On 15th September 2019, Transparent Hands conducted a one-day medical camp for the Christian community at FGA Church, Youhanabad in Lahore. In this medical camp, free medical check-up facility, free medicines and diagnostic test facility were provided to the deserving people living in Youhanabad.
During the camp, a team of highly qualified doctors and para-medical staff examined 296 patients free of cost. Free medicines were distributed as prescribed by doctors. Free diagnostic test facility was also provided which included; Blood Pressure Test, Diabetes Test, Hepatitis B & C Screening Test. Among the patients, 7 were found HCV positive. Majority of the people complained of stomach related issues and weakness due to contaminated water and food and respiratory infections due to pollution. In the camp, 1 surgical patient of Spinal Disease was identified, who was pre-registered with Transparent Hands for free surgical treatment.
“It hurts me when I see poor people begging for healthcare even at most prominent hospitals where they are turned down on the basis of their poor financial condition, caste or religion. Transparent Hands has one aim; healthcare without disparity and today, I’m extremely proud that we’ve initiated this camp for the Christian community. I promise you all, we’ll be coming back, again and again, to support people of this area and provide you all the healthcare facilities without discrimination” – Aftab Ahmad, Healthcare Administrator
Conclusion – Medical Camp at FGA Church
Transparent Hands team comprising of 11 members managed this medical camp successfully. The team included 2 doctors (1 Female, 1 Male), 1 pharmacist, 2 phlebotomists, 1 supervisor, 1 photographer, 2 helpers and 2 patient registration persons.
The Christian community in the camp thanked Transparent Hands and lauded the efforts and dedication of their doctors, paramedical staff and volunteers who took part in the camp. They also requested to organize more camps in their locality in the future.