KARACHI: Indus Hospital will launch Pakistan’s first ‘Boat-clinic’ tomorrow.
This is likely to be a big step for people living in the rural areas who do not have access to clinics, and have to travel across the river to get a patient treated in the hospitals.
The boat clinic will have the primary health care, and lab tests’ facilities, which will be available ‘free of cost’ for the patients.
This clinic will be launched on three different locations. Head of the Indus Hospital, Dr. Abdul Bari while talking to ARY news said that they are starting the clinic in southern Punjab’s Rajanpur area.
“Around 0.15 million people live in the area with 63% female and 47% male population. They have to travel miles to access the primary health care facilities,” Bari said.
“For now we are launching 3 such units which will increase to 8 boat clinics by the end of this year,” he added.