INFAQ Community Health Centre – ICHC

ICHC was established in 2001 to provide healthcare services to students of CDSS projects and their families. It has now grown into a fully-functional primary healthcare centre, catering to the needs of the surrounding population. The Centre provides consultation/medical check-up by professionally qualified and experienced doctors, medicines, basic lab tests, tuberculosis treatment, immunization, and eye treatment in collaboration with Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust (LRBT). Around 300 patients visit the ICHC daily who avail these services for a token fee of Rs. 10.

Objectives

The main objectives of ICHC are to:

  • Provide basic healthcare to the communities surrounding CDSS compound.
  • Secure the ailing from the numerous mal-practicing quacks operating in the locality, by providing primary healthcare at a token fee of Rs. 10 only. The average cost (including free medicines) per patient visit is nearly Rs. 1,600.
  • Increase awareness amongst the patients regarding general principles of health & hygiene.

Management

The staff at the ICHC consists of a team of healthcare professionals and support staff headed by the CMO.  The staff strength at the ICHC is of 4 doctors, 5 nursing staff, 2 pharmacy staff, 2 registration assistants, 1 lab technologist, 2 maids, 2 OPD attendants and 2 janitors. In addition, 3 community councilors are also engaged to educate the patients as regards diet and hygiene.

Facilities/Services

  • Consultation/medical check-up by professionally qualified and experienced doctors.
  • Patent medicines.
  • Basic lab tests.
  • Treatment of TB.
  • Immunization.
  • Eye clinic in collaboration with Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust (LRBT).
  • Referral arrangement with other charity and government run hospitals (Indus Hospital, Civil Hospital, Jinnah Hospital, LRBT, etc.).
  • Free medical camps.

 

Beneficiaries & Charges

  • On average around 300 patients (7,500 patients per month) report to ICHC on daily basis.
  • A dignity fee of Rs. 10 is charged by ICHC for all the services.

Annual cost per patient

Budget Head Budget 2012-13 Cost per patient per month Cost per patient per annum
Capital expenditure 307,680 3 41
Medicines & Lab consumables 3,976,172 44 530
Personnel cost 5,970,000 66 796
Other overhead expenses 1,916,271 21 256
Total 12,170,123 135 1,623

The above figures have been calculated on the basis of 7,500 patients per year and 90,000 per annum.

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