Pakistan Thalassaemia Welfare Society
In 1991 a group of experienced and highly qualified doctors with an interest in the welfare of children with thalassaemia got together and laid the foundation of Pakistan Thalassaemia Welfare Society (PATHWEL). It is registered as a non-profit organization vide Letter No VSWA/ICT/135 of 1991 under the Society Registration Act XXI of 1860.
Late Lt Gen Faheem Ahmed Khan (R), HI (M) became the founding President of the Society. In 1992 the first treatment centre of the Society was started at the PMA House Liaqat Road Rawalpindi. The number of patients benefiting from the treatment centre gradually started increasing and the space became inadequate. In 2006 with the efforts of Late Lt Gen Fahim Ahmed Khan and many others the Society was able to raise its own five storied building at Tipu Road.
PATHWEL is a member of Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) and Thalassaemia Federation of Pakistan (TFP). It is also registered with Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP). At present over 500 patients of thalassaemia major are getting treatment at the PATHWEL Thalassaemia Centre.
In late 2019 PATHWEL started working on the establishment of a Bone Marrow Transplant and Haematology Daycare Centre. Both of these centres are now operational and providing excellent services for the poor and the deserving patients.
PATHWEL is run by an efficient management system. At the end of each financial year, an external audit of the financial transactions is conducted by an independent firm of chartered accountants. The system is meant to safeguard the asset of the organization, ensure reliability of the accounts and achieve operational efficiency and effectiveness of the organization. The basic principles of management include adherence to ethical and principled morals and ensuring that the staff, at all levels, is competent to carry out the duties assigned to them.