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The First Two Months Of Our New Clinic In Gulbella, Pakistan

March 09, 2011 - Pakistan

by Dr. Zahoor Uddin and Dr. Rubina Mumtaz

by Dr. Zahoor Uddin and Dr. Rubina Mumtaz

Real Medicine Foundation in collaboration with the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) established a primary health clinic in Gulbella, Charsadda District of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, aiming to provide free health services at the unit for the Pakistan flood affectees.

This clinic was established in a record short period of time – 7 days – and was formally inaugurated by Dr. Rubina Mumtaz, Country Director, RMF Pakistan, on December 19, 2010. People of the area consider the establishment of the BHU a noble act on the part of the RMF/APPNA since health has always been one of the basic and the most important issues of the region. The facility treats an average of around 50 patients a day.

From December 15th, 2010 through January 30th, 2011, 1,897 patients were diagnosed and treated at the RMF- APPNA Basic Health Unit, Gulbella, 38% of these patients were males and 62% females. 7% of the all patients were children. 19 women came for antenatal visits, 86 women visited the clinic for OB/GYN problems, and 15 women came to receive advice on family planning.

The response of the community has been very positive. They appreciate the presence of a doctor and Lady Health Visitor (LHV) who handles female related diseases (maternal cases). There were few medical facilities available in the region only far from their homes

Being poor, people were unable to hire vehicles to get to the health centers. They perceive the establishment of the Basic Health Unit at their door steps as nothing less than a blessing. And the people are therefore very thankful to RMF and APPNA for the establishment of the facility.

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More blogs on RMF’s  flood relief efforts and medical outreach camps in Pakistan can be found here: 1st2nd3rd and 4th,  5th and 6th,  7th and 8th9th and 10th, 11 and 12th

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