Free Medical Camp in Balakot by Transparent Hands
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.
Donate for our upcoming medical camp at Balakot, District Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and help hundreds of individuals in acquiring a healthier life.
Transparent Hands organized and managed a free Medical and Surgical camp on 23rd March 2021 at Bahria Foundation College Balakot. This camp was set up for the underprivileged residing in the said locality. The camp team consisted of twenty-eight members including one supervisor, eight doctors (four male and four female), three pharmacists, two lab technologists, four patient registrars, two female nurses, one photographer, and six crew workers. All COVID SOPs were followed by the camp team. Patients and all other attendees were encouraged to wear face masks and use hand sanitizers. Testing facilities for Hepatitis B and C, blood sugar level, and blood pressure along with facility of ultrasound was provided. In total 770 patients were provided free consultation and medicines.
The medical camp organized by Transparent Hands has played an instrumental role in assisting 770 patients that turned up at Bahria Foundation College Balakot. The majority of the cases examined by the doctors consisted of patients suffering from stomach issues, joints and muscular pains, and various types of allergies. Free, appropriate medication was provided to such patients. Thirty-two medical and surgical cases and five Hepatitis C positive cases have been registered with us for treatment. Further medical and surgical care shall be provided to the said registered patients.
Towards the end, Director of Operations, Transparent Hands, Mr. Raheel Abbas presented the shield to the Bahria Project/Regional Manager Mr. Adnan M. Rana, Bahria Regional Manager Cdr (Retd) Abdul Rehman, IG Sindh (Retd) and Ex-Secretary Anti-Narcotics Mr. Iqbal Mehmood, and to the Principal of Bahria Foundation College Mr. Muhammad Hanif. Transparent Hands efforts in serving the impoverished across Pakistan were also recognized by the honorable guests. IG Sindh (Retd) and Ex Secretary Anti-Narcotics, Mr. Iqbal Mehmood distributed shield to Director of Operations Raheel Abbas. He also distributed shields and certificates to the staff members of Transparent Hands in recognition of their effortless work at the camp.
Team Transparent Hands, extends gratitude to all the honorable guests for assisting us in achieving our goal to hold a medical and surgical camp at Bahria Foundation College Balakot. In the future, we look forward to organizing such camps where we can be of service to underprivileged patients in Pakistan and facilitate them with health care. We believe health care to be a primary and basic right of all human beings.