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300 Benefit From Free Medical Camp

Thatta – May 28, 2012; A one day Free Medical Camp was organized by Al-Khidmat Thatta District in collaboration with Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) at Babra Stop, Tehsil Mirpur Sakro here today.

The camp was staffed by two doctors and two paramedical staff assisted by ten volunteers. 300 patients were examined at the camp, while free medicines were also handed out to all patients who required medication.

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Al-Khidmat General Council Meeting

Lahore – May 27, 2012; Al-Khidmat Foundation Pakistan’s General Council held a meeting at AlKhidmat’s head office in Lahore here today to review progress made during the last six months. The meeting was headed by AlKhidmat President, Dr Hafeez-ur-Rahman, assisted by AlKhidmat’s General Secretary, Muhammad Abd Al-Shakoor.
Muhammad Abd Al-Shakoor informed the gathering that Al-Khidmat had spent more than Rupees 820 Million during the current year on various relief projects within the country, including Disaster Management, Healthcare, Education, Clean Water, Orphan Care, Prisoners Welfare, and Community Services, as well as provision of food, clothing, and clean water for IDPs (Internally displaced persons) in FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas), but had also dispatched aid worth Rupees 05 Million for Syrian refugees who have fled persecution in their home country and are now living in refugee camps in Turkey.
Dr Hafeez-ur-Rahman conceded that AlKhidmat’s performance had improved significantly during the last six months and every department was now carrying out its duties more efficiently. He stressed on the need of training for improved performance and said AlKhidmat had begun to train all personnel in their particular sphere of operation in order to enhance AlKhidmat’s performance even more.

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Housing Project For Flood Affected

Peshawar – May 22, 2012; Al-Khidmat Foundation Pakistan and Yardimeli (Helping Hand) of Turkey have announced construction of a model village named ‘Ayub Ansari (r.a) Model Village’ for flood affected families of Charsaddah area at an estimated cost of Rupees 90 Million. The project was jointly announced by AlKhidmat Provincial President and ex-Health Minister, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Inayatullah Khan, and Chairman Yardimeli, Dr Sadiq Danishman.
The proposed model village would include a masjid, as well as 250 free houses for flood affected families whose properties had totally been destroyed by the 2010 floods. Each of houses measures 08 Marla, or approximately 2,000 square feet each, in size. The rehabilitation project also aims to give financial assistance of Rupees 5,000/- per month to each of the flood affected families for a period of one year, in which time they are expected to find jobs and are expected to be able to earn from their agricultural lands again.
Yardimeli is committed to helping its Pakistani brothers and sisters in times of difficulty and had earlier collaborated with AlKhidmat and Read Foundation in rebuilding homes for quake affected people in Azad Kashmir and Balakot in 2005. Financial assistance cheques were handed out to representatives of 20 families in the first phase of the program.
Members of Yardimeli, Saif-al-Islam, Fadi, and Muhammad Ilyas, Founder, Read Foundation Azad Kashmir, Mahmood Ahmad, as well as Senior Provincial Program Manager AlKhidmat, Qazi Wajahat, Media Coordinator, Noor-al-Wahid Jadoon, President AlKhidmat Charsaddah District, Pir Masood Jan, ex-Member Provincial Assembly, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Arshad Khan, Gen. Secretary AlKhidmat Charsaddah, Noor Hussain, and Relief Administrator, Muhammad Sajjad Gonda, were also present at the occasion.

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1200 Benefit At Medical Camp

Matyari – May 21, 2012; In line with Al-Khidmat’s program of providing healthcare to disadvantaged sections of society, which includes people in remote and underprivileged areas, Al-Khidmat Sindh organized a mobile medical camp with the collaboration of Pakistan Red Crescent Society at Ballu Kaka, a village in the suburbs of Matyari, in Sindh province. The medical team had to pass through inhospitable swampland to reach the village.

People of underdeveloped areas are generally deprived of diagnostic and treatment facilities available in large cities and, therefore, continue to suffer from various easily treatable ailments. Al-Khidmat regularly organizes mobile medical camps in remote, underdeveloped rural areas for the benefit of the local populace.

The mobile medical camp was a great success as people thronged to the camp in droves when they heard that an Al-Khidmat medical camp had been set up in the village. By the end of the day no less than 1200 men, women, and children had been checked at the camp by a team of two doctors accompanied by four paramedical staff, while one of the physicians provided socio-psychological support. Apart from free diagnosis, free medicines were also distributed among the patients.