Rural Health Centre (RHC) Building (project handover)

Project Rural Health Centre (RHC) Building (project handover)
Objectives

To increase the ability of the Rural Health Centre (RHC) in providing better and more comprehensive services for the local community

Project Partners The people and government of Malaysia
Activities

Refurbish and extend the Rural Health Centre (RHC) Building

Locations Mirpurkhas, Sindh
Period August 2012 – January 2013
Accomplishments

• The restoration of the Rural Health Centre (RHC) was completed in January 2013 • The Rural Health Centre (RHC) provides full services to the community: • 2 consultation rooms for male and female • 1 treatment room, • 1 dental room • 1 EPI room meeting and storage facilities • This service benefitted 30,000 beneficiaries

Background
Pakistan was hit by massive floods, a result of torrential rains in
2010 and 2011 due to the southwest monsoon. The second flood
in 2011 which hit Sindh province affected a total of 9.27million
people and caused 520 deaths.

MERCY Malaysia’s efforts
After Pakistan was hit by the massive floods due to torrential rains
in 2010 and again in 2011, MERCY Malaysia decided to refurbish
and extend the Rural Health Centre (RHC) building at Tando Jan
Muhammad in Mirpurkhas with the help of the government of
Malaysia through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
The centre, the refurbishment of which took a total of 5 months,
offers free medical aid for a range of services which includes
maternity, accident and trauma care, circumcision, expanded
immunisation programmes (EPI), Tuberculosis consultation
and treatment, and outpatient and primary healthcare. The
reconstructed Rural Health Centre is now able to offer 24-hour
services, as medical staff members are now being housed at the
new staff quarters.
The RHC was handed over to the local authorities on 30 May
2013 by H.E. Abu Bakar bin Mamat, the Consulate General of
Malaysia to Karachi.