Lahore: (Ch Mudassar Iqbal): A one-day medical camp was held by Khushhali Microfinance Bank Limited (KMBL) in collaboration with Jubilee Insurance in the city of Chistian in Bahawalnagar district to provide free medical facilities like checkups, consultation sessions and medicines to the patients in the area.
It was the first medical camp arranged by a microfinance institute in the area. Doctors and paramedical staff were appointed at the camp to attend to the local people in general health care. An average of 160 patients were attended by each doctor and were provided with 5 days’ supply of free medicines.
General public of the area were informed by announcement banners and multiple area visits by KMBL officers. Moreover, the camp had a well-organized token system to handle the large number of patients. Senior citizens were given high priority for all medical facilities. Cold water was also available for all visitors.
Talking on the occasion, KMBL President, Ghalib Nishtar shared his views, “I’m proud to say that KMBL, among its other community initiatives, has now ventured into provision of free health services for the underprivileged. These medical camps are organized to provide basic healthcare services and general check-up to the aged and the underprivileged as well as to sensitize them on health care”.
As a part of its non-financial service initiatives, Khushhali Microfinance Bank Limited (KMBL) has organized series of medical camps in collaboration with Jubilee Insurance in rural areas where the availability of such medical facilities is highly limited. More than 30 such medical camps have been set up during this year till now by KMBL in areas with poorer populations.