Pakistan Navy establishes free medical Camp at Jiwani
Karachi, June 17, 2012 (PPI-OT): In continuation of its efforts to contribute towards welfare of people of Balochistan, Pakistan Navy established a three-day free medical camp at Jiwani for the aid of local populace. This medical camp extended medical facilities to more than 7000 people suffering from various ailments. To provide skilled medical treatment and advice to patients, Gynaecologist, Surgical, Eye and Child specialist were positioned at the camp.
The specialists also conducted minor surgeries, along with provision of free medicines. A laboratory was also set up for blood, ultrasound and x-ray tests. The medical camp also aimed at educating the locals on prevention from diseases, child healthcare and sanitation of living areas. Deteriorating maternal health and nutritional deficiencies were other areas focused upon.
Jiwani has only one rural health centre and few private clinics for about 35000 inhabitants and this free medical camp established by PN proved of a great help for the locals.
Pakistan Navy establishes free medical camps for the coastal region on biannual basis. In the last medical camp at Gwadar, more than 3000 patients were treated of which 327 were children with helminthiasis, dysentery and malnutrition other common medical diseases registered were scabbies, poor skin hygiene with poor care of skin appendages, allergic disorders, catric ptreygium, anemia and carries with poor dental hygiene.
For more information, contact:
Lieutenant Commander Shakeel Ahmad
Directorate of Public Relations
Tel: +9221 2006 3210
Cell: +92333 217 1764 and +92300 217 1038