THE THIRD HOPES HEALTH EXPO
The third edition of HOPES Health Expo was organized at Expo center Karachi by the students of Karachi Medical and Dental College and was attended by around 25,000 people from all over the city. The event offered free consultation and awareness sessions on 20+ medical and dental specialties by trained volunteers from renowned institutes. Over 20 types of free screenings were offered in collaboration with some of Pakistan’s notable institutes such as Ankleseria Hospital, Kazim Trust, Canada Medical Group Pakistan, Help International Welfare Trust etc. A First Aid Training workshop was organized in collaboration with Pakistan Red Crescent Society on both days of the expo along with a workshop on Root Canal Treatment by Dr. Fahad Umer from AKU on the second day. Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation DUHS, and the Psychiatry clinical stall won the best stall awards in their respective categories for being the most informative and audience engaging stalls over all.
There were fun games and activities for every age group. Towards the end of the second day, Hashmani’s Hospital awarded 2 free LASIK treatments to the expo participants via Lucky Draw whereas Polani Travels offered 3 free return tickets to Dubai.
The event was attended by Transportation and Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah, Senator Haseeb Ullah, Dr. Farooq Sattar, celebrity entertainer Ali Gul Pir, journalist Mazhar Abbas, sports journalist Danish Anis, actress Nimra Khan and social media celebrities Karachi Vynz. The guests recognized and appreciated the efforts of HOPES and pledged to help and carry the mission of making healthcare free and accessible for all