Project information

Accident and Emergency Centre

The existing A&E unit in Chakswari Rural Health Centre (Mirpur) was set up approximately 50 years ago.we have been given a bigger room which will be refurbished and fully equipped new A&E Centre to meet the present day needs.

6 months

Charity information: Uspar (AJK) Health & Education Trust

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  • Need

    Need

    Insufficient amenities available to deal with emergency situations in this rural location. Current amenities are only available for 3 hours per day.

    Solution

    We aim to remedy this by providing an Accident and Emergency Service which local inhabitants can call on outside of normal hours.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide an accident and emergency service for the people living in Chakswari (AJK)

    Activities

    » To supply emergency medication and first aid equipment
    » Provide training for full time on call emergency medical technician
    » To pay for a standby ambulance which can be deployed at short notice.

    Success will be the complete provision of the medication and first aid equipment required every month along with providing an emergency medical technician and a standby amulance


  • Impact

    Impact

    We can deliver these changes in 6 months. The success will be demonstrated by the uptake of the service by local beneficiaries.

    Risk

    Medicine and equipment costs rising during the project. This risk has been overcome by having a fixed price tariff for medication and equipment with one of the nation's biggest suppliers.

    Current health center staff not engaging with our charity - we are working closely with current staff to ensure an effective and efficient service which caters for all.

    Reporting

    We send out newsletters and update our website with photographs of progress on our projects. We also have regular fundraising events at which we begin with feeding back on where the money is being used.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,000 Medicine Supplying the required medication and bandages etc
      £2,750 Equipment Supply of a new emergency bed, and ECG and other equipment
      £2,750 Standby Ambulance Funds to pay for a standby ambulance,fuel and maintenance
  • Background

    Location

    Village Chakswari,
    Mirpur district,
    Azad Jammu and Kashmir
    Pakistan

    Beneficiaries

    Residents of Chakswari Village, including women children and the elderly who are unable to travel to the the nearest accident and emergency service, located 40 miles away in an emergency.

    These people include refugees from the Pakistan/India/Kashmir and Afganistan border conflicts. These people often live in makeshift accommodation and rely on local services such as the health center.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our charity has been working in this region alleviating the inadequate health and education provision since July 2006. We have a long standing relationship withing the community and are committed to ensure that the money pledged goes entirely to this cause. To do this we keep our overheads to minimum and ensure that all accounts are reported accurately.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Mohammed Haroon

    Mohammed will be on the ground in Kashmir overseeing the project's delivery and ensuring that no money is used wastefully.

    Jahan Haroon

    Jahan works hard to raise money and ensure that all progress is reported back to donors and oversees the technical aspects of delivery from the UK.