The first SINA clinic was established in 1998 when Dr. Asif Imam returned to Pakistan after practicing medicine in the USA for over two decades. The vision guiding this beginning was simple, to provide quality primary healthcare to those in need regardless of financial means available. Named after Ibn Sīnā (Avicenna), SINA Health, Education & Welfare trust was formally registered as a trust under Pakistani law in 2007.
SINA’s greatest asset is its quality management system. This system is unique as it has adapted quality healthcare protocols used in developed healthcare systems for application in low-income settings. All doctors at SINA clinics are trained to use this protocol-based system and are evaluated by the medical team at the SINA-Head Office based on their performance every month.
This is the foundation on which we believe a scalable quality primary healthcare system can be created to cater to the needs of less privileged communities across Pakistan. Therefore, our aim is to replicate this system of primary healthcare across Pakistan.