Transparent Hands recently conducted a free medical camp and preventive healthcare session at Jamia Masjid Ashrafabad, near Agha Hospital Afghan Camp, in Northern Bypass Gadap Town, Karachi on September 28, 2023. The main purpose of this free medical camp was to extend quality healthcare services to Afghan refugee patients, addressing their medical needs and promoting preventive measures for better health outcomes.
Free Consultations, Medicines, and Diagnostic Tests
A total of 551 deserving patients were provided with free medicines. A team of expert doctors also conducted diabetes tests, screenings for hepatitis B and C, as well as assessments for Malaria, Cholesterol, and blood pressure. These services were made available without any cost to the patients.
Preventive Healthcare Session
One of our expert doctors conducted a preventive healthcare session during the medical camp, emphasizing the importance of personal hygiene and offering guidance on improving it to prevent health problems.
Diseases and Treatments
Most of the patients who sought consultation were suffering from fever, cough, flu, chest infection, toothache, earache, scabies, typhoid, hepatitis, diarrhea, diabetes, urine infection, stomach ulcers, insomnia, jaundice, and body pain.
The free medical camp held in Karachi had a significant impact on the lives of 551 deserving patients and their families who struggle to access medical care. The camp provided essential healthcare services, including free consultations and treatments, addressing the healthcare disparity. The camp’s success was made possible by generous donors who shared a common vision of delivering quality healthcare to underprivileged communities. Their support played a vital role in positively impacting the lives of deserving patients.
Medical Camp Team
The medical camp team consisted of 18 members, including one supervisor, five doctors (three females and two males), one nurse, two lab technicians, four pharmacists, four patient registrars, and one photographer. Furthermore, seven volunteers also joined from Dow Medical College.