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11th April, 2011 Social Welfare Society (SWS) arranged a free medical camp for the flood affected population of Village Dildar Garhi, Tehsil Tangi Charsadda District. Dildar Garhi is a small village, located on the bank of River Swat, at a distance of 32 kms from the Charsadda Interchange of Motorway. There are about 715 settled families here and the population is approximately 5000.

It is to be noted here that Dildar Garhi is part of Union Council Mirza Der, which is one of the most severely flood hit areas of Charsadda District. The purpose of the Medical Camp was to provide free medical treatment to the flood affected population of the village Dildar Garhi, as well as to educate them on prevention of communicable diseases such as Scabies, Gastroenteritis, Conjunctivitis, Malaria etc. A team of SWS had already surveyed the said village previously based on the information provided by Social Welfare Department KPK Govt. about a possible outbreak of Scabies and other communicable diseases in the areas. It was also found out that no Basic Health Unit (BHU) was found functional near by the village & the community was ignorant of their basic health facilities. A team of 25 male students and 16 Female students supervised by Dr. Abbas Saleem and Dr. Sara, Pathology Department PMC, participated in conducting the free medical camp accompanied by:

  • Dr. Akhtar Muni, Dermatologist, Kuwait Teaching Hospital Peshawar
  • Dr. Arif, Medical Officer, Ophthalmology Department, Kuwait Teaching Hospital Peshawar
  • Dr. Imtiaz, Medical Officer, Paediatrics Department, Kuwait Teaching Hospital Peshawar
  • Dr. Muhammad Jan, Psychiatrist, Social Welfare Department, KPK Govt
  • Miss. Nosheen Shah, Psychologist, Social Welfare Department, KPK Govt
  • Miss. Sheila
  • Miss Farzana, Community Officers, Social Welfare Department, KPK Govt.

We reached the area at 12.30 pm, where we met Mr. Ikram, Centre In charge, Social Welfare Protection team (SWPT) Tehsil Tangi. After a brief discussion with the local elders and some members of the community we proceeded with the medical camp. The medical camp was divided into a General Physical Examination (GPE), a Specialist doctor and a Pharmacy section which was further segregated into male and female clinics. The students assisted the doctors in taking patient histories and carrying out GPE’s. In total 668 patients were examined in record and provided with free medicines. It is worth mentioning here that the Female Wing of SWS set up a separate clinic for the female population. Female patients after being examined by doctors were gathered in a hall, where health sessions were delivered by SWS female members in small groups consisting of 30-60 patients to educate them on the prevention of communicable diseases such as Scabies, Gastroenteritis, Trachoma/Conjunctivitis, and Malaria. The Male Wing of SWS set up and provided free medical services to the male population, including conduction of health sessions. All 668 patients were provided with free medicines after attending the health session. We pay tremendous gratitude to Social Welfare Department KPK Govt, Dr. Inayat-ur-Rehman, Dr. Kashif-ur-Rehman, Mr. Khair-ul-Qayyum and Mr Jehangir (local elders of the village), Prof. Dr. Arshad Javaid, Dr. Muhammad Sharif, Field Operations Officer (Project Support Unit), and Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) for helping us make this Free Medical Camp Possible. We are also thankful to the administration of Peshawar Medical College for their invaluable support and cooperation in this regard.