On March 7, International Women’s Day, Pakistan Red Crescent-Sindh Chairman Mrs. Shahnaz S. Hamid received the Lifetime Achievement Award. To mark International women’s day, PRCS-Sindh with the collaboration of the Association of Business, Professional, and Agricultural Women (ABP&AW) organized a Free Medical Camp at Malir, Karachi.
On the occasion, Chairman PRCS-Sindh thanked the ABP&AW for presenting Lifetime Achievement Award and for cooperating with PRCS Sindh in organizing this free medical camp. “It is a great responsibility that I have been made the head of this leading humanitarian organization to serve the poor and deserving people of our society,” said Shahnaz S. Hamid. “Providing medical facilities to the poor and vulnerable is a very satisfying feeling,” she added. Chairperson uttered that the Red Crescent has been serving the most vulnerable since 1947, without any discrimination of nationality, race, religious beliefs, class, or political opinions, and hoped that it would continue this tradition and duty in the future by making the best use of its resources.
At the free medical camp, a team of PRCS-Sindh general practitioners examined hundreds of patients and provided free medicine. Doctors at the medical camp said that many people were suffering from chest problems due to the change in the weather, and after a detailed examination, they were given the best medicine for a speedy recovery. In addition, hygiene kits were distributed. Awareness sessions on community-based hygiene and first aid were also conducted for local people.
Mrs. Shamim Kazmi National President, ABP&AW commended the humanitarian activities of PRCS-Sindh for alleviating the suffering of the most vulnerable. She said that ABP&AW has two main objectives which are to achieve high standards of professionalism in respective Fields of service and to encourage women from all fields of endeavor to realize and accept their responsibility to the local. “Our association will continue to work with PRCS-Sindh in the future,” she added.
Kanwar Waseem, Provincial Secretary, staff and volunteers of PRCS Sindh attended the event.