Health & Nutrition
Pakistan since its creation has been lacking in the health sector, however effective policies and strategies have been formed for advancement in health sector seeking the technological development in medical sciences.Well-designed quality infrastructure developed for community health centers is also the focus of RCDS. Since its partnership with PPAF in October 2006, RCDS has learnt a lot from field experiences and community behaviors. The year 2014 was very successful as far as RCDS health interventions are concerned. RCDS worked through mobilization process and integrated program approach for community awareness and established community health centers for provision of health facilities to the communities at their doorstep. In addition, mobile health camps were organized at community level to diagnose and provide medicines
Health camps were organized for the communities living in Bholay Shah, Nizampur, Barkatpura, Mehta Treda, Noorpur, Ayyapur, MandiFaizabad, ThathaNazrian, ChahKannian, KotYaqoob, Mughlanwala, Sikhanwala, KotMehmood, Kot Hayat, Khizarabad, RungwaThatha, Bhutto Colony, MuniyanWala, Jhoke, ThathaBamian, Burj Atari, Nawakot, TindayLadhway, Mirzapur, Essan and Samolana. Community Health Mobilization team played an important role in sensitizing communities of these villages to attend the health camps organized by RCDS. Mandi Faizabad and Kot Mahmood CHCs set up by RCDS offer round-the-clock services by trained and seasoned medical staff to the patients. In 2014, a total of 18,476 patients (13,638 female and 4,838 male) visited the CHCs and received various treatment facilities. The highest numbers of diagnosed persons were suffering from common diseases like GIT diseases, diarrhea & dysentery, hepatitis, respiratory diseases, malaria, scabies and symptomatic diseases. Ante-natal services were given to 3,170 women by trained LHVs, 583 patients were vaccinated against TT, 939 females were provided postnatal checkup facilities, 586 delivery cases were carried out successfully while 363 delivery cases were referred. Total 821 cases were investigated at the CHCs through routine lab tests while 797 health sessions were organized with 18,318 community members.