Pakistan is attributed to the lack of access to basic health care services, poverty, lack of health infrastructure and personnel, illiteracy, women’s low status, inadequate water supplies and sanitation. In the urban areas, access to health care clinics and facilities is not a problem, though the general state and quality of public services is very poor. On the other hand, in the rural areas, people live far from hospitals and basic health care units.
Similar picture is being depicted when considering the areas located at the outskirts of Karachi. People in these remote areas lack basic facilities. They are more prone towards getting skin diseases and diseases like diarrhea, mostly because of unhygienic environment and lack of awareness which make them susceptible towards infections and required particular attention of medics and paramedics.
Keeping these indicators in mind HOPE- an Health NGO in Pakistan has initiated a step forward in collaboration with it partners to provide free health check-ups so that health status of these underprivileged masses can be improve and timely treated.
Creating yet another example, HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan this time with the help and support of Orient Overseas Container Line Company organized a medical camp in Razzakabad- Karachi, located in the southeastern part of the city. Where people were offered free health check-ups along with free medications.
Hundreds of adults and children flocked for this camp and a large number of patients were treated against skin disease, pneumonia, chest infection, diarrhea, eye and ear infections. Health team comprising of doctors and paramedics took initiative to provide medical care to the needy. HOPE- an Health NGO in Pakistan also formed a dispensary which remained busy throughout the duration of camp in distributing free medicines.
Along with treating such diseases HOPE-an NGO in Pakistan believes in preventing disease from occurrence. Therefore in collaboration with Procter and Gamble Company, HOPE under the leadership of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- Child Specialist in Karachi distributed P&G Purifier of Water sachet among the community along with buckets and equipment necessary for the purification process of water. The community was also taught about how to use these sachets to purify contaminated water.
The community appreciated the efforts of HOPE and its sponsor for their effortless hard work to improve the health status of community. These poor masses needs attention from those who are well-established in the society, which can contribute to improve their lifestyle. Hence, HOPE- an Health NGO in Pakistan will keep benefiting the low to lower-middle strata of our society.