Petarian Foundation signed an agreement with the
District Health Officer, Bagh, AJK to reconstruct 2
Basic Health Units and 2 Forward Health Posts and
operate these for a period of 6 months from November
2005 onwards. These units had been destroyed in the
October 8th Earthquake that struck the northern areas of
Pakistan. The units were located at the following
Foundation constructed all the four units using
earthquake resistant materials. The buildings were
constructed using bolted steel angle frames and clad
with sandwich panels of steel sheets with thermopore
insulation in between. False ceiling of thermopore was
also used. The flooring was laid with PCC slab.
Complete electrical connections with fittings were also
with the concurrence of local villagers, the Petarian
Foundation also constructed two more units at:
these units and also the units at Samni and Seri Gala
was donated to the Petarian Foundation by individual
villagers for eternity for the purposes of healthcare.
Foundation provided 2-3 fulltime doctors who provided
medical care and also supervised a paramedical staff of
around 22 people at these 6 locations. In addition, all
medicines were provided free of charge to the patients.
agreement with the DHO Bagh was for a period of 6
months, Petarian Foundation provided services for a
period of 10 months and then handed over the units to
important activity undertaken by the Foundation was to
fund the purchase of an ultrasound machine by a lady
gynecologist who was providing services to the
earthquake affected population.