The Patients’ Behbud Society for The Aga Khan University Hospital​


The Patients’ Behbud Society (PBS) ​for The Aga Khan University Hospital is an independent, charitable society responsible for collecting and disbursing zakat, in order to help mustehiq patients receive high quality medical treatment at The Aga Khan University Hospital. 

PBS assists the most underprivileged members of society, without any discrimination or compromise on the quality of care. Generous donors support these humanitarian efforts, as well as a PBS Committee formed by respected and prominent citi​zens​.

As a legal entity, the Patients’ Behbud Society gets regularly audited and adheres to a meticulous process of identifying the most deserving patients who are elig​ible for Zakat according to the rules of Shariah. 

All Zak​​at donations are used for the sole treatment of the patients, with no amount allocated to administrative or other expenses.  All disbursement of Zakat funds is through a transparent process and audited accounts are publically available. This ensures that disbursements of Zakat funds are done in a manner that allows the donors to fulfil their religious responsibilities in the highest manner. 

Through this Zak​at fund, men, women and children are provided primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare. PBS liaises directly with each service specialty, such as Children’s Hospital (Paediatrics), Oncology (cancer care) and Heart, Lungs and Vascular (Cardiology), to ensure that the Hospital’s cutting edge research and technology is accessible to the most vulnerable patients, particularly against life-threatening illnesses.​