Transparent Hands plans to organize a free medical camp in Kotri, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In this two days 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 BSR and Blood Pressure tests
- Free Ultrasound
Kotri is the city and headquarters of the Kotri Taluka of Jamshoro District of Sindh province of Pakistan which is located in the southeast of the country. Kotri is located on the right bank of the Indus river and is the 29th largest city in Pakistan with a population of 259,358 as per the 2017 Census of Pakistan. Kotri is a historical region that hosts a number of universities and is also a hub for textile production and fishing. Sadly the region remains largely neglected in terms of health care facilities. The pandemic has added another dimension to the pre-existing economic, social, and medical health care challenges of the region. Under normal circumstances due to the provision of limited health care facilities, most diseases usually go unnoticed and therefore remain untreated. Presently, a saturation of patients at public hospitals is further leaving non-COVID patients devoid of basic health care facilities. 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, the public health sector remains burdened to its maximum capacity due to COVID-19, making access to basic health care a great difficulty.
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 Kotri, Sindh, to provide free consultation and medicines to 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 Charsadda. We are also looking forward to your earnest help.
Transparent Hands organized and managed a two-day free Medical and Surgical camp at Government Girls Primary School Saeed Khan Gopang Goth, Kotri on 28th and 29th of August 2021 respectively. The camps were set up for the underprivileged people residing in the said locality. These camps were organized and managed by Transparent Hands under the Corporate Social Responsibility Program of Rafhan Maize Products, Kotri.
On day one, the camp team consisted of twenty-three members including one supervisor, five doctors (one male and four female), two pharmacists, one lab technician, three patient registrars, two female nurses, one photographer, and eight crew workers. Whereas, on the second day, the camp team consisted of twenty-five members including one supervisor, five doctors (one male and four female), three pharmacists, one lab technician, four patient registrars, two female nurses, one photographer, and eight 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 sanitisers. Testing facilities for Hepatitis B and C, blood sugar level and blood pressure along with the facility of ultrasound was provided. A huge number of women and children were facilitated during these camps. A total of 279 women and children were checked in the first camp. Whereas, 283 women and children were checked in the second camp. Total 562 females and children were facilitated in these camps. In total, 620 patients turned up in the respective camps, with 306 patients in the first camp held on 28th of August and 314 patients in the second camp held on 29th of August.
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. Seven surgical cases were found in the first camp, whereas four surgical cases were found in the second camp. All of the patients have been registered with us for treatment. Further medical care shall be provided to the said registered patients in our Panel Hospital in Hyderabad.
Team Transparent Hands, extends gratitude to all the honorable donors, especially Rafhan Maize Products Company Ltd., for assisting us in achieving our goals to hold a medical and surgical camp at Choudhry Ismail Welfare Hospital, Kotri. In the future, we look forward to organizing such camps where we can be of service to the underprivileged patients in Pakistan and facilitate them with health-care as we believe health-care to be a primary, and basic right of all human beings.