You won’t be able to save the world alone, but if you walk fast, you can save the man in front of you. This is the fundamental philosophy behind a medical camp. On paper, it seems a rather futile effort if anything less than 100 people are attending a medical camp, right? However, you will be amazed by the impact of these life-saving camps, especially on those who can’t afford quality healthcare services. In this discussion, we will look at the 5 things medical camps provide, which enhance their relevance in society.
5 things medical camps provide
So after a lot of digging, we identified the five key things or services provided by medical camps. A great medical camp will have at least four out of five checked against its name, if not all.
1- Medical services for the underprivileged
The state in which underprivileged people in rural areas live is abysmal, to say the least. To imagine that they will get quality healthcare services is just giving yourself false hope. This alarming situation is recognized by various nonprofits. Free medical camps are arranged in this regard, to provide the underprivileged, some quality healthcare services. These services are usually in the domain of diagnosis, prognosis, and consultation. It becomes the responsibility of the medical camp to suggest the best treatment for patients attending it. The nature of these medical camps varies as well. It could be a dental camp, an eye camp, a physiotherapy camp or just a general medical camp.
2- Emergency services
In the case of disasters and natural calamities, these medical camps play an important role. In a disaster, the number of people facing a life-threatening situation is just too big. In such a scenario, governments can’t handle all the burden alone. Hence, the role of these medical camps becomes even more crucial. They share the burden by providing first aid services to those who are in imminent danger of losing their lives.
3- Educating masses about healthcare
Basic healthcare education is something that not a lot of people give importance to. However, if implemented, this knowledge can help in minimizing the risk posed by various diseases. This is one of the jobs done well by a medical camp. The idea is to disseminate, the basic preventive measures, in masses. Sounds cliché but true till to date: Prevention a hundred times better than cure!
4- Identification of patients with critical health status
Often, people who are suffering from an extremely dangerous disorder, visit these medical camps. It is the job of doctors working at such a medical camp to register these sever cases. Not only register, but these patients must also be referred to a proper healthcare facility, where they can get specific treatment.
5- Working on future
Even a one-day medical camp isn’t just about seeing the patients and then wrapping up stuff. These medical camps are a valuable tool for determining the health status of a particular area. A medical camp in an underprivileged area can provide deep insight into the living standards of people living there. It becomes much easier to evaluate the health needs if one has that kind of information. This data is shared with the government as well, to come up with a solution to the problems faced by the poor.
Medical camps and Transparent Hands
The biggest crowdfunding platform in Pakistan with unparalleled transparency standards, Transparent Hands also plays its part in this regard. The organization sets up medical camps in remote and underprivileged areas of Pakistan, absolutely free of cost. The services provided in these medical camps include diagnostic tests, free medicines, and consultation. If you can’t organize a medical camp on your own but want to be a part of one, this is your chance. Donate to Transparent Hands and save millions of lives in Pakistan!
That’s all from this discussion. But before we sign off, there are a couple of things we would like to highlight. Firstly, go to only that medical camp which is headed by qualified and competent doctors. There is no point in listening to quacks, you might as well just sit at home. Secondly, these medical camps mostly provide their services voluntarily. They desperately need our support and backing, both financially and morally. So if you have caught the giving bug this season, think about donating to one of these life-saving facilities nearby!