Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, whose family hails from Peshawar, was born in Karachi in 1961. He did his matriculation from Springfield School in KDA scheme-1 and Inter Sciences from Adamjee College. He earned his MBBS
Dr. Abdul Bari Khan
Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, whose family hails from Peshawar, was born in Karachi in 1961. He did his matriculation from Springfield School in KDA scheme-1 and Inter Sciences from Adamjee College. He earned his MBBS from DOW Medical College in 1986 and fellowship in Cardiac Surgery from College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan in 1995.
Dr. Abdul Bari Khan has always been involved in social welfare activities. Even as a medical student he volunteered himself for Patients’ Welfare Association (PWA) in DOW medical College and soon became its focal person for the PWA blood bank.
In 1986, a bomb blast happened in Karachi where many people died. The casualty section of Civil Hospital was too small. Dr. Khan joined hands with Patients’ Welfare Association and established a 36 beds casualty ward at the cost of Rs. 3.6 millions. Majority of the funds were raised by school children.
After acquiring Cardiac Surgery training, Dr. Abdul Bari Khan joined Civil Hospital Karachi as Assistant Professor where no Cardiac Surgery ward existed. His post was like a Minister without portfolio or a driver without vehicle. Dr. Khan helped in raising funds of Rs30.5 million using the platform of ‘Friends of Cardiac Surgery’ for the establishment of Cardiac Surgery Department to perform free of cost cardiac surgery.
During the past five years more than thousands surgeries were done at this department. For Dr. Khan, journey is not finished yet. Apart from the better services and facilities, Dr. Khan played a vital role to help setup Rufaydah Foundation (RF) for people those who cannot afford expensive treatments and surgeries. The RF is established by a group of God-fearing professionals, businessmen, social workers and intellectuals seeking unconditional and uncompromised medical services for the poor and the weak.
The Rufaydah Foundation is dedicated to the revival of glorious Islamic tradition of devotion and services. In realization of this vision of Islam RF seeks to establish state-of-the-art tertiary care centre where all poor and needy would avail state-of-the-art medical care free of cost.
Rufaydah Foundation has entered into an agreement with Islamic Mission Hospital Trust (IMHT). The Trust has 20 acres of hospital land at Korangi where, RF is planning to establish 800 beds hospital for free treatment. The name of this hospital has been suggested as Indus Hospital.