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
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 provision of limited health care facilities, most diseases usually go unnoticed and therefore remain untreated. Presently, 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 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 the 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 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 free Medical and Surgical camps on 19th and 20th June 2021, at Choudhry Ismail Welfare Hospital, Kotri. 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 CSR Program of Rafhan Maize Products Co Ltd, Kotri.
The camp team consisted of twenty members including two supervisors, six doctors (two male and four female), three pharmacists, one lab technician, two patient registrars, three female nurses, one photographer and four 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 as well. Free testing facilities for Hepatitis B and C, blood sugar level and blood pressure along with the facility of ultrasound was provided. In total 521 patients turned up on the two respective camps, with 159 patients on the first camp held on 19th of June and 362 patients on the second camp held on 20th of June. Out of 362 patients, 280 patients were children & females. All the patients were provided free consultation and medicines. 13 individuals were diagnosed positive for hepatitis. The said medical camps organized by Transparent Hands have played an instrumental role in assisting 521 patients that turned up at Choudhry Ismail Welfare Hospital, Kotri.
The 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. Two Hepatitis positive cases have been registered with us for treatment. Further medical care shall be provided to the said registered patients. Team Transparent Hands, extends gratitude to all the honorable donors for assisting us in achieving our goals to hold a medical and surgical camp at Choudhry Ismail Welfare Hospital, Kotri. In 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.