Will continue welfare measures: Chairman Mehraj-ud-Din Buja
Srinagar, June 30: Continuing with its welfare measures, Gousia Shafakhana & Diagnostic Centre, running under the aegis of Idhara Auqaf Gousia, held a free medical camp here on Sunday.
Chairman Idhara Auqaf Gousia, Sarai Payeen, Maharaja Bazar, Chowdhary Mehraj-ud-Din Buja on the occasion said that more than 3500 tests were conducted against some 1100 registered applications, during the day-long programme.
Buoyed with the response, Buja said: “People have been very receptive to the camp and the Idhara will continue with its welfare measures in future as well.”
Stating that it was a “good sign” for Muslims, Buja said that “even Yatra pilgrims and their dignitaries, putting up in a nearby Hanuman temple, also visited the venue to get their tests done which is a good sign for the nation and Muslim Ummah.”
While talking about the upcoming programmes, Buja outlined that the Idhara will conduct medical camps for Hajj pilgrims very soon.
Buja said that the programmes are being organized for the larger benefit of the society. “Our programmes will be conducted not only in Kashmir but outside also. We will be conducting programmes in far-flung areas as well,” he said.
While detailing the future prospectus of the Idhara, Buja told GNS that they are mulling to establish a hospital in coming years.
“The hospital will be laced with high-tech equipment that will cater to the demands of tertiary care in the Valley,” he said.
It is pertinent to mention here that Gousia Shifakhana & Diagnostic Centre, established in February 2010 as a small venture, continues to grow in stature while reaching out to more and more people with each passing year.
It started with manual X-Ray plant and USG followed by a manual laboratory and in 2011 was installed with Digital X-ray plant, fully automated biochemistry, immunology and hematology analyzers.
In a bid to reach more and more people and to increase the parameters of the analysis and investigations, the Centre has recently upgraded the machinery by installing Colour Doppler, Echocardiography.
Besides providing medical facilities to the poor and downtrodden people of the society, the Centre also provides internship programmes to aspiring lab technicians. It also aims to start other high-tech demanding diagnosis including Endoscopy, CT Scan, MRI, to provide to BPL families with less than 70% rates as compared to other diagnostic centres.
In the field of pathology, the Centre is planning to start histopathology, cytology and bone marrow aspiration studies while a 24×7 ambulance service for door to door sample collection especially for old and terminally ill patients is also under consideration.