In a country like Pakistan, it is too idealistic to hope that the government can take care of every citizen of the state. The task becomes even more onerous and impossible when one views it from a healthcare point of view. The burden of reaching out to those who cannot afford even basic health amenities must be shared by the government, and the non-government organizations. In this regard, there are several welfare NGOs, which are playing their part effectively in helping out those who need our help. In this discussion, we are going to look at such 10 leading NGOs that conduct medical camps in remote areas in Pakistan.
1- Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan
Like any other NGO, the Alkhidmat foundation tries to serve the citizens in more than one way. However, the healthcare services of the foundation are certainly its noblest work. The foundation takes the responsibility of arranging free medical camps, of the mobile nature, for the sake of those who belong to the underprivileged class of the society.
2- Shahid Afridi Foundation Pakistan
It is a foundation that is earning new heights of reputation, simply because of the good work, it has put in the healthcare field. In the COVID-19 days, you might have seen Shahid Afridi carrying ration bags for those who needed them in remote areas of the country. The foundation conducts medical checkups with the same alacrity as well.
3- Edhi Foundation
Whenever charity work in the country will be a topic of discussion, the Edhi foundation’s name will be the first name that springs to mind. The NGOs that conduct medical camps, free of cost, for those poor individuals and sick ones that belong to the underprivileged section of the society. Other healthcare services offered by this foundation include the world’s biggest ambulance service, hospitals, and other care services specific for different demographic groups in the population.
4- Insaniyat Foundation
It is in the objectives of the Insaniyat foundation to organize free medical camps that take care of the people who cannot afford a checkup of routine nature. Apart from that, the foundation also aims to provide medicines to sick ones, offer blood transfusion services, and conduct seminars to promote awareness about a certain medical issue.
5- Healthcare & Social Welfare Association
One of the key objectives of this reputable foundation is to provide quality healthcare services, free of cost, to those who cannot afford basic health amenities. Donating medicines and medical equipment is certainly one way of doing it.
6- Aaghaz Foundation
Apart from conducting free medical camps, the Aaghaz foundation focuses on raising awareness among the different sections of populations, regarding different diseases. We feel that it is a very beneficial initiative, more of this is needed in a society like that of ours.
HOPE is a Karachi based NGO, which focuses on a lot of social and welfare work domains. Healthcare facilities provided by the organization are one aspect of the good work conducted by HOPE. The mobile health units that are organized for the sake of underprivileged sections of the city are the hallmark feature of these NGOs’ good work.
8- Al-Mustafa Welfare Society
The area of services is quite a wide one when it comes to the Al-Mustafa Welfare Society. Schools, mosques, orphanages, and skill development centers run by the foundation are proof of this fact. The stand out feature, however, is the healthcare service this non-governmental society provides. Medical centers and hospitals are one aspect, the free medical camps other. The camps conducted by the society are of various natures, including the emergency medical camps, the free eye surgery camps, and free cleft lip palate camps.
9- Pakistan Red Crescent
A foundation that is deemed as one of the most reputable institutes in the country, PRC tries to reach out to the sick and the poor of the country through its mobile health units. Many depend on the healthcare services offered by this society for their regular check-ups and medicines.
10- Transparent Hands
Transparent Hands is the largest technological platform for crowdfunding NGOs that conduct medical camps in the healthcare sector of Pakistan. It offers a complete range of free healthcare services including medical and surgical treatments, medical camps, and telehealth facilities to the underprivileged community of Pakistan.
The platform provides visibility to underprivileged patients and builds a personal and trusted bond between patients and donors while ensuring complete transparency. It also sets up free medical camps in the rural areas of Pakistan in which, free medical consultation, free medicines, and free diagnostic tests are provided to the deserving patients.
There are many other foundations, organizations, and trusts that play their part in assisting the underprivileged medically, as well. However, the limitations of time and space force us to conclude this discussion here. We hope that this article will serve as an insight into the noble work of NGOs in the healthcare sector in the country.