, previously being operated from a Trustee’s home, finally gets a space of its own, located in Gulberg – Lahore
The first outlet of FQ Labs is gifted to Medicare Trust by a donor, and becomes its first revenue generation stream, to make Medicare Trust sustainable.
APPNA Michigan Chapter in the US, for the first time provides a grant to Medicare Trust for its Hepatitis B Preventive Vaccination campaign to inoculate vulnerable communities in Badami Bagh
Netherlands Embassy Islamabad provides a grant for the development of Medicare Trust’s first Mother and Child Healthcare unit (MCH), a two bedded normal delivery center for the underprivileged.
Medicare Trust gets registered under SECP, and consequently changes its name to Medicare Health Foundation.
The first Mother and Child Healthcare unit (MCH), established in Shadbagh Lahore, is launched on 16th February.
Noor Medicare Hospital, donated by Mr. Gulzar ul Haq and named after his father Chuadhry Noor Elahi, is inaugurated in April and becomes a fully functional in-patient hospital by September 2018.