The health sector in Pakistan has always been a problematic chapter of our country. Many governments came and left but the situation in the health sector remained the same. Most of our population in Pakistan is living without basic health facilities. Many rural areas are deprived of hospitals and doctors to get the basic and necessary aid. There are some government hospitals that do not have needed facilities or staff. People wait for hours in queues for their turn to get a checkup from the doctor. And sometimes there is not even a doctor at the hospital, people get the medicines from compounders.
These issues mostly prevail in rural areas or in small cities. The situation got better in big cities like Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, and Multan. The reason that things are better in big cities is the private hospitals. There are many private hospitals and clinics in big cities so people have many options to go for treatment. The difference between public and private hospitals is the cost and quality of treatment.
Private hospitals provide quality treatment and have up-to-the-mark facilities and infrastructure. But the issue is affordability, most of our people cannot afford the treatment from private hospitals. But to resolve this issue there are some private hospitals in Pakistan which are working for people’s welfare like Multan’s Mukhtar A. Sheikh Hospital in Multan (MASH). Let’s see what services they provide which set them apart from other private hospitals in Pakistan.
The hospital has an exceptional state-of-the-art 500-bedded building with cutting-edge technologies. It has wide and spacious rooms and wards to keep patients comfortable. The cleanliness of the hospital is exemplary and patients themselves say that no other hospital is cleaner than MASH. They have the most modern and latest technology for tests and diagnostics.
Highly qualified doctors
MASH is one of those hospitals that has the most qualified and experienced staff in Multan. They have foreign qualified and trained doctors and specialists. They have the country’s top doctors and surgeons like Dr. Aneela Darbar, the well-known neurosurgeon. She serves in Mukhtar A. Sheikh Hospital along with other famous surgeons. Their doctors treat patients in the most professional manner, they are experienced enough to deal with every kind of condition.
The doctors make patients comfortable with them so that a relationship of trust can build up between patient and doctor. Doctors are the face of any hospital and people trust doctors with their health. MASH understands this and that is why they hire the most qualified and trusted doctors to give their patients the best treatment possible.
Awareness sessions on social media and FM radio
One of the features of Mukhtar A. Sheikh Hospital which makes them stand out is its regular awareness sessions on social media. Their doctors post health talks on media platforms on different topics every week and come live on FM radio to share how a disease can be prevented and how Mukhtar A. Sheikh Hospital is providing the service regarding the particular disease.
We are living in a digital era and people get all their information from social media. So it is very important to post engaging content on social media and deliver information to people using social media. When a doctor himself appears in a video and tells people about any disease and its prevention, people trust that information and think of it as a credible source as it directly came from a doctor. Their weekly live sessions on FM radio help people listen to useful information during driving or doing work in their workplaces. These videos and sessions are very helpful for people and play a very vital role in building trust among patients.
Mental health clinic
MASH just does not care about people’s physical health but also provides treatment for mental health. They have a whole separate building and set up for their mental health clinic called spring clinic. Spring clinic has qualified clinical psychologists, therapists, and psychiatrists to treat people of every age. They treat children with speech issues; they have qualified speech therapists for that. And They give behavioral and developmental therapies to children with autism.
They also treat women during and after their pregnancy which is very necessary for women. They treat children after cochlear implant surgery. The children go through a significant change after the surgery and they need the right guidance for this. Therapists at the spring clinic help them during this process.