Three-day Pak Navy medical camp at Pasni concludes


In continuation of efforts for social welfare of the people of Balochistan, a three-day free medical camp established by Pakistan Navy at Pasni concluded on Sunday.
“Approximately, 0.1 million people living in the area benefited from the medical camp. Establishment of medical camps by Pakistan Navy in the under privileged coastal areas is a regular bi-annual feature,” said a statement issued by Pakistan Navy.
A team of specialists and paramedical staff was deputed at the camp which provided skilled medical treatment in general health care, ENT, dermatology, dentistry, gynecology, and child care. A laboratory was also established for medical tests such as ultrasonography, ECG, X-ray and blood tests. Besides extending medical facility, the camp also aimed at educating the local populace on personal health, hygiene, child care, preventions of diseases and sanitation of living areas. Parents were also advised on curable diseases found in children and women counseled on mother-child health related matters and family planning.
“Pakistan Navy is fully committed to the social and economic uplift and welfare of the deprived people of coastal areas. In this regard, a 100-bed hospital, PNS Darmanjah, has been established in Ormara to provide extensive medical facility to the local populace of Ormara and the adjoining areas,” the statement said. “Navy is also active on the educational front and putting in efforts to promote education in Balochistan. Free education is being extended to a large number of students through Bahria Model Schools at Gwadar and Ormara. In addition, various Government schools are running under the patronage of Pakistan Navy where provision of teachers, free books and furniture is ensured,” it said.