The embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh under the aegis of Pakistan Doctor’s Group Riyadh (PDG-R) organized the 16th Free Medical Camp on Friday at the Embassy premises.
Khan Hasham Bin Saddique, Ambassador of Pakistan, visited the camp and appreciated the invaluable contribution by the Pakistan Doctors Group, Riyadh and the volunteers. Furthermore, he met the community attending the medical camp and took careful note of the community’s problems for early redressal.
The free camp was attended by more than 1,000 patients while two hundred well-trained physicians with all kinds of specialization offered their services– the camp was managed by around 150 volunteers.
Patients were given practical hand-hygiene workshop, followed by health awareness lectures regarding diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attack risk factors and prevention, importance of flu vaccination etc.
Flu vaccination was given to 1,200 community individuals. Facilities of blood tests, ECG, Echocardiography, Ultrasounds, Eye refraction exams were also provided free of cost.
Special tests like CT scan, MRI and other medical and surgical interventions were arranged and appointments were given on high priority and all kinds of medication were available and dispensed free to all patients.
For the follow up, these patients would attend the regular Pakistan Embassy Clinic Riyadh to maintain the continuity of care and standards as per medical guidelines.
The in-house clinic at the embassy is run by PDG– a social responsibility forum run by volunteer-based Pakistani doctors working in the Kingdom.
The Kingdom hosts the largest community of Pakistani expatriate workers in the world– 2.5 million according to an official estimate and remit the largest amount of their disposal income every year to Pakistan.