Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology

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Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Make Healthcare accessible to all via Technology
Disease Trend (Jan-Mar 2022)
Disease Trend (Jan-Mar 2022)

Snapshot of Patients treated and reported Diseases: 

More than 1,826 patients (49% female and 20% children) were treated from January to March, 2022. Number of cases including Respiratory Tract Infection, Gastrointestinal Tract Infection, Urinary Tract Infection, Endocrine, Gynaecological, pediatric, skin, ENT,  and heart related issues were reported. More women suffer from Gastrointestinal Tract Infection and Urinary Tract Infection as compared to the men. 

 

A Teacher-A Savior 

I found my student extremely lethargic and un-attentive in school. Furthermore, he rarely participated in studies or extracurricular activities. His academic performance was also below average. His health kept on deteriorating. So,  I got concerned about his health and advised his parents to visit UM Healthcare Trust for the child's free medical checkup”.. Principal-Government School.

I am extremely grateful to hospital staff for providing my child with quality healthcare. I am very happy to see my child healthy and regularly going to school.”... Patient’s father 

In February 2022, a patient, aged 16 years, was referred to UM Healthcare Trust  by his school teacher. He was accompanied by his worried partners who shared that  their child is anemic and has lack of energy to perform even the simple daily chores but due to their poor financial status they couldn't afford the costly medical treatment. They further shared that  the school principal encouraged them to take their child to UM Healthcare Trust for free and quality  medical care. 

The patient was thoroughly examined by the medical doctor at UM Trust and was immediately advised lab examination for CBC. The lab results indicated that the patient had low hemoglobin ( 3.8 g/dl). The patient was advised for deworming and was put  on Iron Sucrose along with other multivitamins.  Also, a complete food package was also provided to the patient.

So far  the patient made six visits to the hospital with the following lab findings as under.

Visit 1. Hemoglobin 3.8 g/dl

Visit 2. Hemoglobin 5.4 g/dl

Visit 3. Hemoglobin 6.5 g/dl

Visit 4. Hemoglobin 7.1 g/dl

Visit 5. Hemoglobin 8.5 g/dl

Visit 6. Hemoglobin 9.6 g/dl

The patient is now  feeling well and is able to attend his school. The Hospital will continue his treatment in order to  bring his Hemoglobin to 12.0 g/dl (normal range).





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Patient Flow - 01 Sep-06 Dec 2021
Patient Flow - 01 Sep-06 Dec 2021

                                                                

Snapshot of Patients treated and Diseases Reported: 

More than 2,066 patients (41% female and 24% children) were treated from 01 September, 2021 to 06 December, 2021. Number of cases including Respiratory Tract Infection,  Urinary Tract Infection, Gastrointestinal Tract Infection, Endocrine, Gynaecological, pediatric, skin, ENT,  and heart related issues were reported. More women suffer from Gastrointestinal Tract Infection and Heart Disease compared to men and children whereas the cases of Skin Disease  and ENT remain the equal for all three groups. 

Saving Lives During The Tough Times-Covid-19 Story

I was really worried when I learnt that I am covid-19 positive. I couldn’t afford any expensive medical treatment especially when I was facing a severe financial crisis. In these tough times, UM Healthcare Trust served as a beacon of hope for me.  I am grateful to all the staff members who provided me  with quality treatment and care ”.. Patient at UM Healthcare Trust

During the month of October 2021, a patient visited UM Healthcare Trust with complaints of mild productive cough, shortness of breath,  high grade fever, throat irritation and loss of sense of smell. After performing a thorough check-up and series of diagnostic tests (CBC, ESR, CXR and and Rapid Covid-19 Antigen test.), it was discovered that the patient was COVID positive.

After getting to know his medical result, Patient panicked as he had heard from his friends that COVID-19 treatment is highly expensive. His apprehension was if something happens to him, his family (dependent on him financially) will suffer severe emotional and financial loss. At this crucial time UM Healthcare assured him of free and quality medical treatment. 

As a treatment process, the patient was advised to stay isolated. He was provided with medical care at the hospital. Once his condition stabilized, he was advised to isolate at home. In case of any emergence, he was asked to call the hospital.  After 20 days, the patient visited hospital for 20 days for re-evaluation (check-up and medical tests).Upon inquiring about the clinical status, the patient had remained afebrile for more than two week and could maintain oxygen saturation without support. As follow-up, post treatment calls were made and the patient was sensitized about preventive care. Following the full recovery, the patient  is now leading a normal life. 

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Senior patient at UM Trust during free medical cam
Senior patient at UM Trust during free medical cam

Free Medical Camp for Senior Citizens

A free Medical was organized on 18th July 2020, from 9am to 3pm, by UM Healthcare Trust’s team and dedicated volunteers especially for senior citizens (aged between 75 to 110 years).   This particular segment of population especially women finds it challenging to visit hospitals in cities due to their weak health and access to transport. Furthermore, due to the covid pandemic, most of the hospitals are not encouraging elder patients to visit.  Keeping in view the situation, a medical camp at UM Trust facility (closer to their homes) was arranged to provide free medical check-ups and consultancies. The camp was attended by 45 patients most of whom were diagnosed as osteoPorosis, arthritis,eye cataract, chronic interstitial lungs disease and lower respiratory tract infliction ( LRTI). One patient was found suffering from Parkinson. Prescribed required and supportive medicines were provided to all the patients. 

A special appreciation for all our volunteers and medical staff to make this camp a success. 

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Access to Milk for Baby:

“Malnutrition in Pakistani children is cause for serious concern. 45% of the children under the age of 5 show the evidence of chronic malnutrition or stunting.”- Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2012-13

A one month old baby, whose mother passed away after him to this world. His mother's death deprived him of milk - his basic need. Purchasing formula milk is out of question as his father barely earns enough to feed the family. Poverty is rampant in the family. Furthermore, child ‘s health was continously detoriating.  

I was so  hopeless and was on verge of losing my child but thank you to UM Healthcare Trust for saving my son.”- Father of baby

The father went to different hospitals to acquire milk for his son but to no avail. He then learned about UM Healthcare Trust and its mission to improve child health in rural areas. He visited the facility on 30th May 2020  and was provided milk and counseling about the nutrition baby required to grow as a healthy child. His friend guided him to visit UM Trust. With the help of our donors and well-wishers, we offer  3 to 4 packs  of milk for the children whose mother passed away. For the baby, UM Trust has committed to provide him milk for two years.

Free Medical Camp for Senior Citizens
Free Medical Camp for Senior Citizens
Patient during free medical camp organized by UM
Patient during free medical camp organized by UM
One month old baby finding access to milk difficul
One month old baby finding access to milk difficul

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Free Medical Camp at Jan School
Free Medical Camp at Jan School

Free Medical Camp at Jan School For Hearing and Speech

UM Healthcare Trust arranged a Free Medical Camp at ‘Jan School For Hearing and Speech ’, a school dedicated to serve children facing hearing and speech disability,  on 21st December, 2019 at Swabi district.  Our volunteer medical professionals and staff not only conducted medical check up but also distributed warm clothes to over 155 students. The follow-up medical camp was planned to be held in March  but due to the countrywide lock down due to Carona Virus the camp is postposed till September 2020.

Food Packet distribution (Covid 19)

Following the SOPs of Government of Pakistan, UM Healthcare Trust actively provided Food Packets including the essentials food items to the under-privileged communities during nationwide lockdown, on March 30th, 2020, at UM Trust Facility. The packets were distributed to more than 60 beneficiaries mostly daily wagers (who are currently jobless due to circumstance  pertain to under Covid 19) and widows. The beneficiaries belonged to the villages including Koterpan, Rustam, Sherabad, Tooth Kalay, Amjadabad, Zahidabad, Sadiqabad, Hazarabad, Jalalabad, Camp Village, Kamboh and Guli Bagh, which are in close radius to UM Healthcare Trust.  UM Trust is committed to continue its food distribution and other relief activities until the Covid 19 situation is under-control.

Iron Deficiency Program

More than 40% of patients  visiting UM Trust suffer from sever iron deficiency (ID) which results in Anemia.  The ID is one of the most prevalent and widespread nutrition-related health problems in low-income communities (particularly females and children). In order to improve the status of ID, UM Healthcare Trust regularly organized Iron Deficiency program. The ID status of patients are closely monitored on every visit and relevant preventive care , nutrition and awareness is offered to the patients. This is playing a vital role in eradication/controlling anemia among our patients. During our timeline (Oct 2019 to March 2020), 30 patients benefited from our iron deficiency program.

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BMD Medical Camp
BMD Medical Camp

                                           

                                                        Project Updates (April to June 2019)

 

Patients Benefitted through our healthcare services: 

During this quarter more than 3,320 patients out of which 48% were female, 24% were male and rest children were treated. Following are the disease trends for April, May June. 

                                               April 2019

 

                                                   May 2019

                                                       June 2019

For all three months an Upper respiratory tract infection (URTI)/Lower  respiratory tract infection (LRTI) remained alarming high. 

Free Medical Camp:

UM Healthcare Trust in collaboration with Indus Pharmaceutical pvt (limited)  arranged a free medical camp  on April 26, 2019 from 9am to 3pm at UM Healthcare facility in Mardan. The objective was to conduct Bone Mask Density (BMD) test/scan and spread awareness on the osteoporosis and provide appropriate preventive care and medical alternatives. A bone mineral density test uses X-rays to measure the amount of minerals — namely calcium — in your bones. This test is important for people who are at risk for osteoporosis, especially women and older adults.  It is expected that the problem is much more in the rural and malnourished community. Early detection of potential and at risk individuals and their timely and appropriate treatment can reduce the stresses of mental, physical and financial nature. 

Total 68 patients were scanned for BMD and out of these 40 patients (60% female)  were diagnosed with Osteopenia and Osteoporosis. 

 

 

                                                        

                                                           

Patient waiting for their turn-Free medical camp
Patient waiting for their turn-Free medical camp
Female patient for BMD scan
Female patient for BMD scan

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