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Mr.Malik supervising Mastoid Surgery
Surgeon preparing Middle Ear Case
Ear Surgery - Mr Janjua (Birmingham) training ENT Surgeon from Karachi.

Major Ear Surgery Project –Civil Hospital Mirpurkhas, (Sindh): 2008 – 2016

In the last 9 years IMRA has sent Surgical team consisting of 4 – 5 U.K. ENT Surgeons and have done over 300 major ear surgery cases. IMRA has donated 5 Microscopes, Mastoid Drill, Anaesthetic Monitors, Diathermy Machines, Middle Ear surgery instruments and various other Surgical and Anaesthetic equipment worth totaling over £150,000 to ENT Department in Civil Hospital Mirpurkhas.


Indus Hospital – Karachi 2009-2016

Indus Charity Hospital is 150 bedded hospital and is a unique project in a county like Pakistan. Every patient is treated completely free irrespective of his or her status. The hospital is run by charitable donations from rich industrialists mainly and provides a very high quality service for patients who cannot afford it. Since 2009 until 2016 IMRA team has performed over 70 Major Ear cases on extremely poor patients. IMRA has donated 3 Microscopes, extensive Anaesthetic and Paediatric airway equipment, 3 Nerve Monitors, Colposcope, 3 Audiometers and various surgical instruments and appliances worth totalling £100,000 and over 700 Hearing Aids worth approx. £10,000.


Anaesthetic Equipment
Anaesthetic Equipment Donated



3 Microscopes


Extensive Anaesthetic and Paediatric airway equipment


3 Nerve Monitors




3 Audiometers


Various surgical instruments and appliances


700 Hearing Aids

TOTAL OVER £100,000

child who had implant
Indus Hospital
IMRa Indus Hospital

INDUS HOSPITAL KARACHI IMRA started this free programme in Dow University Karachi and has now moved to the Indus (Charity) Hospital, Karachi. Since December 2012 over 40 children have received Implants and 37 of these were completely paid for by donors as these patients were extremely poor. Mr Noweed Ahmad, Consultant Otologist/Skull Base Surgeon James Cook University Hospital has been the Lead Surgeon.  

Cochlear Implant Team
Cochlear Implant Before Surgery
Cochlear Implant Patient
Cochlear Implant

Pioneering Project Providing Free Cochlear Implants to Poor Patients: In many third world countries there is no governmental facility for the poor to get access to Cochlear Implantation (a cure for total deafness). A child who is born or becomes totally deaf is deprived of hearing everyday sounds and it is almost impossible for them to develop spoken language. Approximately 250,000 people worldwide have received cochlear implants (to date) and the vast majority have been done in developed countries (approx. £20,000 per implant).


Ghurki Hospital Lahore/Sahiwal District Teaching Hospital IMRA team had been approached by this Hospital Trust Management to deliver ENT services in this charitable facility. IMRA has donated over 750 Hearing Aids to be dispensed by an IMRA volunteer Audiologist to the poor patients. The total cost of this service and equipment is approx. £6000. IMRA has started Major Ear Surgery in this hospital in November 2015. IMRA team also operated in SAHIWAL in November 2013.


Dow University Hospital Karachi (DUH) 2011-2012 IMRA arranged an Audiologist and a Speech therapist from Karachi (DUH) to come to London in 2011 and gain training in Cochlear Implant Rehabilitation. These trainees spent about 6 months at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Royal National Ear, Nose, Throat Hospital, Northwick Park Hospital in London and Manchester Royal Infirmary. Two ENT Surgeons from DUH, Karachi were also trained for 3 months at Great Ormond and Royal National ENT Hospital in 2012 to start the first free Cochlear Implant Programme for poor patients in Pakistan. IMRA spent £20,000 for the training of the above personnel. IMRA donated 200 Hearing Aids to DUH Karachi as well as Nerve Monitoring Equipment costing approximately £6500.


Flood relief 2010 – Pakistan IMRA donated £3000 to help the flood victims and organised a fundraising event and collected approx £10,000 which was sent to Imran Khan Charity to help the flood victims. Pakistan Earthquake 2005 IMRA arranged three weatherproof cabins each accommodating eight patients for the victims who needed medical care at an expense of over £2000. IMRA also arranged an Anaesthetist to train local personnel to deal with emergencies.

© 2017 IMRA (International Medical Relief Agency) Registered Charity No. 1089354.