The ‘Clinic Day’ is an ongoing community outreach hosted by Darul Ihsan Humanitarian Centre with the intention of taking basic health care facilities - at no cost - to areas where communities are not in proximity to public health centres or may not always be able to afford travel costs.
The Castle Hill Educational Institute provides an ideal venue for the Clinic Day in terms of being at the epicentre of many communities in Newlands West.
In spite of inclement weather, about 70 people - mostly senior citizens - attended the Clinic Day.
The Clinic Day began at 09:00 AM, with registration/admission of patients. All patients were screened followed by the check-ups by the medical team. Free medication was administered where required, prescriptions were handed to patients and five referral letters were handed to patients to attend public health institutions.
Refreshments were provided and hot lunch-packs were handed to all attending patients. The clinic day ended at 12:30 PM.
The medical team comprised two doctors, three pharmacists, two optometrists, twelve nursing assistants and four staff members from Darul Ihsan Humanitarian Centre. The medical team was supervised and coordinated by Dr Zahid Khan.
Darul Ihsan Humanitarian Centre expresses its most sincere thanks to the medical team and all volunteers who sacrificed their time to make the Clinic Day possible.
Darul Ihsan Media Desk