The high cost of medical treatment in Pakistan often means that working families have to make the choice between food and medical care. The fear of causing financial pressure and shame on their families makes many of the elderly avoid discussing the issues they are facing. Instead they are forced to continue to suffer in silence for the rest of their lives.
For the elderly who live without family support, a pension or any type of income there is no choice. They simply do not even try to seek the treatment that they so desperately need to survive. Alone, vulnerable and sick; they live without hope and dignity.
Zohra Foundation has been providing free medical care to the elderly for over 5 years. Our medical packs, volunteer nurses and doctors travel across Pakistan to provide lifesaving medical treatment to thousands of men and women.