In the months of May, June and July, a more than 5,000 patients were treated at the hospital. The top three presenting complaints were Fever, Gastroentritis, and Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections.
In May, the hospital played host to a team of students. Impressed by the philanthropic work of UM Health Trust, two students of Media Studies at Riphah University, Noman and Rumman, along with their friend Haroon, decided to make a documentary of our work as their final year project. After conducting the initial work for months, these 3 young students, finally shot the film which includes the services provided by UM Trust, testimonial of patients and local community and interview of our staff members.
”I have visited UM Healthcare Trust multiple times and am impressed by the way it is contributing in extending the best possible healthcare to poorest of poor. Furthermore, I am deeply inspired by the commitment and devotion of the staff and the services being provided at the hospital.I wanted to highlight the same in my documentary.” – Noman- Riphah University
“The trip of UM Trust Hospital was very delightful and we feel very humbled. The staff of the hospital was very helpful and cooperative. The services and treatment by the staff will be respected and remembered all our life.”- Rumman- Riphah University
In July, an evaluation team from Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) visited the UM Healthcare Trust’s head office in Islamabad as well as the hospital in Mardan as part of the certification renewal process. UM Healthcare Trust was previously certified by PCP which grants it a Tax exempt status as well as certifying that its internal governance, financial management, and programme delivery are up to internationally recognized standards.
Trainers from UM Healthcare Trust visited Narowal and Badin in the month of June to train community Mid-wives (CMWs) on the proper use of our SMS-based mHealth software for a project being implemented in partnership with National Rural Development Program (NRDP). The training sessions included the proper use of various message templates which are used to register patients, add vitals and complaints, and using the SMS-based system to refer patients to doctors and receive treatment plans. Both trainings proved productive and follow-up trainings are scheduled for later in the year.
Apart from these activities, UM Healthcare Trust is currently exploring other avenues to diversify our work and make our telehealthcare softwares available to other organizations working all over the world.