Care for All: Support Our Upcoming Free Medical Camp at Kot Lakhpat, Lahore
Transparent Hands plans to organize a free medical camp for the Christian community, at Kot Lakhpat, Lahore. In this medical camp, our team of expert physicians will provide the following health facilities to deserving patients:
- Free Consultations
- First Aid
- Hepatitis B and C screenings
- Blood Sugar Test
- Blood pressure checkup
- Free Registration of Deserving Cases for Surgeries and Medical Procedures
Kot Lakhpat, a locality in Lahore, has been grappling with poor waste and water management for several years. The adverse effects of this poor air quality have significantly impacted the health and well-being of residents, particularly those living in remote areas or slums. The people of Kot Lakhpat face various health issues, including eye, nose, and throat infections, hepatitis, diabetes, and hypertension. These illnesses, if left untreated, have the potential to become acute and lead to other health complications over time. Unfortunately, the public health sector is already overwhelmed, with limited healthcare facilities unable to cater to the needs of the local population. As a result, most diseases go unnoticed and untreated, putting the health of the community at risk. With public hospitals saturated with patients, the need for medical assistance is more pressing than ever.
Transparent Hands is committed to providing basic healthcare, which is an inherent right for every individual. We aim to provide relief to the Christian community, which may be vulnerable due to a lack of access and resources to quality medical care. In addition to providing medical assistance, our healthcare professionals will educate residents on the importance of hygiene and adopting a healthy lifestyle. In addition, the medical camp will also provide advice on disease prevention.
Critical cases requiring surgery or other medical treatment will be referred to one of our panel hospitals in Lahore. Transparent Hands is committed to bringing high-quality healthcare facilities to the residents of Kot Lakhpat, Lahore, and seeks your fervent support to achieve this objective.
Transparent Hands, with a sponsorship from Confiz Limited, recently held a free medical camp and a preventive healthcare session as part of a life-saving program to help the Christian community get free medical care. The free medical camp was held at the El Shaddai School, Kot Lakhpat, on 26th May 2023. Moreover, Allah Walay Trust also participated in the medical camp to provide free eye checkups to deserving patients. They examined 200 patients and provided 170 of them with free spectacles to help them with weak eye-sight.
Free Consultations, Medicines, and Diagnostic Tests
Our medical team, which included doctors, nurses, and pharmacists, provided a wide range of healthcare services to 385 deserving patients. The services they offered at the camp were:
- Free Consultations
- First Aid
- Hepatitis B & C Screenings
- Blood Sugar Test
- Blood Pressure Checkups
- Uric Acid Test
- Cholesterol Test
Most Common Diseases
The patients were diagnosed with various health problems, such as fever, flu, cough, asthma, seasonal allergies, chest infection, eye infection, migraine, body pain, diarrhea, Hepatitis, diabetes, jaundice, uric acid, high blood pressure, cardiac issues, and bodily weakness. Two surgery cases were also found during this medical camp. A total of 146 tests for hepatitis B and C, uric acid, cholesterol, and BSR were also conducted.
Preventive Healthcare Session
An expert doctor held a preventive healthcare session to educate attendees about taking care of their health by staying clean and practicing good hygiene. They talked about important tips like washing hands properly, taking regular baths, and keeping their teeth clean. The goal was to help everyone understand how these simple habits can prevent illnesses and keep them healthy.
The free medical camp held at Kot Lakhpat, Lahore had a significant impact on the lives of 385 deserving patients and their families. Many individuals who lacked access to medical care received essential health services and support during the camp. The medical team worked diligently to provide tailored care, addressing various health concerns and conducting screenings to identify potential risks. Eye check-ups by specialists were a crucial aspect of the camp, benefiting the local community that may have lacked access to eye care. Specialists diagnosed and treated various eye conditions, ensuring appropriate treatment and care.
Alongside medical services, the camp prioritized preventive healthcare sessions, empowering patients with knowledge on staying healthy, preventing diseases, and managing chronic conditions. The success of the camp cannot be overstated, as it offered much-needed medical care, support, and health education to those who otherwise may not have received it. Transparent Hands, with the support of numerous donors, is dedicated to expanding access to high-quality healthcare in rural and suburban areas of Pakistan.
Medical Camp Team
The medical camp team consisted of 14 members, including one supervisor, three doctors (two male and one female), one lab technician, one pharmacist, two patient registrars, one staff nurse, two crew workers, and one photographer. Director of Operations, Mr. Raheel Abbas, and Head of Corporate Affairs, Mr. Faisal Hameed, also joined the team.