Providing Healthcare to Underserved Communities: Free Medical Camp in Johi, Dadu on March 8, 2023
Transparent Hands recently organized a free medical camp in Johi including a preventive healthcare session with the aim of providing quality healthcare services to patients who would otherwise struggle to access them due to limited medical and financial constraints. The medical camp was held in the remote village of Sohrab Khan Jamali Goth Mothri, located in Tehsil Johi, District Dadu, Sindh.
Free Consultations, Medicines, and Diagnostic Tests
Our medical team, which included doctors, nurses, and pharmacists, provided a wide range of healthcare services to 505 deserving patients. Services offered at the camp were:
- Free Consultations
- First Aid
- Hepatitis B & C Screenings
- Blood Sugar Test
- Blood Pressure Checkup
- Uric Acid Test
- Cholesterol Test
- Typhoid Test
Diseases and Treatments
Most of the patients who sought consultation suffered from flu, fever, cough, chest infection, asthma, seasonal allergies, diarrhea, diabetes, body pain, hypertension, gastric problems, diarrhea, watery eyes, anemia, measles, UTI, backache, and hepatitis B and C. This emphasizes the need for increased community awareness and prevention measures to address the high prevalence of these diseases.
Preventive Healthcare Session
A doctor held a preventive healthcare session for all attendees at the medical camp. The doctor briefed the attendees to raise awareness about the importance of personal hygiene practices and discussed the critical aspects of hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene, and maintaining clean environments to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Additionally, the doctor also provided practical tips to attendees on maintaining good personal hygiene practices, such as showering daily, washing clothes and bedding regularly, and avoiding close contact with sick individuals.
Transparent Hands’ free medical camp in Dadu, Sindh, was significant because it brought healthcare services to 505 deserving patients and their families at their doorstep. This camp provided much-needed diagnosis, treatment, and screening services to the community, assisting in the early detection and treatment of medical conditions. In addition, a preventive healthcare session was conducted to educate patients on the importance of maintaining good health practices to prevent future illnesses.
Transparent Hands has continued to make a difference in the lives of those in need, particularly in rural and remote areas where access to healthcare is limited. Overall, the free medical camp was a huge success that not only helped those in need by providing much-needed medical care but also brought attention to the significance of arranging such health initiatives that deliver quality healthcare to underserved communities.
Medical Camp Team
The team of medical camp in Johi consisted of 16 members, including two supervisors, four doctors (two females and two males), two nurses, one lab technician, two pharmacists, four patient registrars, and one photographer.