Prime Foundation a not for profit charitable organization released its annual report for year 2017-18. Prime Foundation aspires to achieve excellence in the fields of healthcare education & research; community services & development, humanitarian relief and rehabilitation.
The Foundation has special focus on health sector and operates a number of educational institutes and hospitals under its umbrella. Peshawar Medical College (PMC) was the first institute established by the Foundation, with Peshawar Dental College (PDC), Rufaidah College of Nursing and Prime Institute of Public Health added over time. Prime Foundation also runs a community health and development center on non profit basis for rural communities.
In addition to education and training, Prime Foundation has a long list of completed and on going public health interventions and programs in collaboration with Department of Health, UN systems and I/NGOs. These programs are crucial towards the end of raising community awareness, health and social uplift. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors that comprises of dedicated medical professionals and educationists.
It is worth mentioning that PMC is the premier institution of Prime Foundation and is registered with Pakistan Medical & Dental Council. It is a leading institute for undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in the private sector. The college has pioneered problem based learning and integrated modular education in the province. So far, around 65% graduates of all PMC batches have either joined or successfully completed their postgraduate training in Pakistan and abroad.
Prime Foundation has a venerable tradition of awarding educational subsidies to 20% of its total students in every academic session. Since 2013 Prime Foundation has awarded PKR 236 million in educational subsidies to its students. It is worthwhile to cite that some of the students especially orphans are not only given full tuition waiver but the college also provide them free boarding facility as well.
In addition to education and research Prime Foundation allied hospitals chain and primary care center also offer high quality subsidized health care services to the people of KP and Afghan refugees. Kuwait and Mercy are two subsidiary teaching hospitals with various medical, surgical and diagnostic specialties.
These hospitals offer pharmacy, diagnostic, laboratory and other facilities on twenty four hours basis. These hospitals also offer highly discounted rates for its services to all patients especially the deserving under privileged poor patients. During the reporting year, Kuwait and Mercy hospitals gave discount of PKR 394 million to its patients.