KARACHI: HomeNet Pakistan organised a free medical camp at Haji Ismail Agheem Village, Thatta district in collaboration with Al-Khidmat Organisation and High-Q Pharmaceuticals. A highly experienced team of doctors participated in the camp to improve the health of home-based women workers.
Free tests of diabetes and calcium deficiency, as well as blood pressure check-up, were conducted and free medicines were provided to the poor and needy patients.
Free Mobile Medical Delivery Unit opened
Along with the home-based working women, their family members too visited the camp and benefitted from the free health services. Around 180 patients were examined for different diseases by the team of specialist doctors.
Sindh MPA Dr Imran Ali Shah also attended the camp and praising the efforts of the team of doctors, encouraged them to continue their work for the betterment of home-based women workers. On behalf of HomeNet Pakistan, Dr Shah distributed health insurance cards among the women. It is essential that free medical dispensary be set-up for the underprivileged villages, he said.
HomeNet is a network of organisations formed to raise awareness about the economic, social and domestic working conditions of home-based women workers, who comprise 70% of the total informal workforce of the country. Since 2005, HomeNet has been working to reorganise and provide support to these workers.
Formed under the Society Registration Act 1860, the organisation is a member of HomeNet South Asia, an ethical trade initiative and local resource network. With the support of 'UN Women', HomeNet is working to improve the lives of home-based women workers.