Diabetic and Medical Center (MOVE DMC)

MOVE currently runs a Diabetic and Medical Center (MOVE DMC) with the objective of providing high-quality testing and treatment for diabetes and related diseases as well as general healthcare services to low-income families at significantly discounted prices.

Program Highlights

  •  Over 137,000 patients treated since 2008.
  •  Published prices are at a 40 to 45% discount to market prices on similar services.
  •  Numerous free sugar and medical camps set up at various locations since 2008.
  •  Since 2008, over 137,000 patients have been treated at the MOVE DMC.

The objectives of the MOVE DMC are:

  •  To provide good-quality healthcare services at affordable prices to low-income families.
  •  To concentrate on encouraging a culture of preventive healthcare and early diagnosis and treatment by setting up free medical camps and satellite Collection Centres in under-privileged communities, which will bring healthcare services to the doorstep of the poor.
  •  To reduce unemployment by providing jobs to trained doctors, lab technicians, nurses, and others over time.
  •  To focus on a clearly under-served area, i.e. providing medical services to under-privileged communities at affordable prices.

The DMC opened its doors to patients on January 16, 2008.

  •  At 4pm, on that day, our first patient, Ms Pathani Bibi, arrived for a sugar test. We received only two patients on that day.
  •  On November 11, 2008, Mr Ghulam Badar, became our 5000th patient.
  •  Since 2008, over 100,000 patients have been treated at the MOVE DMC.

The DMC is located on a 4,800 sq.yards plot in North Nazimabad, Karachi. This piece of land and associated buildings have been made available by Anjuman-e-Ahbab Society at no cost to MOVE.