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
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
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