Transparent Hands organized a free one-day medical camp at Ahmed Mian Soomro Memorial Mother & Child Health Care Centre in Jocobabad, Sindh on 9th October 2019. This camp was sponsored by MSG, USA.
Following facilities were offered to the needy patients in this medical camp:
- Free Consultation
- Free Blood Pressure Test
- Free Diabetes Test
- Free Hepatitis B & C Screening Test
- Free Medicines
- Free Registration of Deserving patients for Surgeries and Medical Procedures
In this medical camp, 491 patients were examined for different diseases by a team of specialist doctors. The common conditions treated in the camp included respiratory tract infection, gastrointestinal infection, joint pain, and anemia. Around 94 patients underwent screening tests for hepatitis B and C. Among them, 14 were identified as HCV positive and they were advised to take a proper treatment plan. Unfortunately, these people were not even aware that they are infected and carrying the viral disease which could be transmitted to others.
Conclusion – Medical Camp in Jacobabad
Transparent Hands team of 8 members facilitated the patients at the camp. The team included 2 doctors, 1 patient coordinator, 1 lab assistant, 1 pharmacist, 1 photographer, 1 supervisor and 1 volunteer for general assistance.
People living in rural areas of Sindh have been facing several healthcare issues. The beneficiaries of the medical camp appreciated the efforts of the team as there are no health facilities available in their vicinity. They also requested to arrange more medical camps in the future.