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  • Writer's pictureKhaldoon Al-Moosawi

Mercy Hands Medical Center: A Beacon of Hope in Sadr City, Baghdad

In a momentous development for the people of Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq, the Iraqi Telemedicine Center, with invaluable support from the Mercy Hands organization, proudly opened the doors of the Mercy Hands Medical Center in September 2023. This charitable medical center aims to bridge the healthcare gap in this sprawling urban slum, providing access to high-quality medical services at nominal fees, making healthcare affordable for the less fortunate. Located in the northeastern part of Baghdad, Sadr City has long faced challenges in accessing essential healthcare services. The Mercy Hands Medical Center seeks to address this pressing need by offering a wide range of top-notch medical services, making a significant impact on the lives of the community it serves.

Mercy Hands Medical Center is a beacon of hope for the people of Sadr City, offering a comprehensive array of medical services designed to cater to the diverse healthcare needs of the population. Among the services provided are:

  1. Family Planning: The center offers family planning counseling and services, empowering individuals and families to make informed decisions about their reproductive health.

  2. Prenatal, Delivery, and Postnatal Care: Ensuring that expectant mothers receive the care they need throughout their pregnancy, during childbirth, and in the crucial postnatal period.

  3. Pediatrics: Specialized care for children, focusing on their growth, development, and overall well-being.

  4. Orthopedic Care: Addressing musculoskeletal issues and providing expert care for bone and joint health.

  5. Internal Medicine: Comprehensive medical care for adults, addressing a wide range of medical conditions.

  6. IV Hydration: Ensuring patients receive essential fluids intravenously when necessary.

  7. Wound Care and Laceration Repair: Expert care for wounds and injuries, promoting swift healing.

  8. Diagnostics: Access to crucial diagnostic services, including laboratory testing, ultrasound, and EKG, to aid in the accurate diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.

Mercy Hands Medical Center is staffed by a dedicated team of licensed physicians, compassionate nurses, experienced pharmacists, and skilled lab technicians. This team of healthcare professionals is committed to delivering the highest standard of care to the residents of Sadr City, ensuring that every patient receives the attention and treatment they deserve.

At the helm of this remarkable endeavor is Dr. Sarah Aamir, the Executive Director of the Iraqi Telemedicine Center. Dr. Aamir's unwavering commitment to improving healthcare access in underserved communities has been instrumental in the establishment and management of the Mercy Hands Medical Center. Her leadership and vision have played a pivotal role in bringing this essential healthcare facility to fruition.

The opening of the Mercy Hands Medical Center in Sadr City, Baghdad, represents a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to provide accessible, high-quality healthcare to disadvantaged communities. With its comprehensive range of medical services, compassionate staff, and affordable fees, this charitable medical center is poised to make a lasting and positive impact on the health and well-being of the people it serves. Thanks to the collaboration between the Iraqi Telemedicine Center and Mercy Hands, a brighter and healthier future awaits the residents of Sadr City.

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