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Hepatitis Screening Camp
The purpose of this activity was to screen the registered patients for Hepatitis B and C along with running an awareness campaign for this disease. The VFAHT STMU team reached the Sunbeams school in Shah Allah Ditta, Islamabad at 8 am on 26th January, Sunday. Firstly, all the participants were registered on the registration counter and were issued a Medical record number. Additionally, data were recorded for each patient, including the patient’s name, age, gender, educational status, and any comorbid conditions. Then the patients were screened for Hepatitis B and C.
A total of 147 patients were screened.
After the screening was completed the patients were taken to a separate room where they were asked to fill the pre-evaluation forms and
then an awareness campaign was conducted. The team explained the causes of Hepatitis transmission and highlighted ways of preventing it. The participants were communicated in the local language to make sure they understood everything. After that, they were asked to fill out the post awareness forms to analyze the impact of the awareness campaign.
Out of 147 patients, one patient screened positive for Hepatitis C. Further information was taken from that patient and was then referred to Shifa International Hospital for a
qualitative PCR test where follow-up treatment of the patient would be aided by the Shifa Falahi Foundation. In this activity, we recorded data of 147 patients and we aim to not only screen more people but use this data for research purposes. We closed the camp at 3:30 pm. The locals were very pleased and thanked the team for arranging the camp.
Hepatitis Awareness and Screening Camp
This was the first event conducted by SZMC LC. SZMC Local Council took the initiative to screen 1st year and s2nd-year Medical Students for Hepatitis B and C. This was a 2-day event which started with an Awareness session about Hepatitis on the first day. Students, Paramedical Staff, and all Faculty members attended this session. On the second day, 300 Students were screened against Hepatitis B and C. The screening was done by the paramedical staff.
The worthy Principal also visited the camp and appreciated the efforts of VFAHT Volunteers and assured his support for all future activities done by VFAHT SZMC-.
Hepatitis Screening Camp
VFAHT-RMU arranged a Hepatitis Screening Camp under the supervision of Dr. Shazia (In-charge at the Department of Medical Education, DME). This camp included Hepatitis B&C Screening and General Physical Examination of 140+ kids from 7 to 18 years of age at “Dar Ali bin Abi Talib Orphanage School.” The screening started at 9 am, conducted by the members of the Local Council and a Lab Technician. The screening ended at approximately 5 pm.
This activity was a collaborative effort between VFAHT-RMU and the Faculty of Rawalpindi Medical University. The objective was to provide the basic health facilities to the underprivileged or unprivileged community of society.
This activity comprised of Two Phases:
The first phase was held on the campus of Rawalpindi Medical University. It comprised of a workshop in which, under the supervision of the Faculty Member, a skilled Lab Technician taught blood screening methods to newly recruited members. He also described the experiences of previous screening camps. The importance of having a good command of GPE was also explained. The faculty member also helped volunteers to practice Hands-on training. Strict precautions were taken and all SOPs were followed at this workshop, in the wake of the coronavirus.
The second phase took place at the Orphanage School. General Physical Examination of all kids was performed. After GPE, the screening of 140+ kids against Hepatitis B & C was done. These kids are the future of the nation.
The workshop and the Screening Camp were conducted successfully. All participants learned a lot and the feedback from the faculty of the orphanage was extremely satisfying.