Interview with Dr. Aman Kassim Machiyara – Chairman, ZMT Primary Healthcare Network
For the past two decades, Dr. Aman Kassim Machiyara has been working for empowering primary healthcare by making it accessible and affordable in underprivileged localities so that despite the socio-economic challenges people may get timely quality treatment. Dr. Aman Kassim Machiyara completed his M.B.B.S from Sindh Medical College (SMC), Karachi. He is a successful industrialist and a Director of Machiyara group of companies, which is one of the leading business groups in Pakistan, with extensive experience in the fields of construction, real estate development, textiles, and trading etc.
Dr. Aman Kassim Machiyara is:
- Director, Kassim Textiles (Pvt) Ltd and associate partner- R.S. Associates, Allied Associates, S.H. Enterprise, Fashion Knit Industries, and J.M. Associates.
- President of KIRAN patient welfare society (KPWS) which is a cancer treatment hospital in Karachi.
- Chairman of Macter Pharmaceutical.
- Ex-Chairman of Denim Association.
- Senior Vice Chairman of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA)
Because of Dr. Aman Kassim Machiyara’s honesty, integrity, credibility and professionalism in the market, other like-minded people have been influenced by his philanthropy and supported the noble cause of empowering primary healthcare for all, through their generous Donation and Zakat.
PAKISTAN & GULF ECONOMIST had an exclusive conversation with Dr. Aman Kassim Machiyara regarding ZMT Primary Healthcare Network. The excerpts of the conversation are as follows:
ZMT is one of the largest Primary Healthcare network in Karachi. It is a faith-driven-organization serving the suffering humanity to seek the pleasure of Almighty by empowering the Primary Health Care system. ZMT started its humble journey with just 3 clinics and over the couple of decades, it has evolved into Primary Health Care Network of 45 Clinics in the densely populated suburbs of Karachi. ZMT is complete Non-Profit-Organization, FBR registered and also Tax exempted and Certified from Pakistan Centre of Philanthropy (PCP).
ZMT is striving towards excellence in Primary Health Care and relies solely on Donations and Zakat from philanthropic individuals, corporate and other donors.
ZMT is focusing on Primary Health Care as it is a whole-of-society approach to health and well-being centered on the needs and preferences of individuals, families and communities An accessible, strong, and timely Primary Health Care system lessens the pressure on tertiary & secondary care providers.
ZMT has directly benefited more than 1,500,000 patients annually with quality treatment. So far ZMT have served more than 6.6 million deserving patients majorly focusing on women and children. At ZMT per patient cost is Rs.300/- and we never let our patients return without treatment just because of unaffordability.