Medical Mission

Mobile Hospital
“He who has health had hope; and he who has hope has everything” – Arabic Proverb

Pakistan has made rapids strides in the health sector since indepenence. However various evey opening data clearly indicate that access to healthcare still remains a challenge. While the health services of urban slumb dwellers on the other has also surfaced to be equally deplorable. Despite accounting for poor population, urban areas have less than 4% of governement primary health care facilities. People suffer from adverse health conditions owing to mainly two reason – first the lack of education and thus lack of awareness; and second the unwillingness to lose a day’s wage in order to reach the medical treatment facility. The neglect in even the simplest preventive medical treatment usually leads to a more serious ailment and eventually into deaths. The needs of the hours is thus a two pronged approach – first to bring quality health care services to doorsteps of the needy and second to promote healthcare awareness and contemporary health care services seek behavior among the underpriviliged. in such a scenario a mobile medical services delivery system is the most practical mechanism. And in subscription to this view, Foundation For Poor Souls has initiated the Mobile Hospital Program. This is a unique program that seeks to address problems. This is a unique program that seeks to address problems of mobility, accessibility and availbility of primary health care with a special focus on children and women, in urban slums and remoe rural areas. Program reaching out to around 35-40 lakh beneficiaries in coming five years.

Working Model:
Foundation For Poor Souls wold operate by taking well-equipped medical vans along with specialized doctors, nurses, medical staff, equipments and medicines to the indentified villages / slums in a systematic manner. Foundation for Poor Souls vans cover the rural or slum areas in the vicinity where either no governmental health care facilities exist or the same is not sufficient for the population. Each unit is covering the vicinity of up to 25 KM from its centre and visiting 2-3 villags a day on a regular basis. These mobile hospital offer preventive, promotive and curative medical expertise to the needy children and women in remote rural areas and urban slums. In deserving and life – saving cases, it functions like a referral clinic and ambulance. Each van is stationed in an urban centre usually with a static hospital, which arts liek a referral medical centre. the tams also carry out awareness activities on health and hygience in order to achiVeve health seeking behavior.

Vision behind the program
FFPs has lanched this program as apart of its endeavor to introduce healthcare awareness and contemporary healthcare services seeking behavior among the rural masses and the and the underprivileged.

Health Services Provided:
The Services provided ar OPD, Ante-natal/Post-natal services, identification of difficult pregrancy and referral for institutional care. Immunization – Mother & children, Minor Surgery, BP Examination. X-ray, ECG, First Aid, Distribution of Iron Folic tablets, Vit-A Prophylaxis, Treatment of mal-nutition cases, etc. Children and women’s health is one of FFPS’s prime concerns. A referral service network for them also needs to be developed. Education and counseling on Health and hygiene, family planning promotion with emphasis on condom usage for safe sex, spacing methods would also be imparted. The program would also ensure organzing regular health camps, including minor sugrical interventions.

Future Outlook
Foundation For Poor Souls aims to run a fleet of 30 fully equipped mobile medical vans under FFPS on Wheels program reaching out to around 35 – 40 lakh beneficiaries in coming five years.