Hafizabad
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THE HAFIZABAD PROJECT (Since May 1997)

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Hafizabad is located in Punjab Province of Pakistan 100 km from Lahore. Having a population of approximately 4 million who do not have any access to mental health services in their area. In case of any psychiatric problem they have to be on the mercy of non-professionals. Epilepsy is surprisingly very much prevalent in the area and due to lack of competent care was hurting a chronic and incredible cause.

In May 30, 1997 MIND set up a free psychiatric clinic at the District Hospital Hafizabad with the collaboration of District authorities and an NGO Bunyad. In no time the fortnightly psychiatric camp reached the toll of 600 patients per camp. In the year 2009 on August 01, MIND shifted its charity clinic from DHQ to District Office of Bunyad Foundation in village Chenay near Hafizabad.

Working of MIND

Since 1997, the MIND team visit Hafizabad on every alternate Saturdays to provide consultation and medicines free of cost. Moreover, psycho education about the illness to patients and families is also provided. In addition the need for referral of patients to tertiary care centers in Lahore is also assessed and the needful is done as early as possible.

We have started Tele psychiatry to provide help to patients on daily basis.

Visiting Volunteers

  • Dr Ashar Waheed
  • Dr Asif Anwar
  • Dr Naseer Ahmed
  • Dr Zulfuqar Rizvi
  • Dr Qambar Bokhari
  • Dr Manzoor Jamali
  • Dr Muntazir Mehdi
  • Dr Faiza Ather
  • Dr Saeed-ur-Rehman
  • Dr Samira
  • Dr Saima
  • Dr. Samreen
  • Dr. Zahid
  • Dr. Abdul Haleem

Further Plan

As mentioned earlier the number of patients per camp is gradually increasing and there is need of more funds, manpower and a psychologist to meet the needs of distressed.

 

Dr Nabeel Ibad
In-Charge Hafizabad Project
Asssistant Prof. of Psychiatry
Lahore Medical & Dental College

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