A mosque in Hyderabad has opened its door for health services to cater to around 1.5 lakh people, mostly from the underprivileged section, reported The Times of India.
Masjid-e-Ishaq, located at NS Kunta, will operate as a community health centre that would provide information about the facilities in 30-plus government hospitals in the city. The Centre will also have a network of 100 volunteers who would treat patients for free, reported TOI.
The health centre will run in collaboration with a city-based NGO Helping Hand Foundation (HHF).
“Unlike mohalla clinics, the mosque centre can facilitate treatment of patients suffering from simple ailments like cold to major health concerns like cancer. We are looking at end-to-end solutions to meet comprehensive health needs of the underprivileged.”Mujtaba Hasan Askarai, HHF trustee, to TOI
Maulana Faiq Khan, the Khatib of the Majid-e-Ishaq, told TOI that the health centre would also conduct health awareness programs for pregnant women, ensure vaccination compliance for the children in the area, hold periodic screening to educate people about different diseases.
Besides NS Kunta, residents of Achireddy Nagar, Vatapally, Chasma, Mustafanagar, Pahadi Guntal Shah Baba, Tekri Biryani Shah, Teegal Kunta, Jahanuma, Tadbun and Fatimanagar will also be able to enjoy the benefits of the health centre.