Midland Doctors were formed in 2005 in response to a devastating earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale that struck Northern Pakistan.
Initially, a team of doctors from Nottingham & Derby flew into northern Pakistan one week following the tragedy. The team worked in a field hospital consisting mainly of tents. Over one thousand patients were treated in the five and a half days they were there. 134 major surgical procedures were carried out under general anaesthetic. The team helped create a medical facility with a functioning Emergency Department, a fully operational operating theatre and in-patient care facilities for 75 patients were set up, together with a system of ward rounds, triage systems and theatre procedures.
On return to the UK, the doctors realised that there was a huge unmet need for medical care in the region. The team had the vision of building a hospital in Tandali village, some 20 kilometers from Muzaffarabad, capital city of Pakistan administered Kashmir, and in the heart of the area devastated by the earthquake.
With incredible amounts of goodwill from architects, equipment suppliers, the local population, donors and many medical professionals, Midland Doctors were able to start construction of the earthquake resistant hospital in 2006 construction start and progress to inauguration in 2013. Between 2013 and 2019 the hospital treated some 250,000 patients, all free of charge, in the NHS model, and to NHS standards. Doctors volunteer their time and travel from the UK (paying for their own flights) to perform operations, assessments and procedures at the hospital.(Go to Project Page)
2010 Flood Relief
Midland Doctors reacted to the 2010 Floods in Kashmir by spending several weeks helping communities in the region, in very difficuly circumstances. As well as organising and delivering food, clothing and other aid, as well as aiding in building reconstruction, the team also staffed travelling medical clinics that provided vital care, visiting Pabbi twice (~140 patients treated), Choki Mumraiz (~140 patients treated), 2 villages in Charsadda,Qazi Khil (250 patients treated), Bin Qasim (900 children vaccinated against Typhoid, in collaboration with Pakistan Paediatrics Assoc.), Sir Sung (~90 patients treated) and a number of other locations. (Go to Project Page)
Nur Goth Village Constuction
During December 2012, the team at MDAUK oversaw an historic milestone – the inauguration of the Nur Goth Village project in Pakistan. This Village was built by MDAUK in conjunction with the on the ground support of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA). MDAUK also gained a key partner in the process, the Edhi Foundation, the most trusted name in Pakistan when it comes to relief work. The creation of a Village and community was born in response to the devastating 2010 floods, which destroyed many lives of men, women and children – in particular the poor and vulnerable.(Go to Project Page)
House of Light School
The House of Light School (HOLS) is located in a village about 25 kms away from main city of Islamabad. It started with Pre-class one and currently has 293 students up to class tenth – the senior most class. Besides FREE quality education, all other services such as school uniforms, text books, stationery and meals are provided free of cost to every child from low income underprivileged homes.(Go to Project Page)