Medical Social Services Project
Country of Operation
- Mayo Hospital, King Edwards Medical UniversityNot-for-profit
- King Edwards Medical UniversityNot-for-profit
- Provincial Health DepartmentGovernment
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
SummaryMedical Social Services Project at Mayo Hospital Lahore is designed to help individual medical patients receive timely medical treatment in a manner that also addresses the social aspects of the disease.
Goal of Medical Social Services Project is to help an individual in getting medical treatment. In this project, a Medical Social Officer records the case history of a patient. The officer familiarizes themselves with the social aspects of the disease through applying professional knowledge. They guide doctors while prescribing the treatment. The officer will provide financial assistance/medecine to an individual through charity.
Key program components
The project is implemented through dedicated medico-social officers (in collaboration with concerned doctors) who assess the financial and psychological conditions of the individual patients. Once the need is determined, support is provided in the form of subsidized medical treatment and provision of medicines and other financial support mechanisms. The crux of the project is the linkage which is developed between the doctor and the patient through the medical social officers. Such an association is ultimately helpful in ensuring that the patient receives proper treatment during the visit and follows through with the appropriate rehabilitation procedures. The project operates by mobilizing philanthropic resources made available through a government charity (Pakistan Baitul Mal, Zakat organizations) as well as private philanthropy.