CDRS Earthquake Relief Healthcare Rehabilitation Project
1) CDRS continued a long term volunteer program for dentists and dental students with Dr. Ayyaz Ali Khan (National Oral Health Coordinator, WHO, and Head of the Dept. of Dentistry, Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex, Lahore, Pakistan) and Dr. Rubina Mumtaz of The Islamic Medical and Dental University of Islamabad.
2) The two Government Health Facilities that CDRS supports (Chikar RHC and Rahim Kot BHU) and the two private CDRS Health Facilities (Riyat and Katkair Medical Centers) managed 11,382 patient contacts from in the 5 weeks from July 28 to August 31.
3) Volunteers from America (Azra Khalfan and Samia Khan) were very effective and had very good time working with CDRS. They were very impressed by our way of treating patients.
4) In the 5 weeks between July 28 and August 31, the average patient contact decreased about 214 patients per week at Chikar RHC from 1,308 per week (for the 4 weeks in July) to 1,093 per week (for the 5 weeks in August.
5) Because of the expected upcoming cholera outbreak, and per the request of the WHO and DHO, a cholera tent at CDRS was erected by CDRS staff and volunteers.
6) Due to the Cholera outbreak in the Danna area, District Health Officer Doctor Mehmood and WHO desperately needed staff for this Area. International Rescue Committee (IRC) staff had left those areas a month ago due to a dispute with IRC Management, so CDRS provided one Doctor, Dispenser and OT technician to Danna to deal with the outbreak.
7) Due to the Cholera outbreak in Rahim Kot, an additional CDRS doctor is working at the Rahim Kot Basic Health Unit (BHU). The BHU has managed more than 200 cholera patients. Due to the quick response of CDRS staff, no Cholera deaths have been reported in these areas
8) CDRS received a donation of a full laboratory's worth of equipment from Merlin and completed the installation of this lab. This lab is helping the local community by providing Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Malaria, Blood sugar, Urinalysis, Hemoglobin and Erythrocyete Sedimentation Rate tests that were heretofore only available in Muzaffarabad.
9) CDRS organized a walk against Measles with the Health Department. School children and community leaders joined this walk. After the walk, RHC and CDRS staff delivered a speech about this dangerous Disease.
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