NEWS AND EVENTS


ACTIVITIES DURING MAY, 2014

  1. Dengue Awareness Seminar in Collaboration with Social Welfare Department of Punjab.
    One day seminar for Dengue awareness & training of Health Care Workers was arranged in collaboration with Social Welfare Department, Govt. of the Punjab. Our staff of Health Centres & head office attended the seminar along with volunteers from various colleges.
    Dr. Shagufta Zaidi, Director Technical, MCWAP & Dr. Toqeer gave brief talks on Dengue fever, itís cause & itís prevention. A trainer from Dengue cell of Health Department conducted a training session. Staff of Rescue 1122 services was also invited to teach various life saving techniques to the participants. Seminar ended with closing remarks by Mrs. Farzana Sami President MCWAP.

  2. Dr. Asif Coordinator between UNICEF & Health Department Punjab was invited for a meeting. Mrs. Farzana Sami, President, Mr. M. Arshad Parwaiz Joint Secretary & Dr. Shagufta Zaidi Director Technical MCWAP attended the meeting. Various aspects for collaboration were discussed & plans for collaboration & coordination are under process.

  3. Pharmacy services re-organized. Protocols for functioning of pharmacies prepared & circulated. Purchase of medicines required is under process. Sterilization techniques in the centers improved through proper training on use of AUTOCLAFE.

  4. A meeting was held at MCWAP Head Office at with Dr. Wajiha Ghais, Innovation Fund Manager for Empowerment, Voice and Accountability for Better Health & Nutrition Project from Future Groups. Empowerment, Voice and Accountability for better health is 4 years programme by DFIDís Provincial Health & Nutrition programme.

    A presentation was made by Dr. Shagufta Zaidi, Director Technical, about MCWAP its history, detail of projects conducted & various health care services being provided. Efforts of MCWAP in the field of Maternal & Child Health were appreciated. Our potential for conducting any project was reviewed by them. Further meetings are being planned for this purpose.
     

  5. Free Health Care Medical Camp was held in collaboration with BHU Hayer, Health Department Govt. of the Punjab at our MCH Centre Hayer. 39 patients attended the camp, who were examined by Medical Officer. Given medicines (free). They were educated on various health topics. Growth monitoring & immunization of children was done. Family planning advice was also imported to women of child bearing age.

  6. Free Medical Camp was arranged at Dera Chahal Centre on in collaboration with BHU Kirbath. Activities as in Hayer camp were conducted. 154 patients attended the camp. Mr. Suhail Awan a prominent community leader from Dera Chahal was invited to inaugurate the camp.

ACTIVITIES DURING JUNE, 2014

  1. Vaccination of children & pregnant women started at Hayer centre once a week through cooperation of BHU Hayer with proper maintenance of cold chain. Vaccines are supplied by BHU Hayer. They are collected form there in the morning on vaccination day & returned back after usage in the afternoon for storage in the ILR.  All this process is free of cost.

  2. One day training of staff of centres conducted on Infection Prevention & Control, Sterilization of Instruments, Waste Disposal & New born Care.
    Dr. Nudrat Rashid Assistant Professor, King Edward Medical University / Addl. Medical Superintendent, Lady Aitchison Hospital, Lahore was invited as training coordinator. Staff was instructed in latest techniques. This will be very helpful in uplifting patient care in our community MCH Centres.

  3. A meeting was held with volunteers from Lahore College University, Lahore and Kinnaird College and Universty of the Punjab, Lahore in collaboration with Development Dimensional Society. Two amongst the volunteers agreed to work at our field MCH centres. This will further improve our welfare activities.

ACTIVITIES DURING JULY, 2014

  1. It was observed that LHVís were not well versed in doing laboratory tests. One day training workshop was arranged for them. LHVís of both MCH centres of MCWAP attended the training workshop.
    Laboratory Technician from Lady Aitchison Hospital, Lahore was invited to MCH Centre to instruct the staff. This will be very helpful in uplifting patient care in our community MCH Centres.
    Now following tests are being done in our MCH Centres

    • Hb

    • Pregnancy Test

    • Urine albumin

    • Urine Sugar

  2. Coordination has been developed between MCWAP and DDO Health, Wagha Town, Lahore for vaccination of children & pregnant women at MCH Centre Dera Chahal once a week with proper maintenance of cold chain.
    All this process is free of cost.

  3. System of procurement of Family Planning items arranged with Family Planning Association. LHV was purchasing & selling herself without proper documentation.

ACTIVITIES DURING AUGUST, 2014

  1.  Medical Camps were held in MCH Centre Dera Chahal on 07th August, 12th August and 21st August, 2014. Patients were examined and treated by Dr. Tahira Shafqat, Principal Public Health Nursing School (Retd) who has volunteered to work for MCWAP twice a week. They were also educated on various health topics. Family planning advice was also imparted to women of child bearing age.

  2. Medical Camps were held in MCH Centre Hayer on 16th August, 20th August, 25th August, & 26th August, 2014. Patients were examined and treated by Dr. Tahira Shafqat, Principal Public Health Nursing School (Retd). They were also educated on various health topics. Family planning advice was also imparted to women of child bearing age.

  3. Visit of internees from Lahore College University and Kinnaird College, Lahore arranged to Dera Chahal village for research purpose.

  4. Medicines required purchased, entered on stock register and issued to MCH centres as per their demand.

  5. On 26th August, 2014 a free medical camp was arranged in Dera Chahal Centre of MCWAP in collaboration with Basic Health Unit (Health Department, Govt. of the Punjab) Liddher. Incharge Medical Officer Dr. Zufaida along with her staff came to our centre.
    FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES WERE ARRANGED:

    • Registration of patients

    • Weight & B.P examination of women.

    • Health Education to Women in Groups.

    • Family Planning advice for child spacing.

    • Examination & treatment of patients by Medical Officer, BHU.

    • Free of cost Pharmacy Services provided by Health department, Punjab. 

    • The activities continued till 12:30pm. 46 patients attended the Health Camp.

REPORT OF FREE MEDICAL CAMP IN MCH CENTRE DERA CHAHAL
On 26th August, 2014 a free medical camp was arranged in Dera Chahal Centre of MCWAP in collaboration with Basic Health Unit (Health Department, Govt. of the Punjab) Liddher. Incharge Medical Officer Dr. Zufaida along with her staff came to our centre.
FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES WERE ARRANGED:

  • Registration of patients

  • Weight & B.P examination of women.

  • Health Education to Women in Groups.

  • Family Planning advice for child spacing.

  • Examination & treatment of patients by Medical Officer, BHU.

  • Free of cost Pharmacy Services provided by Health department, Punjab.

ACTIVITIES DURING SEPTEMBER, 2014

  1. One week training sessions were arranged at Reproductive Health Care Centre, Lady Aitchison Hospital, Lahore for training our 03 LHVs on Advance Family Planning Techniques & Attitude / Behavior Changes Methods towards Child Spacing. This will help in their motivational approach and improve our child spacing services.

  2. Field visits are regularly done by field staff of MCWAP for motivation on various health related problems as Family Planning, Breast Feeding, Hygiene etc.

  3. Dr. Tahira Shafqat a Senior Gynaecologist visited and examined patients at MCH Centre, Hayer and Dera Chahal twice in both centres.

ACTIVITIES DURING OCTOBER, 2014

  1. On 01st October, 2014 a free sugar camp was held at MCH Centre of MCWAP at Dera Chahal village. The activity started at 09:30am and continued till 01:00pm.
    M/s Sanofi Aventis (Pharmaceutical firm) helped in arranging this free sugar camp.
    The camp was attended by large number of patients and ran smoothly with following counters

    • Registration

    • Blood Pressure & Weight of patients

    • Free Sugar test

    • Diet & Health Education

    • Consultation with doctor

  2. STATISTICAL REPORT OF THE ACTIVITY
    Total No. of Patients tested =68
    Diabetic Patients =09
    Known Diabetic Patients =03
    New Detected Diabetic Patients =06
    Pre Diabetic Patients =05

  3. On 18th October, 2014 a free medical camp was arranged in Dera Chahal Centre of MCWAP in collaboration with Basic Health Unit (Health Department, Govt. of the Punjab) Liddher. Incharge Medical Officer Dr. Zufaida along with her staff came to our centre.
    FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES WERE ARRANGED:

    • Registration of patients

    • Weight & B.P examination of women.

    • Health Education to Women in Groups.

    • Ultrasonography

    • Examination & treatment of patients by Medical Officer, BHU.

    • Free of cost Pharmacy Services provided by Health department, Punjab.
      103 patients attended the Health Camp.

  4. Monitoring visits to MCH Centres of MCWAP are continued to solve problems at the spot.

  5. Field visits are regularly done by field staff of MCWAP for motivation on various health related problems as Family Planning, Breast Feeding, Hygiene etc.

  6. Dr. Tahira Shafqat, Senior Gynaecologist visited and examined patients at MCH Centre, Hayer and Dera Chahal twice in both centres.