Transparent Hands sets out to arrange a free medical camps in Union Council Labarkot and Union Council Anayatabad Mansehra, KPK. The medical camp will be a one-day activity in each area. In this camp, the local community will be provided with free healthcare services where we will arrange the following facilities:
- 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
Communicable or infectious diseases are various kinds of illnesses that occur due to transmission of a specific infectious agent (or its toxic products) from an infected person, animal or inanimate source to a susceptible host, either directly or indirectly. The underprivileged localities of Pakistan are densely populated, which leaves individuals with no choice but to exist and coexist in close proximity with each other. In such living conditions, proximity is a major factor responsible for the spread of communicable diseases.
Due to poor socioeconomic state and lack of awareness in rural areas of Pakistan, communicable diseases remain a big challenge that should be resolved as quickly as possible. Moreover, saturation of patients at public hospitals, and provision of limited health care facilities, leaves most diseases unnoticed and untreated for long periods of time. It is common knowledge that poor living standards result in adverse effects on 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 chronic.
Moreover, the prime issue that needs to be highlighted and addressed in Union Council Labarkot and Union Council Anayatabad Mansehra, KPK, is the spread of communicable diseases like upper respiratory infections which include (ARTIs, TB, Bronchitis, Asthma, etc), skin diseases like (scabies, fungal infection, dermatitis, etc), gynecological issues, malnutrition for mother and child, hematological issues like (anemia, etc). Presently, though the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has distributed Health cards to its citizens, COVID-19 has added another dimension to the pre-existing challenges. The public health sector remains burdened to its maximum capacity making access to basic health care a great difficulty.
While prevention is the key to fight these diseases, access to better healthcare facilities is essential to save the lives of those already affected. By organizing one-day medical camps at Union Council Labarkot and Union Council Anayatabad Mansehra, KPK, Transparent Hands is determined to alleviate the sufferings of the deserving patients. We look forward to providing free consultation and medicines to deserving patients of both localities. 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 the said localities.
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Transparent Hands recently held another free medical camp with the vision to provide quality health care to deserving patients. The medical camp was organized at Bahria Foundation College Bypass Azizabad, Mansehra on May 15, 2022. The venue, accommodation, and meals were provided by Bahria Foundation College.
Free consultations, medicines, and diagnostic tests
A total of 421 patients belonging to underprivileged communities received free consultations. In addition to free medicines, the patients were also provided with blood sugar tests, blood pressure tests, and hepatitis B and C screenings free of charge.
Medical camp team
The medical camp team consisted of 18 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 three crew workers.
Diseases and treatments
Most of the patients who sought consultation were suffering from fever, diabetes, pains, hypertension, gastric problems, and flu. Free medicines were given to a large number of deserving patients. Only five patients needed to undergo surgeries.
A female doctor held an awareness session on personal hygiene and daily diet for children, mothers, and teaching staff. 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 420 patients and their families. This year, Transparent Hands aims to arrange 100 free medical camps across Pakistan. Thousands of donors are supporting Transparent Hands’ mission to provide quality medical care to the underprivileged and remote areas of the country.