Transparent Hands, with the collaboration of Inspire Pakistan, intends to help needy Afghan refugees by setting up a free medical camp and delivering a preventive healthcare session in Gadap Town, Karachi, on September 28, 2023. Our medical team, which includes doctors, nurses, and pharmacists, will provide a wide range of free healthcare services to deserving patients. They will be providing the following:
- Free Consultations
- First Aid
- Hepatitis B & C Screenings
- Blood Sugar Test
- Blood Pressure Checkup
- Uric Acid Test
- Cholesterol Test
- Free Registration of Deserving Cases for Surgeries and Medical Procedures
Gadap Town, located near Agha Khan Hospital in Karachi, is a densely populated area with a significant Afghan refugee population. Overcrowding and poor sanitation facilities in the area are contributing to the spread of communicable diseases. Lack of proper hygiene practices and limited access to clean water and sanitation infrastructure increase the risk of diseases such as diarrhea, respiratory infections, and vector-borne illnesses like dengue fever and malaria.
This free medical camp and preventive healthcare session will help Afghan refugees residing in Karachi who are in urgent need of access to quality healthcare. We believe that it is essential for these deserving individuals to learn about the signs, symptoms, and diagnosis of a wide range of health issues through informative sessions like these. By raising awareness, we hope to empower them to adopt healthy habits and maintain their well-being throughout their lives. Our dedicated team of doctors and specialists will be available to provide free consultations, medication, and diagnostic tests during the medical camps. For those requiring surgeries or other medical treatments, Transparent Hands will register them and facilitate their referral to our panel hospitals. We are fully equipped with advanced medical resources and committed to providing comprehensive care to Afghan refugees who are unable to afford medical services. Your generous donations to this cause will greatly benefit these deserving individuals.
Transparent Hands, in sponsorship with Total Parco Pakistan, recently organized a free medical camp and preventive healthcare session with the aim of providing accessible and high-quality healthcare to underprivileged patients. It was held at the Cantonment Board Creek Korangi Dispensary, Bhattai Colony Creek Korangi, Karachi on September 30, 2023.
Free Consultations, Medicines, and Diagnostic Tests
A comprehensive range of healthcare services was extended to a total of 566 deserving patients during the medical camp. These services included free consultations with expert doctors, as well as the provision of essential medications and various screenings such as diabetes, hepatitis B & C, malaria, cholesterol, and blood pressure. Additionally, a total of 134 laboratory tests were conducted.
Preventive Healthcare Session on Vector Borne Diseases
During the preventive healthcare session, our expert doctor focused on educating the attendees about vector-borne diseases. They discussed how these diseases, which are transmitted through mosquitoes or ticks, can be prevented through effective measures like using insect repellents and eliminating breeding sites.
Diseases and Treatments
Most of the patients who sought consultation were suffering from fever, cough, flu, chest infection, seasonal allergies, skin rashes, diabetes, body pain, hypertension, gastric problems, and body weaknesses.
This free medical camp in Karachi had a profound and lasting impact on 566 deserving patients and their families. It provided essential medical care and support during their difficult circumstances. The primary goal of the camp was to ensure that those in need had access to vital healthcare services, including free consultations, medications, and treatments. The remarkable success of the camp was made achievable through the incredible generosity of numerous donors who shared our mission of delivering exceptional healthcare to underprivileged communities in remote areas.
Medical Camp Team
The Karachi medical camp team comprised 12 members, including one supervisor, four doctors (two females and two males), one nurse, one lab technician, two pharmacists, three patient registrars, and one photographer.