It has been 20 months since Sabzwari family supported and inaugurated HOPE Mother and Child Health Clinic in Bilal Colony. Since then the clinic has been providing healthcare services to hundreds of needy and poor people every day. Happy with the success of Bilal Colony MCH, Sabzwari family wanted to open another MCH in some other downtrodden area. By the grace of Allah, HOPE-An NGO in Pakistan has been able to open another mother and child health clinic with the help of the funds donated by Sabzwari family in Qayyumabad. Qayyumabad is a suburb of Korangi Town in Karachi, comprised of an area of 109 acres. It is one of the most densely populated and polluted residential area of Karachi. It is home to Pakhtun, Punjabi, Sindhi, Baloch and Urdu-speaking ethnicities, as well as Christians and Hindus. HOPE Clinic Qayyumabad is another maternal and child healthcare center where free of cost medical services are provided to the needy and poor. The population of Qayyumabad consists of low income class. This is a free of cost Basic Health Unit. It is operated by a qualified doctor rather than a LHV. Treatment for mothers and children is being provided free of cost. Qayyumabad MCH is funded by the Sabzwari family. HOPE MCH Qayyumabad is the ray of light for such an underdeveloped area. A gynecologist also visits this clinic regularly.
The Qayyumabad MCH is well equipped with basic healthcare facilities. Beautiful floral arrangements add more life to the overlook of clinic. Before inauguration HOPE team members from all branches gathered to recite Quran for the good start of the center. After Qurankhwani, the kids of Sabzwari family and the kids of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla inaugurated the center. Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- A Child Specialist in Karachi expressed her gratitude to Sabzwari family for prolonging their philanthropic spirit to help HOPE develop more opportunities for the socially deprived. Honorable guest, Vice President of P&G Pakistan, Mr. Sami Ahmed appreciated the efforts of HOPE and Sabzwari family for achieving another milestone in the field of health. Delicious snacks and hot tea were served to the guests on the cold winter day.
HOPE-A Health NGO in Pakistan aims to overcome the challenges of seeking primary health care services in slums of Karachi, where about 60% of the population lives in various informal settlements. In addition, the conditions of slum dwellers and health challenges of the population, such as low immunization and low vaccinations, among others, are also to be eliminated. It is important to emphasize on the inclusion of these people in national health plans and to develop health infrastructure near these communities. Furthermore, there is a strong need to increase awareness of the population about hygiene practices, importance of immunization, and importance of utilizing appropriate health care services.