PARCO and Transparent Hands Bringing Free Healthcare to Rehri Goth

PARCO and Transparent Hands Bringing Free Healthcare to Rehri Goth

  • 01 Jun 2024
  • Karachi
  • 1236
upcoming medical camp in Rehri Goth
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Overview

Transparent Hands, in collaboration with Pak Arab Refinery Limited (PARCO), is organizing a free medical camp and preventive healthcare session to assist the deserving and poor community at Aga Khan Center AKU, Ghulam Jamoot Complex, Rehri Goth, Karachi, on 1st June 2024. Our dedicated medical team, consisting of doctors, nurses, and pharmacists, will provide a wide range of free healthcare services to those in need. The services offered will include:

  • Free Consultations
  • First Aid
  • Medicines
  • Hepatitis B (HBV) Screening
  • Hepatitis C (HCV) Screening
  • Cholesterol Tests
  • Uric Acid Tests
  • Blood Sugar (BSR) Tests
  • Blood Pressure Checkups
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Ultrasound
  • Malaria Testing
  • Free Registration for Surgeries and Medical Procedures

Challenges in Rehri Goth

Rehri Goth, located near the Ghulam Jamoot Complex in Karachi, is a densely populated area with a significant population facing economic hardships. The community is grappling with several health challenges:

  • Communicable Diseases: Overcrowding and poor sanitation facilities contribute to the spread of communicable diseases such as hepatitis B and C, which can be detected through HBV and HCV screenings.
  • Chronic Diseases: Limited access to healthcare services has resulted in undiagnosed and untreated chronic conditions like hypertension and diabetes, which can be identified through blood pressure checkups and blood sugar tests.
  • Nutritional Deficiencies: Poor diet and lack of nutritional education have led to issues like high cholesterol and uric acid levels, detected through cholesterol and uric acid tests.
  • Infectious Diseases: The area is prone to vector-borne diseases like malaria, which remains a significant health concern and can be diagnosed through malaria testing.
  • Blood Disorders: Many residents suffer from anemia and other blood disorders, which can be screened through complete blood count (CBC) tests.
  • Lack of Diagnostic Facilities: The absence of advanced diagnostic tools like ultrasound machines hampers the early detection of various health conditions, including abdominal and gynecological issues.

The lack of proper hygiene practices and limited access to clean water and sanitation infrastructure exacerbate these problems, increasing the risk of diseases such as diarrhea, respiratory infections, and vector-borne illnesses like dengue fever and malaria.

Our Solution

This free medical camp and preventive healthcare session aim to support the deserving and poor community residing in Rehri Goth who urgently need access to quality healthcare. We believe it is crucial for these 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 provide free consultations, medication, and diagnostic tests during the medical camp. 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 are committed to providing comprehensive care to those who are unable to afford medical services.


Transparent Hands, with the sponsorship of PARCO Pak-Arab Refinery Limited, hosted a free medical camp and preventive healthcare session. The goal of this initiative was to bring quality healthcare within reach of underprivileged patients. This was held on June 1, 2024 at Aga Khan Center, Ghulam Jamoot Complex, Rehri Goth, Karachi.

Free Consultations, Medicines, and Diagnostic Tests

A total of 831 deserving patients received free consultations with expert doctors. Free medicines, diabetes tests, uric acid tests, hepatitis B & C screenings, cholesterol and blood pressure check-ups, CBC, ultrasound, malaria, typhoid, and electrolytes tests were also provided.

Here is a summary of different diagnostic tests provided in this free medical camp.

Diagnostic Tests Total Number of Tests
HBV Screening 07
HCV Screening 06
Cholesterol  05
Uric Acid 03
BSR  24
Blood Pressure Check-Up 26
CBC 13
Ultrasound  17
Malaria 01
Total  102

Most Common Diseases

Most of the patients who sought consultation were suffering from fever, flu, sore throat, cough, chest infection, seasonal allergies, scabies, backache, diabetes, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, anemia, high blood pressure, knee pain, hepatitis, typhoid,  and muscular pain. 

Preventive Healthcare Session 

Our expert doctor held a preventive healthcare session to educate attendees for the prevention and management of scabies.   

Impact 

The free medical camp made a difference in the lives of 831 deserving patients and their families. It served as a critical lifeline for underprivileged patients. By offering free consultations and tests, the camp ensured these individuals could access essential healthcare services that would have otherwise been financially out of reach.

 PARCO

Donated: $ 2,808.26



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