Saturday, December 1, 2007

A Very Important Place:

Karwan-e-Hayat is a hospital in Karachi launched in 2004 that offers medical care and rehabilitation to mentally ill men and women. Most of this care is offered free of charge to those unable to pay. There is no other such organization in Pakistan, a country of 150 million people. The hospital has two wings, male and female, both devotedly run by a team of highly-skilled psychiatrists and clinical psychologists. The importance of psychiatric rehabilitation is a new focus in Pakistan; at K-e-H, patients are offered yoga, cooking, art, gardening, and other activities. The hospital is extremely well-regarded, but it needs your help, as it is run almost entirely on private donations. Please visit the website, spread the word, and, if you are in a position to help, please do so.


peaceBIRD said...

Dear Uzma,
Thanks for adding to our knowledge, however, I was wondering why you have not commented on the emrgency. I would expect atleast one small comment on the current situation from a Pakistan writer.
From peacebird

Uzma Aslam Khan said...

Thanks for your comment. I have commented extensively on the emergency and on Pakistani politics in general for the last several years. Some of these articles have been published (and links are posted on my blog), others not. I'm afraid I don't have control over that. My blog is not meant to be a journal or newspaper; I just don't have time for that. I put myself into my books and my essays, including political essays. I am genuinely sorry if that is disappointing but it is absolutely not the case that I have said nothing about the current painful situation.

Kate said...

Dear Uzma and Dave--I'm thrilled to see your blogs. I've been wondering about you both for years--and I see you've been very productive. Please let's catch up.--Kate Ledger (from UofA)

Uzma Aslam Khan said...

Kate! Wonderful to hear from you. But what a tease: you don't leave your contact info. Please email me: