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Community day on health and hygiene practices

Brig (R) Muhammad Tahir Siddiqui, Medical Administrator, Medcore talking with students of Al-Nafees Medical College about the state of Anemia and Malnutrition in Desra ValleyPeshawar: Medcore – division of Begum Mehmooda Welfare Trust in collaboration with Begum Mehmooda Memorial Hospital (Desra) and Al-Nafees Medical College, Islamabad organized an awareness raising community day for communities based in Desra Village – Kohala Hali Road and its surroundings in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on health and hygiene practices.

The awareness raising community day was aimed at sensitizing the communities through self-realization of harmful effects of Anemia and Malnutrition, triggering change in sanitation behaviors and providing an effective platform to communities for protecting their families from these diseases particularly women, children and elderly and was participated by a large number of community women and children.

The first-ever initiative received an over whelming response from communities who had never witnessed such an activity. The patients were provided free-of-cost medicines and free-testing services.

The Day was an eye-opener for communities, who were ill-informed of the health problems they were facing due to non-availability of medical services.

Brig(R) Dr. Muhammad Tahir Siddiqui, Medical Administrator, MedCore, said that, “these poverty-ridden communities were ill-informed about their medical issues and importance of hygienic food intake. But from now, it is expected that these people would take benefit from the Begum Mehmooda Memorial Hospital, which provides free-of-cost medicines and testing services to the patients”.

He further said that, “Medcore – division of Begum Mehmooda Welfare Trust was established with a realization that Pakistan’s healthcare system lacks in delivering distanced medical and diagnostic services to the patients particularly in rural terrain areas of the country”, Medcore will overcome this by providing trained medical doctors, paramedics, technician and state-of-the-art use of telemedicine to reach specialist from across the Globe.

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