Overview Health Care

UOL Relief taps in to the expertise of the University of Lahore’s University College of Medicine & Dentistry (UCMD) to deliver the proper Medical care to people in dire needs. Since 2005 Earthquake UOL Relief took care of over 5000 people, mostly children with removal of the rods from their limbs being put in to fix their fractures during the Earthquake. After the Emergency Relief efforts ended in the city, thousands of these young people were left with prospect of great disability since the rods started to impede in their growth.

Medical Camps

MEDICAL CAMP BALAKOT 2005-2011

UOL Relief taps in to the expertise of the University of Lahore’s University College of Medicine & Dentistry (UCMD) to deliver the proper Medical care to people in dire needs. Since 2005 Earthquake UOL Relief took care of over 5000 people, mostly children with removal of the rods from their limbs being put in to fix their fractures during the Earthquake. After the Emergency Relief efforts ended in the city, thousands of these young people were left with prospect of great disability since the rods started to impede in their growth.

Medical-Care

2. MEDICAL CAMP TATU VILLAGE 2021

Alhamdolillah, the first ever Medical Camp at Tatu Village was conducted successfully by the team of UOL Relief in the first week of March, 2021.The 13-member team comprised a panel of male and female doctors from University College of Medicine and Dentistry that included a surgeon, dermatologist, ophthalmologist, and a doctor of internal medicine. A pharmacist and optometrist were also on board. The group set up camp for two days where 1036 people from Tattoo Village and its outskirts, and 179 students of Government Middle School, Tatu were given free medical checkups. Free medical support was also provided to those in need. It was noted that most people were in good health, however, issues pertaining to skin and allergies, as a result of unhygienic standards of living, were most prominent, and were dealt with by the specialized doctors.

The team of UOL Relief would like to thank all those who responded generously and contributed to this cause. Deeply grateful to Dr. K.H Nasir Siddique, Dr. Zaima Firdous, Dr. Khwaja Javaid Yousaf, Dr. Amna Rasool, Dr. Hamza Riaz, Mr. Jahanzeb and Sami-Ullah Khan for offering their valuable time and expertise. We are also indebted to the group of volunteers including those from the village who helped with the planning and execution of the camps and made it a successful event.

3. BALUCHISTAN MEDICAL CAMP 2022

DISEASE DEATH AND SUFFERING IN BALOCHISTAN

The extent of human misery and suffering is unimaginable. You can only see it to believe it. This vastest dry land in Pakistan has only very scarce patches of land left for those that seek shelter. The abundant species that inhabited these huge lands; venomous snakes, rabid dogs, scorpions and the like have all gathered in the only available space with already stranded and displaced human beings. The Calamity is unending; despite humongous resources; every effort seems meagre and useless. Amid these terrifying and fearful conditions where children are dying of rabies and snake bites. Diseases like Diarrhea Fungal infections Abdominal discomfort Tinia pedis (fungal infection) Scabies Rabbies Upper and lower respiratory tract infection. Dehydration Eye and ear infections are on the rise and threaten to wipe out what is left of humanity in Balochistan. Those that disease won’t kill lie stranded in patches at the mercy of weather, hunger, wild animals, bugs and rodents. The area is too grand to cover, the temperatures too extreme, there is no clean water to drink and hygiene conditions are deplorable. Those that offer aid are emotionally and psychologically drained by the agony and suffering they witness. The UOL Relief was able to reach and treat more than 1500 people in the past 2 days but this herculean task needs miracles, magnitude and masses. This is just the beginning and miles and miles of helpless, hungry, hopeless humanity lie at the mercy of human pity, death or aid as the their only means of escape.

PRIORITISING HEALTH OF FLOOD VICTIMS | BALOCHISTAN

Balochistan on 9th October, 2022. As soon as the camp was set on the first day at Manjhoo Shuri in District Naseerabad, Balochistan, the people began to come in. Flood victims suffering from malaria, skin diseases, gastro issues and malnutrition soon filled the school premises. 4 doctors including a Gynaecologist, Dermatologist and GP sat at their stations and a make shift pharmacy was set up under the supervision of Pharmacists. Till evening, everyone including the nurse and volunteers had treated 850 patients and provided them with free medicines. It was heartbreaking to see the people suffering from unexplainable pain and misery. Yet, their turnout was encouraging and the tiny glimmer of hope that we managed to ignite in them was reflected in their eyes, as they carried away their medicines