Transparent Hands, with the sponsorship of Give 2 Asia, recently set up a free medical camp and a preventive health care session as part of a life-saving program to help poor people get free medical care. The free medical camp was held at the Scholars School in Salankeh, Sialkot on 12th March, 2023.
Free Consultations, Medicines, and Diagnostic Tests
Our medical team, which included doctors, nurses, and pharmacists, provided a wide range of healthcare services to 332 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
Most Common Diseases
The patients were diagnosed with various health problems, such as fever, flu, cough, asthma, seasonal allergies, chest infection, eye diseases, migraine, body pain, diarrhea, Hepatitis C, diabetes, and body weakness. Four surgical cases were also found during this medical camp.
Preventive Healthcare Session
A doctor held a preventive healthcare session for all attendees at the medical camp. The doctor explained to the attendees that dengue is a viral disease transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes. The doctor also described the symptoms of dengue, which include fever, headache, joint and muscle pain, and a rash. The doctor also briefed patients about the importance of preventive measures such as wearing protective clothing, using mosquito repellent, and eliminating mosquito breeding sites.
The free medical camp in Sailkot made a big difference in the lives of 332 deserving patients and their families. Patients who may not have had access to medical care received vital health services and support at the camp. During the camp, patients received comprehensive medical care that was tailored to their specific needs. This included diagnosing and treating a wide range of health problems, as well as providing screening services to help find possible health risks. The medical team at the camp worked tirelessly to ensure that each patient received the best possible care and attention. One of the key services provided at the free medical camp in Sailkot was eye check-ups by eye specialists. This was particularly important for the local community, as many individuals may not have had access to eye care services. Through these eye check-ups, eye specialists were able to identify a range of eye conditions and provide appropriate treatment and care.
In addition to medical services, the camp focused on preventive healthcare sessions to help prevent future illnesses. Patients were given information on preventive measures to stay healthy, prevent disease spread, and manage chronic conditions. Overall, the free medical camp in Sialkot was a huge success, and its impact on the patients’ and their families’ lives cannot be overstated. It provided much-needed medical care, support, and health education to those who might not have received it otherwise.
Thousands of donors are helping Transparent Hands reach its goal of giving more people access to high-quality healthcare in rural and suburban areas of Pakistan.
Medical Camp Team
The Sialkot medical camp team consisted of 12 members, including one supervisor, three doctors (one male and two females), one lab technician, two pharmacists, one patient registrar, one staff nurse, and two photographers. Moreover, 11 volunteers from the University of Central Punjab also assisted the team.