The poor state of health in Pakistan is attributed to the lack of access to basic health care services, poverty, lack of health infrastructure, illiteracy, women’s low status, inadequate water supplies and sanitation. In the urban areas, access to health care clinics and facilities is comparatively easier than rural areas. However, quality healthcare is unaffordable for poor in both urban and rural areas. In the rural areas, people live far from hospitals, whereas the basic health care units are less equipped with facilities and services.
RAHMA is contributing to improve the health conditions wherever it could. RAHMA has established basic health centers in Khuiratta and Dhanwan, AJK and a secondary level hospital in Janpur, Rahim Yar Khan. These centers are providing general healthcare, mother and child healthcare and outreach services. The centers are fully equipped with modern diagnostic and healthcare facilities. Qualified men and women doctors, qualified paramedic staff are delivering services to the patients in accordance with national and international healthcare standards.
RAHMA Hospital Khuiratta
RAHMA established a primary healthcare center in rural area of Khuiratta in district Kotli Azad Kashmir. Later on the building was extended and labor room services were included. Now it is called semi tertiary hospital.
Khuiratta primary healthcare center providing health facilities to the rural area of district Kotly , the center is established by the community for a basic health care, doctors and medical technicians in a well-furnished medically equipped building providing Basic Health facility in emergency, maternal health and child health, health related awareness raising, capacity building and outreach services, Time to time campaign and social mobilization was carried out.
RAHMA HOSPITAL RAHIM YAR KHAN, PUNJAB
RAHMA constructed the Jan Pur Hospital to provide sustainable support to the neediest segment. The hospital was functionalized, and providing model services under the expert consultation and well medically equipped hospital.
Embassy of Japan through Japan official development assistance provided latest hospital equipment and furniture to RAHMA hospital, Janpur.
Total 11220 patients were visited to the hospital for seeking the medical consultation and getting the medicine with very affordable prices, while also provided free of cost medicines to the patients who cannot afford, more than 50 percent patients were women. The field non-technical staff of Rahim Yar Khan Hospital organized time to time the medical Camp, health committees and awareness campaign and calendar health days through social mobilization by reaching to the influential stake holders of the sector.
RAHMA HOSPITAL SEHNSA
RAHMA has initiated semi tertiary hospital in rural area of Sehnsa, Azad Kashmir. Hospital provides quality healthcare services, labor room etc along with health awareness. RAHMA HOSPITAL SEHNSA is located in a rural and far flung area of district Kotli. The facility providing health services to rural area under the consultation of expert doctors, and modern equipment for disease diagnosis and treatment.More than 6000+ patients were benefited from the facility, these patients were of different age and gender despite of the remoteness and gender disparity. More than fifty percent patients were women and children whose were unable reached the district head quarter Hospital.
Rural Health center Dhanwan
Rural Health center Dhanwa is located in a rural and far flung area of district Kotli. The facility providing health services to rural area under the consultation of expert doctors, and modern equipment for disease diagnosis and treatment.More than 5000 patients were benefited from the facility, these patients were of different age and gender despite of the remoteness and gender disparity. More than fifty percent patients were women and children whose were unable reached the district head quarter Hospital.
Screening, awareness and treatment for hepatitis in Azad Kashmir University
According to WHO estimates, approximately 10 million people are suffering from hepatitis in Pakistan. Out of five types of hepatitis namely A, B, C, D and E, hepatitis B and C have the highest mortality; approximately 4-5 million people are suffering from Hepatitis B and about 4-6 million suffer from Hepatitis C.
Unsafe drinking water, unscreened blood transfusions and un-sterilized/used syringes and shaving razors have made Hepatitis one of Pakistan’s greatest health concerns. Hepatitis A and E are caused by oral infection, contaminated water and unhygienic food. Hepatitis B, C and D are caused by un-sterilized syringes, contaminated shaving razors, sexual intercourse, blood transfusion, and from mothers to infants. recently a village Prim Kot in district Muzaffarabad Azad Kashmir has been identified where more than 25% of the village population is suspected to be infected by hepatitis B and (or) C.
The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir is located in Muzaffarabad City but students from all over the state, Northern Areas and all the four provinces of Pakistan are pursuing their education in this institution. By implementing this project in AJK University a country wide awareness and impact can be generated in a very economical and effective manner.
To reduce the occurrence of hepatitis, RAHMA started hepatitis screening and treatment project in cooperation with University of Azad Kashmir – Muzaffarabad. In this project, RAHMA will screen 6000 students and 1000 staff members of University of AJK against the incidence of hepatitis. Identified individuals will be treated afterwards.
Healthy population are more productive hence positively impacting our economy
Good health conditions promote education and literacy
Positively affects child development