UM Healthcare Trust

UM Healthcare Trust aims to provide subsidised and affordable healthcare services to communities in need. Main Objectives: To provide immediate medical care to the needy in best possible way To make use of innovative technologies in extending healthcare services To assist the sick in getting medical services from specialists through the latest tele-medicine technologies To focus on mother and child care To disseminate knowledge and to spread awareness To participate in
Mar 30, 2012

A day at UM Healthcare Trust - Volunteer Experienc

I had heard about UM Trust health care couple of times through different sources but had never realized that how unique and zabrdast facility it could be until my recent visit to the facility.

On a Saturday morning, I joined UM team from Islamabad office for a day trip to the rural Mardan. On our way I was reminded that UM Trust was established and registered in May 2004  in the memory of Mrs. Umrana Mumtaz who died of cancer in 2003 as part of her will so therefore the medical checkup and facilities offered to the poor people of the area is totally free. The moment we entered the building which is almost 30 minutes drive from the Mardan city, I could see that mostly people belonged to the rural surroundings of the village. There were a large number of women and kids waiting for their turn in the waiting hall.

Patient waiting at Amphitheater UM Trust Hosptial

Patient waiting at Amphitheater UM Trust Hosptial

 

Masoor Ali (Volunteer UM Trust) spending day with Children at UM Trust

Masoor Ali (Volunteer UM Trust) spending day with Children at UM Trust

We were given a tour of the hospital and I was amazed to see how clean and systematic it was. Secondly, it is very technological advanced be it the internet facility, their online Medical Record system or automated medical lab with state of the art laboratory equipment. The staff seemed very committed and patient in dealing up with the patients and one of the staff members shared that on average they get around 110 patients every day.

Nursing Counter at UM Trust - Managing Electronic Medical Record
Nursing Counter at UM Trust – Managing Electronic Medical Record

 

Well-equiped Medical Labortary at UM Healthcare Trust

Well-equiped Medical Labortary at UM Healthcare Trust

I am totally inspired by the UM health Trust, their dedicated staff and the amazing work. It is certainly one of the best facilities for the deserving people in such a rural place. I wish I could speak the local language (Pashto) and could talk to the people there for more insights but I could see their satisfaction and trust on UM hospital. I had really good experience and got a lot of inspiration from UM Trust. I wish the team all very best and much success in their journey of community help and support in the health sector.

Written by:- Masoora Ali – A volunteer with UM Healthcare Trust

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Mar 23, 2012

Internet Hotspot available at Village Zahidabad

“ Its Free and anyone from the village can use it even at homes, agriculture fields, farms and streets” — Ashfaq Khan, emphasizing on the benefits of Hotspot Internet

So the Exciting News is that Hotspot Internet is available for free of cost to the hospital staff as well as local community of village Zahidabad. It is broadband Internet via satellite (donated by Cybernet in 2006), which is transported to Zahidabad village using Nano Station 2 equipment.

                        

                                              Satellite at UM Trust

Having Hotspot Internet at rural area offers enormous potential for communication and collaboration, as more and more people are able to connect to it easily. Its like a whole new world is open to them. Local community is exploiting this opportunity for educational and learning purpose where as small Children are also using it to play games.

“ It is amazing to see how fast a five years old kid in rural learns the functionality of mobile phone and uses Internet to download games and educational material”- Atif mumtaz, Jaroka project Director 

                         Hotspot Internet available at UM Trust

                        Hotspot Internet available at UM Trust

This technology is also offering more flexibility for UM Trust operations in the field such as remote data collection and monitoring programs, remote treatment of patient and disease surveillance.

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Feb 22, 2012

Newsletter February 2012

                                                       UM Healthcare Trust 

                                                           Newsletter February 2012

 

                                          Female Patient being treated at UM Trust

“Some 30,000 women die each year due to pregnancy complications and 10 times more women develop life-long, pregnancy-related disabilities. About one quarter of all children suffer from low birth weight due to maternal problems and 10 percent of those born do not reach their first birthday.”

- Source CALL – Communication & Advance Linguistic Links.


Glimpse of year 2011

Flood Relief 2010-2011- UM Trust

We are pleased to share that year 2011 proved a significant year for UM Healthcare Trust as we continue to provide support to our mission for providing better healthcare to the poor and needy in best possible ways. We are extremely appreciative to our team, funders, donors and volunteers for helping us in making it this far. The snapshot of major activities of year 2011 is as follow:

This year we have treated over 30,000 patients at our facility, making it an average of 2,500 patients monthly. Majority of the patients were women (51%) and children (30%).read more

Rural women and their struggle for healthcare

Women waiting for their turn-UM Trust

Even though most women in the urban areas of Pakistan have access to medical facilities, the health indicators of women in Pakistan are among the worst in the world; predominantly due to the large rural female population struggling for healthcare facilities. The low level of overall healthcare standards in the country that stem from this disparity can be attributed to a number of factors.read more

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