The Professor Yacoobi Private Hospital provides a much needed resource for people in need of medical care. Many people travel some distance to use this facility because they have no quality medical option locally. Dr. Yacoobi founded this hospital as a private venture and it follows her philosophy of quality: in care, medicine and administration, and care being available to all regardless of their ability to pay. The hospital is a full service facility with an in house laboratory that performs needed analysis for patients especially as part of preparation for surgery. In the first 3 months of 2015, there were 2,383 patients at the hospital and 41 surgeries performed including caesarians and circumcisions.
Here is a story: One of the doctors said, “One day I took a short break after visiting patients in my visitng room. I saw a woman came right into the room along with her eight year old daughter who was in a state of shock. The girl had a serious problem and after doing first aid and helping her she recovered after a few minutes. When I asked her mother how long she had been having this problem she said for six months. She said that they took her to a Mullah who took a lot of money from them and a sheep for curing her, but still she didn’t get any better. I talked with the mother and explained that this is a psychological problem and you need to take her to a psychologist not to a Mullah and she accepted to do so. Then I referred her to the psychological advice section where she was under treatment for a while and after taking all her medicine, she became well and went home. After a few months she called the clinic and thanked us for saving her daughter’s life.
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