Hepatitis Awareness Programs
The Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is often a silent killer. It can cause both acute and chronic liver disease.
Lifesmiles conducts different awareness campaigns in different areas of Pakistan to bring about an awakening in the minds of people regarding the causes and symptoms of HCV and to highlight the effects of HCV on the liver and human body and to provide basic knowledge to the people about HCV. We have conducted 25 awareness campaigns so far in different cities of Pakistan and reach to over 11,220 people.
Free Medical Camps
We conduct free medical camps in different areas to provide free medicine for general diseases. We have conducted 18 free medical camps so far in different areas of Pakistan and free consultation and free medicine have been provided to 11,220 patients.
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Hepatitis Screening Camps
We conduct free hepatitis screening camps and screen people for HCV virus using HCV rapid test technique. We have conducted 18 free screening medical camps so far in different areas. Around 85% of the patients were unaware about their disease. Below are the details.
|No of Patients Screened||No of HCV Patients||No of Patients being treated||No of Patients to be treated|
We conducts free confirmatory tests for poor patients infected with HCV virus using updated equipment installed at our partner labs. Quantitative PCR and LFT tests for viral hepatitis are being conducted free of cost for poor patients.
Free HCV Treatment
We provide free treatment to HCV patients Per patient cost of treatment of HCV patient is Rs.50,000 for 6 months treatment but we are trying to provide free treatment to poor patients as maximum as we can while facilitate others patients to get their testing and treatment done at a minimum cost of Rs. 12,000.
|PCR Quantitative||Genotype||Medicine||Total Cost PKR (Per Patient)|
The Medicine Bank of Lifesmiles is providing free medicines to the poor patients. These medicines include treatment for general diseases the cost of which cannot be bear by the poor class of our society. Therefore by the generous donation of the kind hearted people, it has become possible to treat the poor ailing humanity suffering from HCV and other general diseases.
Details of Medical Camps
We have conducted 18 free medical camps so far, below are the area wise details.
|Date||Area||City||Free Consultation-Genral Deseases||Total Patients Screened for HCV||HCV Positive Patients|
|14, 15 May 2016||Darya Khan||Bhakkar||1600||160||30|
|12,13 Nov 2016||Lundi Nasheb||Bhakkar||1500||175||63|
|1-Aug-17||Dar ul Falah||Rawalpindi||150||30||6|
|11, 12 Feb 2017||Darya Khan||Bhakkar||2000||150||41|
|18,19 Mar 2017||Phool Nagar||Lahore||500||290||170|
|08,09 Apr 2017||Darya Khan||Bhakkar||1600||200||40|