71 year-old Zeenat Hafiz was suffering from severe eye pain when she boarded a mini-bus on the outskirts of Rawalpindi. She had heard about the Zohra Foundation medical camp, and was desperate.
Zeenat lives in a village where there is a severe lack of healthcare facilities. In medical emergencies, she’s forced travel to the nearest hospital. But her means are so limited, she can barely afford the cost of the journey, let alone the high cost of hospital treatment.
When Zeenat came to us she was suffering from sever eye-pain. Our specialist doctors found that she had a corneal ulcer, caused by a fungal infection. We were able to treat Zeenat’s ulcer, and provide her with a course of medications to clear the infection.
Zeenat is no longer suffering from eye-pain, but the conditions in which she lives make her vulnerable to poor health. Thriving on a meager diet has weakened Zeenat’s immune system. She’ll be at risk this winter when the colds set in.