ISLAMABAD, May 3 (APP):Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination and Economic Affairs Division in collaboration with Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has launched a pilot project of introducing mobile health clinics in selected districts of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

 Addressing the launching ceremony, Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Dr Zafar Mirza said the aim of the project was to bring decrease in national disease burden through provision of preventive, curative and referral services to over one million underserved population at six districts of Pakistan during the next five years.

He said the mobile medical units would provide services for eight hours a day to disseminate health education for essential diseases and basic diagnostic facility for early detection of prevalent diseases.

He said the facility would also provide basic laboratory services, emergency healthcare, primary and secondary healthcare for obstetric and child health, support treatment of chronic disease, basic minor surgical services in surgical mobile clinics and referral for diseases requiring tertiary healthcare services.

In the initiative, first batch of 15 mobile clinics are planned to be launched at six districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh.

The district of Pakhtunkhwa with Tribal districts are Kohistan, Shangla, Kohat, Lakki Marwat D.I.Khan, Kurram, Orakzai, Mohamand and districts of Sindh province are Mirpurkhas, Umarkot, Tharparker, Badin, Thata, and Sujawal.