Association for Rehabilitation of the Physically Disabled – ARPD successfully organized free Physiotherapy and Medical camp in Tribal District Bajaur. The free camp took place in DC Jirga Hall Bajaur Khar from 09am to 04pm on September 17th, 2020. A team of Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, Medical Specialists, and P & O’s assisted more than 700 patients and provided free medicines to patients. Deputy Commissioner Bajaur Fayaz Khan Sherpao also visited Free Physiotherapy and Medical camp to Welcome the ARPD team in Bajaur. This is the first time to saw such a big Free Physiotherapy and Medical camp in Bajaur Khar in my service as Deputy Commissioner Bajaur” Said DC Fayaz. He also awarded all the team members of ARPD with appreciation letters and assured support in the future.
One day Out-reach patients’ camp was organized on February 11, 2019, by the ARPD physical therapy team in Urmar Bala Peshawar.
ARPD provided spot treatment to 121 patients indiscriminately by means of free physical therapy Camp. Cerebral palsy was the most detected disability in the area. Home treatment plans were advised for their pathologies, while patients with major disabilities were referred to Rehabilitation center Peshawar, whereas the other patients were treated at camp.
The major issues we witnessed there were un-affordability of hospital and transportation costs, negligence of the elders, the absence of escorting and poor awareness in the community.
One day Out-reach patients’ camp was conducted on September 14, 2019, by the ARPD physical therapy and speech therapy teams in Tehsil Headquarter Hospital, Wari Upper Dir. Initiative for the camp was taken by the request of the people of Dir.
About 226 physically disabled patients, 35 patients with speech and psychological problem have availed the free treatment indiscriminately provided by ARPD through free physical therapy Camp. Cerebral palsy and Muscular Dystrophy were the most detected diseases in the area. Home treatment plans were advised to patients, while some patients were referred to RCPD Peshawar for treatment.
Assistant Commissioner Tehsil Wari Mr. Israr Ahmad visited ARPD free camp. He was satisfied and impressed by the ARPD outreach program. He also assured his full support to ARPD for future Outreach camps and awareness programs in Upper Dir.
Over 100 patients were examined in a free medical camp for Physically Disabled Patients held in the Earthquake affected areas, Pindi Subherwal, Khari Sharif, Jaatlan, Morra Keikri, Saang and Pull Munda of District Mirpur (Azad Jammu & Kashmir) at Rural Health Center on Sunday, December 15, 2019.
The camp was jointly organized by the Association for Rehabilitation of the Physically Disabled (ARPD) and Helping Hearts, Caring Souls (HHCS) in collaboration with the Health Department of District Mirpur Azad Jammu & Kashmir. The main objective of the camp was to provide free medical check-ups and medicines to earthquake-affected patients. Different laboratory tests and X-rays were conducted and free medicines were provided to the patients.
ARPD President Anjum Anwar visited the earthquake-affected areas of Pindi Subherwal where she met with the affectees and inquired their problems.
The medical camps prove to be a potential tool in increasing the community’s mobilization, health awareness and confidence in the community’s efforts towards supporting a better health delivery system. ARPD and HHCS on their part will continue to serve in the health-care facility for the needy and poverty-stricken people with physical disabilities said, Anjum Anwar.
At least 198 patients have been examined in free Disability camp organized at Jalil International Hospital in Mingora Swat to facilitate and provide free Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, and Psychotherapy.
It was organized by the Association for Rehabilitation of the Physically Disabled Peshawar in the collaboration with Jalil International Hospital.
Talking to local journalists, ARPD President Ms. Anjum Anwar said that around 250 patients including children, female, and male were examined and were given free medicines. She added that many of them were referred to RCPD Peshawar for further treatment.
The President said prevention is the better option as it costs nothing. Moreover; said the free disability camp is part of the efforts of ARPD to provide quality healthcare facilities to the physically Disabled people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at their doorsteps. She also thanked Jalil International Hospital for hosting free disability camp.
One day Out-reach patients’ camp was arranged by the ARPD physical therapy and speech therapy team in Union Council Bara Banda, District Nowshera. Initiative for the camp was taken on the invitation of District Members of the area.
More than 109 patients were examined at the camp. Cerebral palsy was the most detected disability of the area. Moreover, Patients with osteoarthritis, juvenile arthritis, disc herniation, adhesive capsulitis, muscular dystrophy and fractures benefited from the service provided by the ARPD team.
One day Out-reach patients’ camp was arranged by the ARPD physical therapy team in Pir Sabaq, District Nowshera. Initiative for the camp was taken on the invitation of Local community.
More than 108 patients were examined at the camp. Cerebral palsy was the most detected disease of the area. Moreover, Patients with disc herniation, adhesive capsulitis, muscular dystrophy and fractures benefited from the camp.
One day Out-reach patients’ camp was arranged by the ARPD physical therapy and speech therapy team in Union Council Gujarat, District Mardan. Initiative for the camp was taken on the invitation of District Members of the area.
More than 98 patients were examined at the camp. Patients with speech pathologies were also facilitated by the speech therapy team. Expressive language pathologies were common among them.
One day Out-reach patients’ camp was organized by the ARPD Physiotherapy Team in Cantonment Hospital Nowshera. The camp was initiated on the request of Cantonment Hospital Rehab Center, which is one of the National Disability Network (NDN) partners of ARPD, working in District Nowshera for the well-being of Persons with Disabilities.
Total 151 patients were examined at the camp. Most of the patients were diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and stroke. ARPD physiotherapy team advised them home-treatment and gave them medicines. Moreover; some patients were referred to RCPD Peshawar for treatment.