Pakistan: 9th through 12th Flood Relief Camps Update
9th and 10th Camps in Union Council Sardaryab
Real Medicine Foundation in partnership with Google held another two day free Medical Camp for the Flood Victims of Pakistan on this past weekend of November 13 and 14, 2010 in Union Council Sardaryab, District Charsadda, KPK, Pakistan. The Medical Camp was inaugurated by Dr. Asghar (formerly senior team member of Save the Children) at UC Sardaryab, Charsadda. The patients were mostly women and children. A 10-member team of volunteers helped to facilitate the medical camp. This camp, as our previous free medical camps, was divided into various sections, such as registration counter, different specialist OPDs, pharmacy and patient waiting halls.
1,497 patients were treated on Saturday, November 13
2,109 patients were treated on Sunday, November 14
A total of 3,606 patients were treated in 2 days.
Of these 3,606 patients
71% were female
29% were male
19% were children below the age of 12
The team consisted of 29 medical doctors (14 on Saturday & 15 on Sunday) representing a wide range of specialties; the final figures of specialized care made possible are as follows:
880 patients – OPD/General Medical; of these patients
230 patients presented with Malnutrition
167 presented with Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
45 patients – General Surgery
676 patients – Dermatology
132 patients – Ophthalmology
187 patients – ENT
685 patients – Pediatrics (Children below the age of 12)
623 patients – Obstetrics/Gynecology
67 patients – Orthopedics
86 patients – Dentistry/Oral Hygiene
101 patients – miscellaneous, such as general body aches (not specifically to categorize according to WHO criteria)
124 patients were referred to tertiary hospitals for follow up and advanced care.
The RMF medical team will be able to follow these patients at the hospitals where they work.
11th and 12th Camps in Union Council Agra
RMF in partnership/collaboration with Google held another two day free medical camp on the weekend of November 27 and 28, 2010 in the village of Shaikh Kalay, Union Council (UC) Agra, Charsadda District, KPK.
Shaikh Kalayvillage is situated in UC Agra near Charsadda River and has been severely affected. UC Agra was the most affected areas in district Charsadda, where routine life had come to a complete halt. Overall, 2,500 families have been affected in this area and out of these affected families, 1,000 have been shifted to other places and live under the open sky in flood relief camps. The residents are still in dire need of health services, safe drinking water, essential medicines, hygiene kits and other essential items for their sustenance.
The 2 day RMF/Google free medical camp was inaugurated by Mr Habibullah a volunteer from the USA. The patients were mostly women and children and they are provided with free medicines beside free consultation.
A team of volunteers also facilitated the free medical camp.
This camp was also divided into various sections such as the registration Counter, different specialist OPDs, Pharmacy and patients’ waiting halls.
1,773 patients were treated on Saturday, November 27, 2010
2,314 patients were treated on Sunday, November 28, 2010
A total of 4,087 patients were treated in 2 days free medical camp
Of these 4,087 patients,
79% were female
21% were male
16% were children below the age of 12
On day first 12 medical doctors and on day second 17 doctors from various specialties participated in this camp, the final figures of specialized care made possible are as follows:
603 patients – attended as general medical OPD
56 patients – General surgery
725 patients – Dermatology
279 patients – Ophthalmology
267 patients – ENT
653 patients – Pediatrics (Children Bellow the age of 12)
492 patients – OBs/Gyn
82 patients – Orthopedics
97 patients – Dentistry and oral hygiene
186 patients – Malnutrition specialist
234 Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
307 patients – Miscellaneous diagnosis (not specifically to categorize according to WHO criteria)
106 patients were referred to tertiary hospitals for follow up and advanced care.
The RMF team of doctors will be able to follow these patients at the hospitals where they work.
The response from the community was excellent as always. Local notables, Government officials, politicians and religious leaders also visited the camp and appreciated the great effort of RMF and Google.