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October and November’s Field Report for the Flood Affected Areas served
Shikarpur: During the month of October, the two Pediatric Care centers in Shikarpur provided health care and medicines 1,389 children mostly for gastro-intestinal and respiratory illnesses. In November care was provided to to 998 children, 52% of whom were girls under the age of 14.
Swat: The residents of Bagh-dere and surrounding areas of Swat now have access to Outpatient Care, Emergency Care, a Pharmacy, a Safe Birth Center, a Laboratory, and Ultrasound facilities, since the facility was started in August, 2011 with the help of contributors of SHINE Humanity, CDRS and a grant from IDRF.A total of 1,986 patients were taken care of, at the facility in the month of October. In November, the team was able to carry out 2 Mobile Medical Camps where 673 patients were checked and treated. A need of hygiene related awareness was strongly felt in the areas visited. The team also met with local organizations and people in the community in order to find out the need for future medical camps in the far-flung areas. Apart from this our facility treated 2454 patients.
Sindh Mobile Team: Throughout the month of October, SHINE Humanity and its implementing partner CDRS have been providing mobile medical services to recent flood affectees in Sindh. This follows earlier food distribution effort in September. The flood medical team has conducted medical camps in the following districts: Tando Allahyar, Tando Muhammad Khan, Hyderabad, Badin, Jamshoro, Mirpur Khas, Sangar and Umar Kot in the last one month and treated 5,325 patients.We continued our mobile medical services to the flood affected people in Sindh during November as well. The team conducted medical camps in Tando Allahyar, Kipro and Mirpur Khaas district. They also distributed milk to 600 infants under the Nutrition Program. 3450 patients were treated by the team this month. 37% of these were females 15 years of age or older and 40% were children. Dental services and ante-natal care were provided besides treatment for respiratory tract infection, diarrhea, urinary tract infection, skin diseases and other acute and chronic conditions.
Charsadda: The center has been up and running very effectively since the opening on October 26,2011. 400 patients were seen in October and the patient load has been more than expected. The center is open 6 days a week from 9-5. Health care was provided to 1835 patients in November, 65% of whom were females, and we are handling a daily increase in the patient numbers.