Dhok Hassu Health Camp
September 20, 2016
Under its Urban Poverty initiative Akhter Hameed Khan Resource Center (AHKRC) organized 2nd quarterly Health Camp on Saturday, 3rd September, 2016, in UC-5 Dhok Hassu Rawalpindi – with the coordination of Research and Development Solutions (RADS). The health camp brought together the resources and expertise of public and private organizations working in health sector specifically for maternal and child health. They included Population Welfare Department, Rahnuma- FPAP, Sightsavers International and Rotary International - Rawalpindi chapter. Chairman UC 5 - Dr. Shafqat Hussain, facilitated in arranging for the venue by opening his residence to set up stalls/stations for the teams of doctors from participating organizations. There were three main Service stalls at the Health Camp. General health issues were catered by the team of doctors from Rahnuma – Family Planning Association of Pakistan (FPAP), who were later joined by the volunteer nursing graduates from Shifa Medical College. Almost 700 people participated in the health camp. Amongst these were 560 registered participants including 270 children and 290 females. However, only a few men participated in the health camp, almost all of them elderly. Free contraceptive implants and IUCD insertions were available to the relevant patients. Thirteen women availed the facility of implants. Patients were given free medicine, some patients needing advance care were also referred to the FPAP clinic in Dhok Hassu.