Transparent Hands plans to organize a free medical camp in Balakot, District Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In this one-day medical camp, our team of expert physicians will provide the following health facilities to deserving patients:
- Free consultation and provision of medicines
- Free treatment of medical and surgical cases
- Free Hepatitis B and C screening
- Free BSR and Blood Pressure tests
On 8th October 2005, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake rattled the Himalayan region of northern Pakistan and Kashmir. Severely impacting the Balakot- Bagh fault, it left approximately 100,000 dead, rendering a population of 3.5 million, homeless. Major infrastructure, including roads, along with more than 780,000 buildings comprising of hospitals, houses, schools and barns were either destroyed or damaged beyond repair. Immediate measures for reconstruction and rehabilitation were taken. Temporary medical camps and shelter homes were set up. Soon, a mega project of constructing New Balakot City was announced. Almost a decade later Balakot still exhibits the scars it acquired from the calamity. Though a scenic tourist attraction, Balakot, remains a largely poverty-stricken region in Pakistan. A large number of the population still inhabits the earthquake shelter homes. The said circumstances hint at the possibility of limited health care facilities in the region due to which most diseases go unnoticed and therefore remain untreated. It is common knowledge that poor living standards result in adverse effects on the general health and wellbeing of the residents, causing short-term illnesses such as eye, nose, and throat infections, Hepatitis, Diabetes and Hypertension. Over time, the mentioned illnesses have the potential of becoming acute. Presently, COVID-19 has added another dimension to the pre-existing challenges.
Transparent Hands intends to gauge the possibility of providing basic health care that is the foremost right of every individual. We look forward to organizing a one-day medical camp at Balakot, district Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, to provide free consultation and medicines to the deserving patients. Our health practitioners will also educate the residents about hygiene and the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle. The camp will further educate the residents about the necessary steps required in acquiring preventive measures against certain diseases. Critical cases including patients who require undergoing surgeries will be registered with Transparent Hands for free treatment. Team Transparent Hands is determined in bringing quality healthcare facilities to the residents of Balakot. We are also looking forward to your earnest help.
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Free Medical Camp Held at Balakot on May 16, 2022
Transparent Hands, in partnership with Systems, held a free medical camp with the vision to provide quality health care to deserving patients. The medical camp was organized at Bahria Foundation College, Balakot, KPK on May 16, 2022. The venue, accommodation, and meals were provided by Bahria Foundation College.
Free consultations, medicines, and diagnostic tests
A total of 514 patients belonging to underprivileged communities received free consultations. In addition to free medicines, the patients were also provided with CBC, blood sugar tests, blood pressure tests, ultrasound scans, and hepatitis B and C screenings free of charge.
Medical camp team
The medical camp team consisted of 19 members, including a supervisor, five doctors (two males and three females), two pharmacists, one photographer, two lab technicians, two female staff nurses, two patient registrars (one male and one female), and four crew workers.
Diseases and treatments
Most of the patients who sought consultation were suffering from fever, eye diseases, diabetes, pains, hypertension, gastric problems, and flu. Free medicines were given to a large number of deserving patients. Only six patients needed to undergo surgeries.
A female doctor held an awareness on personal hygiene and daily food intake for children. All COVID SOPs such as wearing face masks, hand sanitization, and social distancing were followed at the medical camp. In addition, the patients received face masks and hand sanitizers free of charge.
This free medical camp made a lasting difference in the lives of more than 510 patients and their families. This year, Transparent Hands aims to arrange 100 free medical camps across Pakistan. Thousands of donors and sponsors like Systems are supporting Transparent Hands’ mission to provide quality medical care to the underprivileged and remote areas of the country.