World Diabetes Day 2021, Medical Camp for Diabetes, Hypertension & Cholesterol held at Gagri, Sihala Islamabad

In connection with World Diabetes Day 2021, SACHET-Pakistan in collaboration with Alliance for Diabetes and Liver Diseases (ADLD), Islamabad organized a one-day free medical screening camp for diabetes, cholesterol and hypertension at SACHET Clinic Gagri, Japan Road, Sihala Islamabad on Sunday, 14th November 2021.
World Diabetes Day is the global awareness campaign focusing on diabetes mellitus and is observed on 14th November every year. World Diabetes Day was launched in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the rapid rise of diabetes around the world. Every year World Diabetes Day focuses on a theme related to diabetes, different factors that influence the risk of diabetes and its complications; The theme for World Diabetes Day-2021 is “Access to Diabetes Care; If Not Now, When?”
The objectives of organizing the free medical camp were:
1. To provide free and high-quality medical services; overall physical examinations, free diagnostic tests and health check-ups for the underprivileged population of rural Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
2. To bring awareness among the disadvantaged population of the district Islamabad and Rawalpindi on Diabetes related complications and who have no access to basic healthcare services or knowledge about the diseases they are suffering from.

At 9:30 am the medical team of Alliance for Diabetes and Liver Diseases (ADLD), Islamabad (see Annex I) headed by Prof. Dr. Saleem Qureshi and Dr. Mussarat Iqbal arrived at SACHET Clinic Gagri. The timing of camp was from 9:45 am to 1:00 pm. SACHET’s team mobilized the local community at Gagri and its surrounding areas by distributing handbills, installing banners and streamers, and announcements in Mosques. The registration process began at 9:45 am. Desks/counters were installed and designated for different screening lab tests such as Blood Pressure (BP), BSR (Blood Sugar Random), Cholesterol, Uric Acid, Hepatitis A, B & C, Bone Mineral Density (BMD), Bio-thesio, Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), and Body Mass Index (BMI). The local community representatives including young Volunteers (boys and girls) shouldered administrative arrangements for the successful operations of the camp.

Newly appointed President, SACHET-Pakistan Ms. Ayesha Khan, visited the camp and appreciated the efforts of the organizing team of SACHET and ADLDI. Mr. Muhammad Faheem, Chief Executive Director SACHET and Dr. Rehana Hidayat briefed Ms. Ayesha Khan about the services provided during the camp at SACHET-Clinic Gagri. Community members including men, women and children showed up for the camp including community members of Gagri and its adjacent communities including Lohi Bheer, Bhandar, Khurd, Pind Malkan, Pind Gagri, Dhok Darziyan, Gagri Niaziyan, Hard-o-Gahr, Rawat, Jhandala, Dhok Khardiri, Darvala, Sihala, Dhok Awan, Noori Syedan, Ghanghota Syedan, Morgah, and Partha visited the Free Medical Camp. Security was ensured by formally informing the SHO of Police Station Sihala.

At the free medical camp, the experts of Alliance for Diabetes and Liver Diseases, Islamabad delivered the following on-spot free services to the patients:
1. Blood Pressure.
2. Blood Sugar Random test (BSR).
3. Uric Acid test (A uric acid is a tool of screening for most of purine metabolic disorders. High uric acid level may eventually lead to permanent bone joint and tissue damage, kidney and heart disease).
4. Cholesterol test.
5. Hepatitis A, B, & C test.
6. Bone Mineral Density (BMD is the process to measure calcium and other types of minerals in an area of the bones. The BMD helps healthcare provider detect osteoporosis and predict the risk of bone fractures).
7. Bio-tensiometery test (A process to measure the threshold for perception of vibration sense which is used for assessing peripheral, neuropathies as seen in diabetic patients).
8. Body Mass Index (BMI is a person weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters, a high BMI can indicate high body fatness. BMI screening for weight categorized that may lead to health problems).
9. Haemoglobin A1c test (HbA1c measures the amount of blood sugar attach to haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is the part of the red blood cells that carries oxygen from lungs to the rest of the body).
10. Awareness lectures for diabetic and non-diabetic patients, topic includes management and prevention of diabetes and a diet plan for diabetic patients.

Summary of patients received treatment during the camp

Sr. No Description Qty/Number
1 Total Patients treated 153
2 Total Male patients 51
3 Male patients (50 & above) 16
4 Male patients (31 to 49) 27
5 Male patients (30 & below) 8
6 Total female patients 102
7 Female patients (50 & above) 29
8 Female patients (31 to 49) 46
9 Female patients (30 & below) 27

Summary of test conducting during the free medical camp

Sr. No Name of Medical Tests Number
1 Blood pressure 153
2 Blood Sugar Random (BSR) 153
3 Uric Acid 129
4 Cholesterol 109
5 Bones Mineral Density (BMD) 138
6 Body Mass Index (BMI) 153
7 Bio-thesiometery 76
8 Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) 14

Medical camps are crucial, in a way that health examinations and tests at the early stages of the illness can help to cure it faster and save a life before it can cause any damage. One can live longer and healthier only when the individual gets the right kind of health check-up, screening, and treatments. Even the most basic check-ups can identify underlying illnesses. The provision of free medical camp is extremely helpful for the poor population who earn a meager income and cannot afford expensive healthcare services offered by hospitals or clinics. SACHET’s efforts were greatly appreciated by the populace of Gagri and the neighboring areas, who requested that such camps be hosted on a regular basis.

 


Free eye screening camp at Panyali Sayedan Rawalpindi, treated around 600 patients

On Thursday, 21st October 2021, SACHET-Pakistan held a one-day free eye screening camp at SACHET clinic Pinyali, Main Kahuta Road, Rawalpindi in conjunction with Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital, Rawalpindi. The aim of organizing the free eye camp was to provide free eye care to the under-served population in Islamabad and Rawalpindi districts. The registration process began at 8:45 am. Within the clinic building specific rooms were designated for Visual acuity test (Men and Women), Eye Specialist, Computerized eye sight check-up, and medicines. The local community representatives including young boys’ and girls’ students shouldered administrative arrangements for the successful running of the camp.

At the free eye camp, the medical team delivered the following free services to the patients:
1. Visual acuity test.
2. Objective Refractive error measurement through Auto-refractometer.
3. Preliminary Examination.
4. Refraction (The process to advice the vision spectacles number).
5. Final examination by a vision specialist
6. Free Medicines.
7. Vision correction spectacles.
8. Awareness lecture on “Special Eye Care”.
The Patients with complex problems or who needed Cataract or Pterygium surgeries were referred to Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital Rawalpindi for additional examination and treatment.

Summary of patients received treatment during the camp

Sr. No Description Number
1 Total Patients treated 598
2 Male patients (Adults) 184
3 Female patients (Adults) 365
4 Children (Girls) below 16 years 23
5 Children (Boys) below 16 years 26
6 No of patients received free medicines 126
7 No of patients received free spectacles 174
8 No of patients referred to Al-Shifa Hospital for free cataract surgery 35
9 No of patients referred to Al-Shifa Hospital for other than surgery 47

Summary of diagnosis during the eye camp

Total 598 patients were treated in the camp, on the basis of visual acuity test, some patients were referred to Eye Specialist or Kerometry examination.

The camp managed following cases:

Sr. No Diagnosis Number
1 Conjunctivitis 15
2 Corneal Opacity 8
3 Pterygium 13
4 Squint/Orthoptic Assessment 9
5 Glaucoma 3
6 Cataract Surgeries 35
7 Surgeries other than Cataract 47
8 General Screening 468
Number of total cases 598


Eye camp set up in Banigala, Islamabad treated 762 patients

SACHET-Pakistan organized a one-day free eye screening camp with the collaboration of Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital, Rawalpindi on Monday, 20th September 2021 at SACHET clinic Banigala, Mohra Noor, Islamabad. The eye camp was aimed at providing free Eye Care Services to the disadvantaged populace in the rural areas of Islamabad. Community members including men, women and children attended the camp including community members from Mohra Noor, Lakhwal, Nai Abadi, Kachi Abadi, Mughlan, Kuri Shehar, Rihara, Balagh, Malpur, Bhara Kahu, Shahzad Town, Dhok Jelani, Mohalla Malkan, Malik Abad, and Dhok Ilahi Baksh. Security was ensured by formally informing the SHO of Police Station Bhara Kahu, Islamabad.

The medical team provided following free services to the patients at the free eye camp:
1. Visual acuity test.
2. Objective Refractive error measurement through Auto-refractometer.
3. Preliminary Examination.
4. Refraction (The process to advice the vision spectacles number).
5. Final examination by Eye Specialist.
6. Free medicines.
7. Vision correction spectacles.
8. Awareness lecture on “Special Eye Care”.
The patients with complicated issues and for Cataract or Pterygium surgeries were referred to main hospital Rawalpindi for further investigation and treatment.

Summary of patients received treatment during the camp

Sr No Description Number
1 Total Patients treated 762
2 Male patients (Adults) 192
3 Female patients (Adults) 336
4 Children (Female) below 16 years 164
5 Children (Male) below 16 years 70
6 Patients received free medicines 284
7 Patients received free spectacles 196
8 Patients referred to Al-Shifa Eye Hospital for free cataract surgery 61
9 Patients referred to Al-Shifa Eye Hospital for other than surgery 73

Summary of diagnosis during the eye camp

S. No Diagnosis Number
1 Conjunctivitis 46
2 Corneal Opacity 13
3 Pterygium 35
4 Squint/Orthoptic Assessment 31
5 Glaucoma 4
6 Cataract Surgeries 26
7 Surgeries other than Cataract 73
8 General Screening 534
Number of total cases 762

The eye camp turned out to be highly effective in the early diagnosis of curable eye diseases in children, who can then be treated accordingly and prevent them from becoming handicapped later in life. The provision of eye services in such under-served areas has served as a great social endeavor and will serve as a goodwill tool among the local population of Islamabad region. The local populace of Banigala and its adjacent localities greatly appreciated the effort of SACHET and requested to hold frequent camps in future as well. Patients were grateful and satisfied with the team of Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital, Rawalpindi for providing quality care.


Over 450 patients received free treatment in one-day eye screening camp at Gagri, Sihala

SACHET-Pakistan organized a one-day free eye screening camp with the collaboration of Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital, Rawalpindi on Sunday, 12th September 2021 at SACHET clinic Gagri, Japan road, Sihala Islamabad.The eye camp was aimed at providing free Eye Care Services to the disadvantaged populace in the rural areas of Islamabad district. A huge number of community members including men, women and children showed up for the camp including community members from Lohi Bheer, Sawan Garden, Bhandar, Khurd, PWD, Naval Encourage, Pind Malkan, DHA, Pind Gagri, Dhok Darziyan, Gagri Niaziyan, Koral Town, Hard-o-Gahr, Rawat, Jhandala, Dhok Khardiri, Darvala, Sihala, Dhok Awan, Noori Syedan, Ghanghota Syedan, Morgah, and Partha.

Sr No Description Qty/Number
1 Total Patients treated 460
2 Male patients (Adults) 110
3 Female patients (Adults) 239
4 Children (Female) below 16 years 56
5 Children (Male) below 16 years 55

Summary of diagnosis during the eye camp

Total 460 patients were treated in OPD, on the basis of visual acuity test, some patients were referred to Eye Specialist or Kerometry examination. The camp managed following cases:

S. No Diagnosis Number
1 Conjunctivitis 45
2 Corneal Opacity 15
3 Pterygium 20
4 Squint/Orthoptic Assessment 10
5 Glaucoma 6
6 Cataract Surgeries 29
7 General screening 335
Number of total cases 460

 

 

The local community of Gagri and its adjacent localities appreciated the effort of SACHET and requested to hold frequent camps in future as well. Patients were grateful and satisfied with the team of Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital, Rawalpindi for providing quality care. The community also prayed for the speedy recovery of Dr. A.Q. Khan’s NI, Bar, HI, President SACHET.


Alumni re-union held at SACHET School of Languages with Dr. A.Q.Khan, NI & Bar, HI

SACHET School of Languages (SSL) organized its first annual alumni re-union on Tuesday, 31st December 2019 at SSL Auditorium, Al-Babar Center F-8 Markaz Islamabad. Over 70 alumni and guests participated to celebrate the evening. It was a fantastic opportunity for the students and teachers to meet chief guest Dr. A. Q. Khan NI & Bar, HI (Founder and President of SACHET-Pakistan) and to reconnect with instructors, friends and classmates.
Around 70 participants including Lt. General (R) Dr. Riaz Ahmad Chowhan (Member, BoD SACHET), Mr. Ahmad Khan (Former Federal Secretary), Mr. Muhammad Faheem (Chief Executive Director, SACHET), Amin Muhammad (ED, SACHET) Dr. Saeed Mustafa, Raja Arshad Abbasi, current students and team members of SACHET-Pakistan were present at the occasion.
The event was formally started with recitation of Holy Quran by Mr. Shayan Zaman (Volunteer) followed by a welcome note by Mr. Amin Muhammad (ED, SACHET). He briefly introduced about the activities of SSL and profiles of instructors with the Chief Guest. After that Mr. Amin requested Prof. Rashid Mahmood (Lead Instructor for IELTS & Spoken English) to share his views with the Chief Guest and honorable guests.
Prof. Rashid Mahmood mentioned that “We have been fortunate to have Dr. A.Q. Khan as our Guest of the day. His philanthropic achievements and his contribution to our country is not a secret to anyone. This evening is particularly very important for me because of two reasons; firstly, this last day of the year 2019 provided me the opportunity to pause and reflect on the targets and goals that I have set for myself in the beginning of the passing year, and re-adjust my future plans accordingly. Secondly, this evening is going to be memorable for me and the credit goes to SACHET. It has given me the great respect, a teacher longs for. I couldn’t have met our Quaid “Muhammad Ali Jinnah” due to the simple fact that I wasn’t born in his era, but SACHET blessed me with this chance to meet my second Quaid “The benefactor of Pakistan, the savior of our Nation, my hero Dr. A.Q. Khan”. It is a great honor celebrating a new year with him. Thank you Dr. A.Q. Khan and Thank you SACHET.”
After that Mr. Fahad Irshad (IELTS Student) came on stage and said “SACHET School of Languages gave me an opportunity to live a student life once again after 10 years of hectic job routine. I am very thankful to my instructor Prof. Rashid Mahmood; he taught us very devotedly and loyally. I feel blessed to celebrate the New Year with the legend of Pakistan Dr. A.Q. Khan. Thank you.”
Mr. Amin Muhammad requested Honorable Chief Guest, Dr. A.Q. Khan NI & Bar HI, along with Lt. Gen Dr. Riaz Ahmed Chowhan, Mr. Muhammad Faheem and Mr. Ahmed Khan to cut the cake and present the flower bouquets to the Instructors of SSL. Dr. A.Q. Khan presented the flower bouquets to the instructors and shared his views with the participants. “SACHET School of Languages is serving the community through arming the students with the skills of Modern Languages. It is very encouraging to see that as many as 200 students have graduated from SACHET School of Languages in such a small period of time. I truly understand the importance of learning these modern languages as myself worked very hard in learning some of the European languages i-e. English, German, French and Dutch and have benefited a lot by the means.”
After the remarks of Dr. A.Q. Khan NI and Bar HI, Mr. Muhammad Faheem thanked the Honorable Chief Guest, alumni, current students and other guests for celebrating the evening with SSL. Towards the end an exclusive refreshment was served with Dr. A.Q. Khan NI & Bar, HI including students, instructors, SACHET staff and others followed by a group photo.


Dr. A. Q. Khan, NI & Bar, HI distributed certificates among successful participants of vocational training course under Punjab Skills Development Fund Project

Islamabad, 26th March (SACHET Information Desk): SACHET organized a ceremony to handover course completion certificates on Tuesday, 26th March, 2019 at Dr. A.Q. Khan Auditorium of Pakistan Academy of Sciences Islamabad to as many as 82 women/girls of rural areas of District Rawalpindi.

The participants of the course successfully completed six months (Jan-June 2018) training in vocational trade of Beauty Care Services organized by SACHET-Pakistan under a project of Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF). The women focused training is being imparted with an aim to assist rural women to earn livelihood through skill enhancement and enable them to create linkages with market. The trainees were also given free books, uniforms and bags in addition to monthly stipend.

Renowned scientist, Dr. A.Q. Khan NI & Bar, HI, President and Founder of SACHET graced the certificates distribution ceremony as Chief Guest. Other participants of the ceremony included Members Board of Directors of SACHET, Representatives of Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Chairman Local Zakat Committee, Community Representatives of district Rawalpindi, Instructors of the training and senior management of SACHET.

The Chief Guest also inaugurated the exhibition of articles produced by the local women artisans of District Rawalpindi and District Khanewal.

It is pertinent to mention here besides executing a range of skill development training programs in diverse fields, Government of Punjab through their women development program intends to train as many as 2,750 women from the districts of Rawalpindi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Multan in different techniques in beauty care industry such as Grooming & Make-up Artist and beautician.


IELTS Preparatory Classes, SACHET School of languages

SACHET offers Spoken Language Courses at SACHET School of Languages (SSL), SACHET Training Center,  First Floor Al-Babar Center, F-8 Markaz Islamabad.

FOR INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION CALL ON 051-225 5053 (Mon-Fri) between 9-5 pm.

IELTS
IELTS has been considered an important requirement for higher education and immigration to different European countries like Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.
SSL offers IELTS preparatory classes for the students who want to appear in IELTS for scholarships abroad, exchange visits or aiming to apply for a work visa or spouse visa abroad. The IELTS test is for those who want to go to English speaking countries for their education, work experience or any other training program. The test focuses on basic to advance skills in broad vocabulary, accent, writing and reading respectively.
SACHET is official partner of British Council for IELTS Registration.

SPOKEN ENGLISH
Spoken English course at SSL is a platform to practice your English accent, learn all essential language skills that you may need to greet, eat, live, and get around in English speaking countries. It offers you a great and different learning environment to ensure that you speak English in a best way. The Spoken English course is purposefully designed for Pakistani learners to meet their specific linguistic needs.

BUSINESS ENGLISH
SSL’s Business English course is intended for middle and senior managers, executives and professionals who are already established and successful in their careers but who wish to improve their English language skills.
The course will enable them to improve their English language knowledge (grammar and field specific vocabulary) and professional communication skills for social networking, official meetings, business negotiations, telephonic conversations, proposals, presentations and reports.

SPOKEN CHINESE
The special course is designed to teach you to communicate effectively in Chinese in the contemporary contexts. You will expand your Chinese vocabulary, improve your ability to write and speak in Chinese. The course will introduce you to the basic language you will need to eat, live and get around in Mandarin/Chinese speaking countries.
By the end of this course you will learn basic Mandarin phrases and vocabulary for everyday life. The importance of proper ‘tones’ in Mandarin/Chinese, greater insight into Chinese culture and its influence on pop culture.

BUSINESS CHINESE
SSL’s Business Chinese course is envisioned for managers, executives and businessmen dealing regularly with Mandarin/Chinese speakers who wish to build rapport and strengthen relationships with government and non-government agencies working in China and other Mandarin speaking countries. This course is also useful for people planning to relocate to Mandarin speaking countries.
The Business Chinese lessons will enable them to improve their Chinese language knowledge (grammar and field specific vocabulary) and professional communication skills for social networking, official meetings, business negotiations, telephonic conversations, proposals, presentations and reports.


Over 300 Women Trained under Punjab Skill Development Fund till the end of June 2017

Under livelihood and training program, SACHET-Pakistan started skill development training courses for the girls of district Rawalpindi, Punjab with the support of Punjab Skill Development Fund (PSDF). The training course covered  two batches of 3 months each started on January 01, 2017 and ended on June 30, 2017. Over 300 women successfully completed TEVTA approved skill development training in trades of Textile Sales and Marketing, Fabric Quality Inspector,  Domestic Tailoring, Fabric Cutting Expert at SACHET Training Centers located at Japan Road Gagri, Kahuta Road Pinyali and F-8 Markaz Islamabad.

The overall objective of the project was to provide skills development training to unemployed women and girls and empower them to earn livelihood for themselves. These courses were part of Punjab government’s comprehensive program to train as many as 2,000 women in different skills in just three months. This female-focused training was provided in the rural and far-flung areas of the Punjab province with an aim to assist domestic women to earn livelihood in a respectable manner. The training courses were free of cost along with stipend of Rs.1500 per month for each student. Furthermore, SACHET Pakistan facilitated students by

providing free of cost uniforms, bags, training material, pick and drop facility and refreshment during the training.

 

Project Outcomes
• Trained more than 360 girls in different skills like fabric cutting, domestic tailoring, textile sales and marketing and Fabric quality inspection.
• Placement of trainees at relevant employers.
• Developed a Craft App: The data base of the trained persons has been maintained by PSDF and SACHET-Pakistan itself and shared with different employers’ online e-g. SNP Global.
• On successful completion of training course, students were awarded Certificates from Punjab Board of Technical Education.

 

 

 

 


SACHET Pathology Labs in collaboration with Islamabad Diagnostic Center started working at Pinyali and Gagri Centers

In view of increasing demand for lab facilities, SACHET-Pakistan in collaboration with Islamabad Diagnostic Center has started state of the art lab test collection centers at its Health Centers located at Kahuta Road, Pinyali and Japan Road, Gagri.

For more details call SACHET Gagri Center on 051-4485525 or Mobile No 0336-5231 705


“Skills for Market Linkage” Project launched in District Khanewal-April 2018

In April 2018, SACHET-Pakistan in collaboration with Punjab Skill Development Fund (PSDF) launched the scheme “Skills for Market Linkage” in district Khanewal  where 175 women are currently enrolled at three centers located in tehsil Mian Channu, Jahanian and Khanewal. Training program includes initial core skills training, business management module, project work followed by market linkages.

The main objective of this scheme “Skills for Market Linkage” is to provide demand-driven training to the rural women in garments sector (Adda Work) and create structured market linkage opportunities enabling them for participation in economic activities.

“Skills for Market Linkage” project envisions to achieve outcomes such as: 1) Businesses are set-up at village level to ensure market linkage with buyers. 2) Provision of tool-kits to ensure sustainable business outcomes. 3) Structured market linkage opportunities for rural females so they have sustainable income streams even after the program concludes.