Participation in Daily Jang-PPAT Free Medical Camp & Awareness Workshop

Sunny Trust was invited by the Daily Jang Religious Wing to participate in the Pakistan Public Aid Trust & Daily Jang Religious Wing third annual joint Free Medical Camp organized under the patronage of renowned social worker Nasir Abbas Tarar at Dera Wahabka Chot Dheran, Mandi Bahauddin in October 2014. The camp held at the Gabriel College, Mandi Bahauddin covered complete eye test and operation, sugar and cholesterol test, liver and stomach examination-cum-test, paralysis including facial paralysis (laqwa) treatment & therapy, Hepatitis A diagnosis & treatment, cardiac diagnosis, drug addiction & mental disorder treatment and rehab, surgery for children’s cut lips and pallets (taloo) and other physical check-ups. According to the invitation letter, besides awareness raising workshop on different diseases the 2013 camp had revealed there were countless hepatitis patients in the District. Hence Sunny Trust was invited to participate in the camp and undertake screening and deliver lecture/presentation in a workshop concerning hepatitis C, HIV, AIDs and drug addiction.


Sunny Trust set up a day-long prominent stall at the camp on October 25, 2014 with informative and awareness raising posters and brochures and our male/female staff to attend the visiting public, besides three-step screening counter. At the entry point particulars were filled and vitals like BP, pulse and weight taken. In the second step, Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST) was applied on drug users. In the third stage Brief Screening was completed and recommendations given. A total of 36 patients were screened, of whom 9 were drug addicts and the rest had mental health issues. Some 30 family members also took information along with their patients.


Doctors from the adjacent eye camp, general physicians, media representatives, local lawyers, and public representatives along with organizers of the camp visited the Sunny Trust stall and held detail discussion on drug abuse problem and treatment protocols.


An awareness workshop was held on the occasion, where Chairman Sunny Trust Dr. Munawar Fayyaz Sunny addressed a gathering of around 900 men, women and youth from the local communities on different aspects of drug abuse problem in Pakistan, drug prevention and drug addiction treatment and rehabilitation. Appreciating such periodic camps to serve communities and raise mass awareness, Dr. Sunny apprised the audience of the contribution of Sunny Trust in drug abuse prevention, treatment and rehabilitation and offered Sunny Trust support and cooperation in the war against drug menace.


Dr. Sunny joined other notable guests in removing eye bandages of the patients who were successfully operated at the free eye camp. At the end of the program the organizers presented Sunny Trust staff with shields (recipients: Dr. Sunny, Ms. Asiya, Ms. Mehwish, Ms. Mobeen & Mr. Tahir) and certificates (Ms. Saman Sunny and Ms. Saima Sagheer) in recognition of their contribution in the areas of drug abuse, hepatitis C, HIV, AIDs and mental health at the free medical camp.