In a unique initiative, a primary health care center run by a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Masjid Omer-al-Shifa, located in Saif colony, Shaheenagar, has set up a full-fledged operation theater (OT) for minor surgeries.
The minor OT, which was formally launched recently, will have state-of-the-art equipment like a surgery table, OT lights, advanced instrumentation, bio-waste disposal process for keeping good hygiene and sanitation for patient safety.
OT is in addition to a primary care, dental chair, community ophthalmology, non-communicable disease desk; it runs for the weaker sections free of cost.
The primary health care center is run by the NGO Helping Hand Foundation (HHF).
The HHF, in collaboration with AMPI (American Muslim physicians of Indian origin), USA, is catering to the primary health care needs for over 20 urban slums since December 2020.
Dr. Arif Hussain, the general surgeon at the clinic, informed, “Due to lack of awareness, poor hygiene, and non-compliance to treatment, many patients are landing in complications that require surgical intervention.”