KARACHI:The Sindh branch of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) organized a free medical, eye, and dental camp in Orangi Town, an underprivileged area of Karachi, on Sunday, January 31, 2021.
“It is a great responsibility that I have been made the head of this leading humanitarian organization to serve the poor and deserving people of our society,” Mrs. Shahnaz S. Hamid, Chairperson, PRCS-Sindh, said. “Providing medical facilities to the poor and vulnerable is a very satisfying feeling,” she added. Chairperson uttered that the Red Crescent has been serving the most vulnerable since 1947, without any discrimination of nationality, race, religious beliefs, class, or political opinions, and hoped that it would continue this tradition and duty in the future by making the best use of its resources.
Dr. Ali Warsi, Advisor of Health Committee PRCS-Sindh, said that highly qualified doctors examined 983 patients during the medical camp, including General Physicians, Medical Specialists, Gynaecologists, Ophthalmologists, and Dental Surgeons, and free medicines were also provided. Doctors at the medical camp said that many people were suffering from chest problems due to the increase in cold, and after a detailed examination, they were given the best medicine for a speedy recovery.
Kanwar Waseem, Provincial Secretary, PRCS-Sindh, said that the purpose of the free medical camp was to provide quality healthcare to the deserving people living in an underprivileged area like Orangi Town, especially in the context of the Coronavirus epidemic. “Our teams also organized COVID-19 prevention and general hygiene awareness sessions for the participants,” the provincial secretary said. He uttered that three ambulances of Red Crescent and about 25 volunteers also took part in the camp.
Honorary Treasurer of PRCS-Sindh Dr. Majid Alvi said that PRCS provides quality medical treatment to people living in various remote areas of Sindh, and this free medical camp is another practical demonstration of the organization’s commitment. Dr. Alvi also thanked Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar Ahmed, the Chairman of the Elza Retina Welfare Organization (ERWO) for providing free eye examinations facility and distributing eye-glasses and medicines to the patients at the medical camp.
Locals praised the organizations and philanthropists involved in organizing the medical camp and paid tribute 01to the Pakistan Red Crescent services.