In the interest of better community health, Darul Ihsan Centre - through its Muslim Empowerment Fund (MEF) - hosted its second ‘Clinic & Wellness Day’ at the Rahmaniyya Masjid in Unit 2, Chatsworth on Sunday, 16 October 2016.
The primary focus of this project is to provide general health check-ups and treatment for those who may not be able to commute to, access or afford such services in their respective areas.
In particular, senior citizens and children of the area were targeted.
Two doctors, four pharmacists, an optician, a chiropractor, four nurses and others volunteered their services and assistance at no cost. A well-stocked dispensary was also set up. Many Ulama and staff members of Darul Ihsan Centre coordinated the programme and assisted for all allied duties.
The clinic day began at 9:00am with the registration of about 150 adult female and male patients. All patients - including many children who accompanied their parents and grand-parents - were first screened followed by check-ups starting with nebuliser tests, blood sugar level checks, blood pressure tests, etc.
All patients went through thorough eye and medical examinations. Free medication was administered where required. Prescriptions were also handed to patients requiring specific attention at public health facilities.
Refreshments, fruit and hot-packed lunches were provided for all and - as a token for attending the clinic day - each examined patient was handed a ‘gift-pack.’
The covered courtyard of the Rahmaniyya Masjid was perfect for use as a reception, registration and waiting area. Other rooms allied to the Masjid were used for medical services rendered.
The Madrassah at the Masjid caters for about 150 children.
Many of the attending patients were overwhelmed by and expressed their appreciation of the ‘Clinic & Wellness Day’ organised by the Muslim Empowerment Fund.
A senior member of the Rahmaniyya Masjid, Brother Yacoob Moola, and the Imam, Maulana Mohamed Smith, expressed their deep felt appreciation at the Muslim Empowerment Fund’s initiative in what they expressed as a ‘first’ and only such initiative in the area – particularly in view of the area being one of extremely low resources.
Darul Ihsan Centre place on record their sincere thanks to all who contributed, assisted and made dua for this noble effort. In particular, the Centre appreciates and sincerely thanks the entire medical team and all other volunteers for the fruition and success of this project.
Muslim Empowerment Fund
Darul Ihsan Centre