Upcoming Medical Camp, Chak 159 Arifwala, Punjab

Upcoming Medical Camp, Chak 159 Arifwala, Punjab

  • 01 Jul 2021
  • Arifwala
  • 2198
Medical Camp

Overview:

Transparent Hands is set to organize a free medical camp in Chak no. 159 East Bank near Arifwala, Punjab. In this medical camp, our team of dedicated doctors and specialists will provide the following facilities to 400+ deserving patients:

  • Free Consultation
  • Free Blood Pressure Test
  • Free Diabetes Test
  • Free Hepatitis B & C Screening
  • Free Medicines
  • Free Registration of Deserving Cases for Surgeries and Medical Procedures

Challenge:

50 percent of Pakistan’s population resides in rural areas. These areas lack access to basic necessities such as clean water, electricity and sanitation. Due to these grim circumstances, residents of these rural areas are at a greater risk of various health-related complications. In rural areas and villages, most of the population earns its livelihood by working in the fields all day. Therefore, they are more susceptible to skin allergies, heat strokes, iron deficiency etc. Moreover, due to poverty and malnutrition, the residents of Chak no. 159 have developed several health conditions such as stunted growth and weakness. 

People living in urban areas near district Pakpattan have access to primary healthcare in the city as it is home to some major hospitals. However, since people in nearby villages are deprived of such facilities due to a lack of resources, they are more susceptible to diseases. Moreover, the district’s major hospitals see an influx of patients from these surrounding areas and are hence understaffed and overburdened. 

Our Solution:

Team Transparent Hands will address the basic health needs of men, women, and children living in Chak no. 159  and surrounding areas. A free medical camp will be conducted there, which will help the patients to identify their health issues and register for treatment. Moreover, they will also be taught preventive measures against certain diseases along with methods to lead a healthy lifestyle. 

Celebrity Yumna Zaidi and her sister Mehreen Zaidi along with their social welfare initiative by the name Team Zaidi Shah collaborated with Transparent Hands to organize a Medical and Surgical Camp on 1st July, 2021, at Chak no. 159 East Bank, near Arifwala. The Medical Camp held at the said locality provided the facility of free medical and surgical evaluation to the underprivileged residing in the said locality. The camp team consisted of 11 members including one supervisor, one assistant supervisor, three doctors (two male and one female), two pharmacists, two lab technologists (one male and one female), one patient registrar and one photographer. All COVID SOPs were followed by the camp team. Patients and all other attendees were also encouraged to wear face masks. Testing facilities for Hepatitis B and C, blood sugar level and blood pressure were provided. In total 396 patients were provided free consultation and medicines. 

The medical camp organized by Transparent Hands has played an instrumental role in assisting 396 patients that turned up at the Arifwala Medical Camp. Majority of the cases examined by the doctors consisted of patients suffering from various types of allergies, throat infections, stomach issues, hypertension, joints, and muscular pains. Free, appropriate medication was provided to such patients.  2 medical and surgical cases, 12 Hepatitis C positive cases and one case of gynecology have been registered with us for treatment. Further medical and surgical care shall be provided to the said registered patients. 

Towards the end, Celebrity Yumna Zaidi commended the team of Transparent Hands for their efforts in managing the organized Medical and Surgical Camp at Arifwala. Team Transparent Hands, extends gratitude to all the honorable members of Team Zaidi Shah for assisting us in organizing a Medical and Surgical Camp at Arifwala. 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. 

 Mehreen Zaidi

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