The MHC has been fabricated on a 4.4L ISUZU truck comprising of four cabins that include a doctor’s examination room, pharmacy and a laboratory. Doctors are selected and trained from the local area and provided additional benefits for performing functions over an extended time period. The Mobile Dispensary visits remote areas not covered by formal public or private health care providers based on a regular schedule.
MHC has been operational in a rural Union Council of Matta, district Kasur, where it has successfully been providing primary healthcare services to a population of over 27,000 people. In addition to providing basic primary healthcare, this initiative focuses on maternal, neonatal and child healthcare services. Mothers and children are the main beneficiaries of this initiative. Its major services include completely free general OPD, MNCH services, medicines, micronutrients, lab investigations and ultrasonography.
The MHC model has been acknowledged as a functional system of health market innovation, which is pro-poor, accessible and cost effective while addressing the coverage and service delivery gap of primary healthcare services for the poor and disadvantaged.