Sujawal is about 150 kilometers away from Karachi. It is a small village with hardly any proper houses. Resources are fewer as compared to the size of population. Sujawal is an absolute poverty stricken area where there aren't many healthcare or education facilities. People here are in literal sense the underserved population. HOPE Hospital Sujawal provides free treatment and medicines to the patients who can’t afford the treatment. This hospital is another milestone achieved in Sindh by HOPE - a Health NGO in Pakistan. It has been providing healthcare services for mothers and children since 10 years. The hospital has a fully functional operation theatre for surgeries, caeserian sections, normal deliveries, incubators etc.
Under the supervision of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla – a Child Specialist in Karachi, HOPE has established a general hospital in Sujawal. The hospital is run by the help of CDP (Community Development Program). It started working as a Basic Health Unit which later turned into a Secondary Care Unit. It's a 15 bedded Hospital. All emergency cases of Sujawal district are rerouted to HOPE's Hospital where patients are taken great care of. Initially the people were reluctant to adopt modern healthcare methods, but now their mindset has changed for better. Recent example of this is the case of Marvi who gave birth to a baby boy by normal delivery.
A woman named Marvi has had obstetrical history of having 3 abortions. The 35 year old woman has been married for 7 years. During this period she conceived three times and every time it resulted in abortion. She never had the blessing of having a child of her own. In these pregnancies that resulted in abortion neither she booked herself for monthly checkup with a gynecologist nor did she have any pregnancy supported treatment. It made her so weak. She suffered with severe anemia and had hypertension. Her last abortion was three years ago after which she had conceived again recently. This time she came to HOPE Hospital Sujawal since the pregnancy began. It was a good decision in favor of her and her baby as the hospital provided her the best healthcare throughout her pregnancy. During early period of pregnancy she had regular antenatal visits and ultrasounds. She strictly followed the instructions given by Dr. Rehana, a highly qualified and experienced gynecologist at HOPE Hospital Sujawal. She was treated for anemia and high blood pressure. Every effort was made to make her pregnancy a normal one. Hence, she completed 9 months of pregnancy without any major difficulty. In this duration, she was given full treatment free of cost. Eventually she normally delivered a healthy baby without any risk of caesarian section at HOPE Hospital Sujawal. The baby boy weighed 3.5 kg. Marvi and her family continue to live happily now and are grateful to HOPE - an NGO in Pakistan for helping them out in times of despair.