Transparent Hands recently arranged a free medical camp in Azad Kashmir with a preventive healthcare session on October 22, 2023, at Jander Sari in Gurez Valley. Recognizing the dire lack of healthcare facilities and access to essential medicines, this medical camp aimed to bridge the healthcare gap and provide quality medical services to impoverished patients residing in this remote mountainous village.
Free Consultations, Medicines, and Diagnostic Tests
A total of 315 deserving patients had the opportunity to consult with expert doctors at no charge. The camp also provided free medicines, diabetes tests, uric acid tests, hepatitis B and C screenings, and cholesterol and blood pressure checkups. Additionally, 270 diagnostic tests were conducted to help diagnose and evaluate the patient’s medical conditions.
Diseases and Treatments
Most of the patients who sought consultation were suffering from fever, cough, flu, sore throat, chest infection, earache, toothache, weak eyesight, eye infection, skin allergies, seasonal allergies, scabies, high Bp, diabetes, diarrhea, gastric pain, kidney pain, knee pain, vitamin D deficiency, anemia, UTI, and body weakness. No surgical case was registered.
Preventive Healthcare Session
One of our expert doctors conducted a preventive healthcare session dedicated to educating the attendees on the prevention and management of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs).
Transparent Hands provided much-needed aid in a challenging and isolated mountainous village where healthcare resources are scarce. The free medical camp became a lifeline for 315 patients and their families, offering hope in the absence of healthcare facilities and medicines. The camp provided general check-ups, diagnostic tests, consultations, and essential medications, ensuring comprehensive care for the villagers.
The success of the Azad Kashmir medical camp highlighted the need for sustained healthcare initiatives and emphasized the importance of bridging the healthcare divide in marginalized communities.