Islamkot, Tharparkar: The free of cost ECG facility has been started at Thar Foundation hospital at Islamkot under the management of Indus Hospital Network.
A local ECG technician has been trained with the support of NICVD. Thar Foundation has set up three hospitals in Islamkot taluka where consultation, medicine, lab tests, ultrasound, vaccination and ECG services are provided free of cost under management of Indus Hospital Network.
Thar Foundation Hospital at Islamkot is a state-of-art 250-bed project where Thar Foundation has already launched its OPD services. The services are part of the phased wise construction for operation of 250-bed hospital in Islamkot town – the main hub of commercial activity and central location in Thar. OPD of the hospital was started from July 2019.
This year, Accidents & Emergency and Gynae sections are expected to become functional. The hospital is linked with Indus Hospital at Karachi for emergency and advanced treatments ensuring a swift referral system.
Moreover, to ensure that medical care is provided to all, Thar Foundation is developing a network of mobile clinics. First mobile medical bus of Thar Foundation started its operations in 2020 in Islamkot Taluka and is providing free of cost medical serviced including medicines. This medical bus has built-in facilities of X-Ray, Ultrasound and ECG.
The programs for screening and vaccination for ensuring chronic disease-free community are also underway. Over 15,000 screening and vaccination of Hepatitis, 5000+ screening for TB has been carried out and more than 3,000 people screened for eyes. Thar Foundation has targeted to make Block-02 Hepatitis and TB Free area by during the current year. These camps are a regular feature in Block-2. Camps are also organized for mammography and family planning counselling and services. (PR)