LAHORE | A non-governmental organization (NGO) Seeds of Peace set up a medical camp at the Trust School in Green Town, Lahore in collaboration with the Trust for Education and Development of Deserving Students on Saturday.
Around 300 people were treated at the medical camp during the day.
The medical camp, which provided free medical checkup, was set up under the ‘Change Maker’ program by Seeds of Peace.
The program aims at encouraging young people to plan and execute community development projects. Through this program, these “young leaders” are provided with opportunities to interact with different people and offer solutions for community welfare.
The medical camp provided free tests for diabetes, calcium and cholesterol and also offered counseling by general physicians. Four specialists also volunteered for the medical camp including a gynecologist.
Dr Mahak Mansoor, a volunteer at the camp said that most of the patients visiting the camp were women seeking gynaecological counselling.
Mansoor said that it is very important to counsel women belonging to impoverished areas, about reproductive health.
Mansoor, who works at the Mayo Hospital, said programs like ‘Change Maker’ are helpful in incorporating the sense of social responsibility among our youth.
The volunteers at the camp included 15 members of Seeds of Peace, along with 10 students from various educational institutes across Lahore including Beaconhouse School System, Crescent Model School and FC College.
Before the medical camp was set up, the volunteers put up banners and distributed leaflets in the surrounding areas, to create awareness about hygiene.
Awareness lectures in Urdu and Punjabi were delivered at the camp by the young volunteers of Seeds of Peace.
Rana Tauqeer Hassan, a student at the Punjab Group of Colleges, told The Express Tribune that the medical camp aimed at creating awareness among people belonging to the under-privileged areas of the city.
Hassan said that people who visited the camp were encouraged to maintain personal hygiene and were given medical counseling by doctors.
“The aim behind such activities is to set an example for young people in the country to contribute positively to the society,” said Hassan.