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Life for at-risk unborn babies in Pakistan

by Medicare Health Foundation
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Life for at-risk unborn babies in Pakistan
Life for at-risk unborn babies in Pakistan
Life for at-risk unborn babies in Pakistan
Life for at-risk unborn babies in Pakistan
Life for at-risk unborn babies in Pakistan
Life for at-risk unborn babies in Pakistan
Life for at-risk unborn babies in Pakistan
Life for at-risk unborn babies in Pakistan
Life for at-risk unborn babies in Pakistan
Life for at-risk unborn babies in Pakistan
Life for at-risk unborn babies in Pakistan
Life for at-risk unborn babies in Pakistan
Life for at-risk unborn babies in Pakistan
Life for at-risk unborn babies in Pakistan
Life for at-risk unborn babies in Pakistan
Life for at-risk unborn babies in Pakistan
Life for at-risk unborn babies in Pakistan

Dear Medicare Family,

This quarter, Medicare Health Foundation has been focusing on creating awareness about our services among a larger audience. We conducted seminars and medical camps, networked with specialist doctors to bring in their patients, and carried out service campaigns on social media. 

Additionally, our quest to improve patient experience at our hospitals keeps us motivated to carry out regular maintenance of our facilities and add new specialties. Thus, we have started renovating our hospital in Badami Bagh Lahore, so our patients an enjoy a hygienic environment, free of infections. We have also inducted new doctors at Medicare Hospital Noor Elahi Branch in specialties such as Pediatrics, Gastroenterology and Physio Therapy.

We hope to remain engaged positively in community development and good quality healthcare for the underserved

Regards,

Team Medicare Health Foundation

 

Activities Summary:

Hepatitis B Screening Camp and Seminar on World Hepatitis Day

We organized free Hepatitis screening camps and an awareness seminar at our hospitals in Badami Bagh and Ferozpur Road, on World Hepatitis Day i.e. 28th July 2022. We are grateful to our partners, The Health Foundation, for all their support in making these camps possible.
Close to 300 patients benefitted from this camp, through which they learned preventive measures and those who tested positive were put on track towards cure and recovery. 18 patients tested positive, after which their PCR was done to determine their viral load. Following the results of PCR, the patients were  put on medication to treat their condition.

 

Renovation of Medicare Hospital - Badami Bagh

In August this year, an assessment was carried out of the facility of Medicare Hospital - Badami Bagh, through which it was determined that it greatly needed renovation. The hospital has started becoming extremely crowded, and the air circulation system had begun being ineffective. Additionally, there was a dire need to expand the waiting areas, and also to reassign location for clinics and wards. Thus, funds were allocated and work commenced for this greatly needed project. The renovation is reaching its completion in some weeks, after which we hope to greatly improve our patient experience.

 

A Healthy Start to Life, with a Healthy Mother

We were all smiles when recently a patient gave birth for the first time, after being married for 11 years. With initial issues with conception and many years of visiting infertility clinics, she had finally conceived. Thereafter, her pregnancy was declared as a high risk one, and she had been going to a private hospital for her medical management. However, at the time of her delivery, her doctor was unavailable, which made her family very nervous. Upon recommendation, she was brought to Medicare Hospital Noor Elahi Branch, where she underwent C-Section surgery and gave birth to a healthy baby boy. The mother and her family were overjoyed to welcome a baby in their lives after years of waiting.

Orthopedic Success

We are delighted to share that Medicare Hospital Noor Elahi Branch has started extremely advanced Arthroscopic ACL Repair with key hole surgeries. A surgery was carried out through this method of a patient's knee, and was successfully concluded.

Among other orthopedic surgeries, a female patient, who had had tremendous arm injury during a severe bus accident, was brought to our hospital. She underwent surgery in which all her flexor tendons, including her radial artery and median nerve, were transacted. This surgery was very successful in restoring the arm function of the patient. 

 

Statistics

For the month of September 2022
No. of Patients: 16,615
Babies Born: 88
Surgeries: 40



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A New Born Baby at our Hospital

Dear GlobalGiving Family,

 Medicare Health Foundation's main thrust in the financial year which has just begun is to revisit its strategy and make it more robust to take it to new heights. In this streak, a strategy team has taken shape, with renowned people from academia and the corporate world. 

Medicare has also for the first time formally set up is Marketing and HR Departments, in order to enhance its organizational practices and increase impact. Through marketing, we will be promoting our facilities among middle income and lower income groups, who may greatly benefit from good quality care at subsidized and affordable rates.

We hope that this new fiscal year is as eventful as the last one, and we keep improving our ability to serve the underserved.


We thank each one of you for believing in us and supporting us on every step of this journey

Warm Regards,

Team Medicare Health Foundation (MHF)

Activities Summary:

Resumption of Dental Service at Medicare Hospitals

With the arrival of COVID, Medicare Health Foundation, in compliance with the directives of the government, temporarily halted its dental service at both the hospitals. However, now thatthe restrictions are lifted, the service has been resumed, much to the delight of our patients who greatly appreciate our high quality care at affordable prices. Both the dental clinics at Medicare Badami Bagh and Medicare - Noor Elahi Branch are now seeing a daily flow of patients, who are greatly satisfied with the quality of care


New Partnership with Eye on Ivy

Volunteerism is key to the success of a non-profit. Over the years, we have witnessed that students are among the most enthusiastic volunteers we have ever worked with. Thus, when we were approached by a student facilitation organization, Eye on Ivy, to offer internships and volunteer opportunities to students, we jumped at the prospect. Now, with a formal partnership, we have students being routed by this organization for work hours, in which they have been active in areas such as social media, crowdfunding, data entry and fundraising.

Orthopedic Success

Recently, a little boy aged 6 years came to us with a deformed limb, which made it very difficult for him to walk properly. The underprivileged parents did not think that this problem could be rectified, and thus had never sought medical advice.

However, our orthopedic surgeon, Dr Saleem, after a detailed assessment decided to go for surgery to correct the deformity. In the month of May, the surgery was carried out successfully, following which is now the period for rest and recovery. The child is now feeling much better and is undergoing physiotherapy sessions. He hope to see him soon on his feet. 


A Healthy Start, with a Healthy Mother

Uzma is a cleaner at a household, and makes a meagre living. When she found out about her pregnancy, she did not have the means to consult a doctor, and thus turned to the quacks in her area. However, when her employer, who is also a donor of Medicare, learned of her pregnancy, she immediately took her to Medicare Hospital - Noor Elahi Branch, where Uzma was treated by the gynecologist Dr. Asma. Dr Asma examined Uzma and concluded that are Hb was very low, due to which she was given IV drips. Over the next few weeks, Uzma's health improved tremendously, and eventually she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy.

Uzma remains grateful to Medicare Health Foundation for her safe birth and wonderful experience. 


Medicare wins an Award at a Rotary District Conference

At the Rotary District Conference in Lahore in the month of June 2022, Medicare Health Foundation was showcased under the Rotary aim of Mother and Child Healthcare. The impressive work of Medicare over the years was highlighted and the impact of our interventions was acknowledged in the form of an award we won in the category of Mother and Child. This is greatly encouraging for us, and we hope to taek ourselves forward with the same zeal as the one that has brought us here.

Statistics

For the month of March
No. of Patients: 16,171
Babies Born: 68
Surgeries: 57



For the month of April
No. of Patients: 22,117
Babies Born: 51
Surgeries: 50

For the month of May
No. of Patients: 11,279
Babies Born: 60
Surgeries: 53

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A Patient with his Father

Dear GlobalGiving Donors,

The last quarter of 2021, going all the way into 2022 was dedicated to the completion of a new medical block at our Medicare Hospital - Noor Elahi Branch. This block, named Siddiqui Medical Block, has been primarily sponsored by a major donor, along with contributions from a number of our generous supporters and also through a grant from two Netherlands based organizations, Wilde Ganzen and Stichting Equator Medicare. 

With this new medical block, we will further expand the scope of our services, including specialist pediatric care. Additionally, we will be able to reach out to a greater number of underprivileged people. 


We thank each one of you for believing in us and supporting us on every step of this journey

Warm Regards,

Team Medicare Health Foundation (MHF)

Activities Summary:

Completion of Siddiqui Medical Block at Medicare Hospital - Noor Elahi Branch

The dream of extending Medicare Hospital - Noor Elahi Branch has finally turned into reality. The task was daunting, as the COVID pandemic was at its peak and funding seemed to be a major problem. But our resolve did not weaken and we remained steadfast in our goal of completing this project. With a few delays due to COVID lockdowns, we have finally been able to complete the building for its inauguration on 5th March, 2022.

In this new building, there will be specialist clinics, including Pediatric, Orthopedic, Hepatitis Treatment Clinic, and Vacinnation Room. It also has a pent house for housing a doctor on a 24 hours availability basis. 


Medical Dispensary - Outreach Program

Medicare's outreach initiative, a mobile clinic at Sharakpur, Punjab, has now completed its first year of running. Through this project, we have been able to improve healthcare greatly in an area where poverty prevails and access to medical care is greatly limited

Orthopedic Success

A major orthopedic surgery was carried out at Medicare Hospital - Noor Elahi Branch, in the month of December. The patient, a female from the Okara district of Punjab, had spinal cord compression, which was causing acute pain  and discomfort.

Our experienced orthopedic surgeon, Dr Saleem, carried out this risky procedure with adeptness and care. 
Since the surgery, the patient has recovered fast, and is now on her feet

A Healthy Start, with a Healthy Mother

There have been many instances of high risk pregnancies being referred to Medicare Hospitals towards the end of the third trimester. These are particularly difficult situations to handle, as it is a matter of saving the life of both the mother and child, without the ability to go for preemptive care. 

A patient experiencing placenta previa was brought to Medicare Hospital - Badami Bagh. She had a seizure, and her critical condition drove us to save her without a second to spare. Thankfully she survived and delivered a healthy baby boy. Her family was very grateful to Medicare for giving her a new life, and her baby a healthy start.


COVID Vaccination Drive

COVID vaccination has been successfully carrying on at both Medicare Hospital - Badami Bagh and Medicare Hospital - Noor Elahi Branch. We are very pleased that our initiative of educating all those visiting our hospitals about the importance of getting vaccinated is convincing them to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others. 


Statistics

For the month of October
No. of Patients: 17,561
Babies Born: 68
Surgeries: 54



For the month of November
No. of Patients: 17,211
Babies Born: 67
Surgeries: 42

For the month of December
No. of Patients: 17214
Babies Born: 58
Surgeries: 47

Mother and Child
Mother and Child
Providing Care to a Baby after Birth
Providing Care to a Baby after Birth
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Coloured Doppler Ultrasound
Coloured Doppler Ultrasound

Dear Donors,

What an eventful 5 months it have been (April - September) for Medicare Health Foundation! Improving on services to offer better medical care to expecting mothers, Medicare introduced coloured doppler ultrasound at both Medicare Hospital - Noor Elahi Branch and Medicare Hospital - Badami Bagh, and inducted experienced Radiologists for this service. With this equipment, anomaly scan is done at our hospitals now, a diagnostic procedure which is essential for pregnant women to monitor the proper growth of the fetus.

Thanks to your support, we have been offering high quality medical care to poor expecting mothers.

Looking forward to continuing partnership together!

Warm Regards,

Team Medicare Health Foundation

 

Activities Summary

 

Medicare's Ramazan Campaign:

The holy muslim fasting in Ramazan commenced in the month of April, in which Medicare Health Foundation was overwhelmed by the charity of our supporters. With your contributions, we were able to not only provide treatment to our present beneficiaries but were also able to plan the financial support for the needy for the year 2021-22. 

Our partner educational institutions also participated in the fundraising activity during the month, and we are extremely grateful for their support

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Iftar for Patient Attendants and On Duty Staff:

Throughout the month of Ramazan, Medicare Health Foundation sponsored iftar for all the patient attendants and on-duty staff at our hospitals, making sure that they received nourishing meals at the end of a long day. 

Fulfilling Our Commitment to Deliver Healthy Babies

Throughout this period from April to August, Medicare worked on improving nursing care, bringing in experienced obstetricians and gynecologists and upgrading diagnostic services. We inducted two experienced Radiologists for carrying out coloured doppler ultrasound, and made all out efforts to increase our visibilty among public. Thus, in the month of August, our efforts bore fruit and the number of babies born at our hospitals jumped to 111! That is the greatest number of babies born in a month in our history!

Commencement of Neurology Services at our Hospitals

In the month of June, Medicare inducted an experienced Neurophysician, Dr. Waqas, who is offering his services at both our hospitals. Dr. Waqas specializes in treating epilepsy, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis, and Diseases of the Brain and Spinal Cord. Since his joining, the number of patients coming for consultation in this area has been rapidly increasing, and Medicare has also conducted a number of free Neuro camps, so the number of people benefitting from this new service can increase manifold. 

Orthopedic Success Story

Our Experienced Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Saleem treated another child suffering from club-feet and gave this little fellow a new life.
This baby was few days old when he was brought to our MHF-Noor Elahi Branch. He was suffering from severe deformity since his birth, a condition in which a newborn's foot/feet appear to be rotated internally at the ankle. His parents were very concerned and brought us to our Medicare Hospital - Noor Elahi Branch. Here, our orthopaedic surgeon comforted them and assured them that their child will get completely fine. He started to plaster his feet, a method called Ponseti Casting and after 6 weeks of treatment, the feet of this baby came back to their normal shape without any surgery.
Dr Saleem said that " It is very important for parents to understand this medical condition and start its treatment early and I am glad that in this case the parents proactively started the treatment".
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Statistics April - August 2021

April

No of Patients - 12,655

No of Babies Born - 51

No. of Surgeries - 42

 

May

No of Patients - 10,227

No of Babies Born - 45

No. of Surgeries - 50

 

June

No of Patients - 12,423

No of Babies Born - 43

No. of Surgeries - 35

 

July

No of Patients - 12,609

No of Babies Born - 57

No. of Surgeries - 38

 

August

No of Patients - 16,080

No of Babies Born - 111

No. of Surgeries - 84

Baby right after birth
Baby right after birth
Mother and Baby
Mother and Baby
Nurse checking the vitals of an expecting mother
Nurse checking the vitals of an expecting mother

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Dear GlobalGiving Donors,

The year 2021 started off with a new hope of getting a Corona free world. We made sure to get all our Front Line Workers to get vaccinated against Covid-19. And also made sure to continue taking all precautionary measures.

We thank all our donors because it wouldn’t have been possible without their support. We pray for you and the safety of your loved ones and also that the world gets out of this pandemic soon.

Warm Regards,

Team Medicare Health Foundation (MHF)

Activities Summary:

Establishment of Hepatitis Clinic

On 9th March, Medicare signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Establishment of a Hepatitis Clinic with Hepatitis and Infection Control Program by the Government of Punjab. The MOU was signed by Dr. Khalid Mahmood (Program Manager - Hepatitis Control Program) and Mr. Dilawar Hussain (Hospitals Administrator - Medicare Health Foundation).

In this program, MHF will follow the "Educate, Prevent, Test and Treat" model. At our hospitals, we will screen patients for Hepatitis B & C, will provide vaccination to every individual tested negative for Hep B, PCR testing of screened positive cases, treatment of Hep B & C patients by providing free medicines, in addition to health education and patient counselling with the standardized IEC materials.

Medical Dispensary - Outreach Program

On 12th February, Medicare Health Foundation started its outreach program in Sharaqpur, a town in Sheikhupura District of Punjab. As part of this program, we send our medical team twice a week to a newly established dispensary there, generously funded and operated by the family of Mr. Sheikh Nawaz.

This team of one doctor and his nursing staff provides out-patient medical care to the needy population of this under-developed area, which is otherwise deprived of certified medical facilities.

Orthopedic Story - No More Superstition

This baby was 7 days old when he was brought to our MHF-Noor Elahi Branch. He was suffering from Clubfoot, a condition in which a newborn's foot/feet appear to be rotated internally at the ankle ( This condition is named after the Club[stick] used in the game Golf). His parents were very worried but our orthopedic surgeon, Dr Saleem Bashir, offered them hope. He started to plaster his feet for a week and changed the plaster after every week, a method called Ponseti Casting through which children born with this condition are treated. Usually, this treatment lasts for about 6-8 weeks but this baby was a fighter, and only after 4 weeks of treatment, the foot of this baby came back to its normal shape without any surgery.

Dr Saleem said that "It is very important for parents to understand that it is a medical condition and can be healed instead of thinking of it as a superstition (black magic). If not treated on time, this condition gets complicated with time and requires major surgery but if it is treated when the child is an infant it can be managed with casting. The best age to start treatment is 7 days ".

Daughter - A Blessing

Sana got married at a very young age and is a mother of 4 sons. She belongs to a family where medical treatment or going to a hospital are not considered important. Her four sons were all born at home by uncertified birth attendants.

When she conceived for the 5th time, due to some complications someone from her relatives referred her to our Medicare Hospital - Noor Elahi Brach. Here she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and named her Zarnish.

Medicare's efforts have always been to encourage safe birth by certified medical staff, and we are delighted that we have been able to break barriers in this area.

A Free Typhoid Camp

A free Typhoid Vaccination Camp was conducted in our Medicare Health Foundation Hospitals to vaccinate children aged between 9 months to 5 years. A team of government health workers spread awareness, and also vaccinated the children.

Dermatology Camp

A free one-day Dermatology Camp was organized at Medicare Hospital Badami Bagh on Tuesday, 2 February 2021. In this camp, Skin Specialist Dr Abid Hussain gave consultancy and treated more than 81 patients. Most of the visiting patients were treated for Skin Rashes, Dryness, Acne, Facial Redness, Latex Allergies, Hair Loss, Dull Hair, Dandruff and other skin related issues.

Neurology Camp

On 17th January, a free Neuro Camp was organized at Medicare Hospital - Badami Bagh. Experienced Neurologist Consultant Dr Saeed Naeem Ullah from Sheikh Zaid Hospital spread awareness about the neurological disorders and also examined more than 130 patients. The patients were monitored for different neuro-related disorders and were also given free medicines.

Statistics

For the month of January
No. of Patients: 15,471
Babies Born: 62
Surgeries: 47

For the month of Februray
No. of Patients: 16,363
Babies Born: 64
Surgeries: 39

For the month of March
No. of Patients: 16,319
Babies Born: 53
Surgeries: 54

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Location: Opposite Awan Market, 17 km Ferozpur Road, Punjab - Pakistan
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