IMI Aligarh started its foundation with the Get Well Charitable Clinic in March of 2002. Located in the economically challenged neighborhood of Zohra Bagh, they offer quality healthcare at very little to no cost. The organization's goal is to spread the mission of Ahlul Bayt (a.s) and the word of Imam Husain (a.s.) and as such have launched several projects in the name of Imam Husain (a.s.).
The clinic started expanding and launched its dental unit in 2005. In 2015, the clinic established a separate eye unit called the Ainullah Eye Unit. Their eye unit performed over 200 free cataract surgeries in just 3 years of its opening. The clinic provides its services to close to 1200 people every month and over 14,000 people each year.
In 2018, with the support of Beta Charitable Trust, IMI started collaborating with their local partners, the TAHA foundation and set up their first eye clinic in old Lucknow. The clinic sees at least 70 patients every week. To help with their costs, the clinic charges a minimal amount of Rs.10 per patient, whereas an average cost at an ophthalmic clinic in the area is Rs.400. In the same year, the clinic also introduced eye surgeries in the nearby ARMA Hospital where they perform at least 4 surgeries every week. They have had over 5200 patients so far and have performed over 150 surgeries since opening, including cataracts, corneal transplantation, glaucoma surgery (trabeculectomy), evisceration with ball implant - prosthetic eye, pterygium with conjunctival graft, topical phacoemulsification, and bilateral phacoemulsification in congenital cataracts. As of 2021, the eye clinic has become a regional referral center for the community and locals of Lucknow and nearby districts, with a steady increase of 17% in the number of visits every year.
Imamia Medics International, Aligarh has worked tirelessly to provide humanitarian aid, services, and relief across the area for nearly two decades. Its mission is to help anyone in need regardless of their religion or community.
Food Distribution: They provide cooked food packets throughout Ramadan and the first 10 days of Muharram to poor families.
Blanket Distribution: They periodically distribute blankets to poor communities. Recently, the clinic distributed 2,40,000 Rs worth of blankets and mattresses to 300 poor families. Over the past year, the clinic has been at the frontlines of COVID-19 relief as well.
Over the years, IMI has expanded its reach in several poor areas across North India through multiple clinics and camps. The clinic periodically arranges mobile clinics and health camps like diabetes, cardiac, cancer, kidney disease, eye, HIV, women care, and blood donation camps. Through these camps, the clinic provides state-of-the-art medical services to those who cannot afford it otherwise.
Mobile Clinics: IMI Aligarh launched its first Mobile Clinic in 2013. This was the first service of IMI in Aligarh which provided health care facilities to the rural and remote areas of Aligarh through a weekly Imamia Mobile Clinic. The mobile clinic offers its medical services to 150-200 patients across approximately 20 villages every month. These mobile clinics have been able to help many people who cannot afford to travel to cities for treatment get appropriate medical assistance. The mobile clinic also provides point-of-care services like ECGs and blood sugar monitoring to patients and free medications to those in need. Dozens of cataract patients who come to Imamia Mobile Clinic get surgeries in the name of Imam Hussain (a.s.) free of cost.
Eye Camps: One of IMI India's most successful camps in the north is their eye camps. IMI Aligarh and Lucknow organized over 36 eye camps, with 50,000 people screened and thousands of patients operated on. These camps provided care to an area of 1,000,000 people across three states, covering over 36 districts and 20 – 25 villages. During 2020 and at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, they were able to help 50 people get free eye surgery and are still working on the frontlines. Patients with complicated and advanced stages of cataracts such as hyper and mature cataracts are seen regularly at these eye camps. Seeing how difficult it was for some people to get help, IMI Aligarh set up micro teams in every village where their camps are held. These micro teams help identify patients in need of financial assistance and facilitate means to finance treatment.
Blood Donation Camps: Since 2007 IMI Aligarh has regularly set up several successful blood donation camps called the Husaini Blood Donation camps during the Ashura and Arbaeen procession. IMI Aligarh was the first to initiate a blood donation camp in our community. Many voluntary students and azadars donate their blood for this good cause every year. Along with the blood donation camp, IMI also provides a special Husaini Ambulance service during the Muharram juloos.
HIV Counseling Camps and Publications: To generate public awareness and mitigate the impact of HIV, the clinic regularly organizes HIV checkups and counseling camps throughout the year. < /p>
Also as a part of the health awareness campaign, the clinic has written and distributed publications on many important topics like family planning, breastfeeding, and dengue.
Along with these, the clinic has also set up many other successful camps like kidney disease camps, cardiac screening camps, cancer screening camps, women care camps, diabetics screening camps, etc.
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