"SDTS will hold these types of camps in future in the areas where basic health facilities are not available"
Khadim H. Dahot, MD-SDTS.
A One-Day Free Medical Camp organised by Sewa Development Trust Sindh (SDTS) with the financial support of LEAD Pakistan, was held on Sunday, January 22, 2012, at the Government Primary School in Village Haji Gul Muhammad Bhatti, Union Council Fakirabad Taluka Kotdiji, and District Khairpur.
A total of 569 patients were treated and provided with free medical check-ups and medicines.
The medical camp started with a formal inauguration by Managing Director Sewa Development Trust Sindh, Mr. Khadim H. Dahot, the District Information Officer, Information Department, Government of Sindh, Mr. Sahib Khan Bhand, and the Director of Save the Life, Mr. Ghulam Hussain.
They also visited the camp and thanked Lead Pakistan for providing support to organise this camp in a remote area.
The main objective of the medical camp was to assist and provide necessary health support to the most vulnerable areas, where there is no medical facility existing nor provided by any other organization.
During the baseline visit, village Haji Gul Muhammad Bhatti was found one of most vulnerable villages, with a population of more than 1000; the basic need was to provide health services – especially to women and children in need.
Following are the list of guests and local stakeholders visited medical camp:
Following are the physicians who came to our medical camp:
Gender-wise Breakdown of 569 patients:
Diseases wise breakdown:
SDTS works in the Sindh province of Pakistan which is located close to the Arabian Sea, and its main fresh water source is the Indus River. The region has recently experienced the worst floods in its history, with heavy rainfall and flash floods.
The SDTS Head Office is based at Khairpur District. (Map of Khairpur)
"No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you; we are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition in which our women have to live."
Mohammad Ali Jinnah, 1944 - 'Founding Father' of Pakistan.