Khan Kidney Centers launched
The first two of five kidney
centers sponsored by Imdad-Sitara Khan Foundation (ISKF)
were inaugurated at Hotel Sheraton in the city yesterday
by Justice Muhammad Habibur Rahman, former chief adviser
to the caretaker government, says a press release.
The Khan Family Foundation, established in the USA in
2003 by expatriate Bangladeshi Dr Imdad H Khan and his
wife Sitara A Khan, has been donating funds to many
philanthropic organisations worldwide. In Bangladesh
it has been funding a large number of scholarships to
meritorious but needy students for studying engineering,
medicine and science.
Under the patronage of Khan Family Foundation, a trust
named Imdad-Sitara Khan Foundation (ISKF) will establish
kidney centers in district towns throughout Bangladesh.
Inspired by this noble cause, the Independent Dialysis
Foundations Inc, Maryland, USA, has donated 39 dialysis
machines to Old Rajshahi Cadets Association-USA Chapter
for utilising them in the Imdad-Sitara Khan Kidney Centers
As per the project proposal ISKF is initially planning
to set up five kidney dialysis centers in Dhaka, Rajshahi,
Rangpur, Bogra and Kushtia. As its first venture, it
has established two kidney centers in Dhaka and Rajshahi
to serve the downtrodden kidney patients.
The ceremony was attended and addressed by National
Professor and renowned cardiologist Brig Gen (Retd)
MA Malik and renowned nephrologist Prof Harun Ur Rashid.
It was also attended by a large number of reputed doctors,
philanthropists and eminent personalities.