Multan Medical Clinic & Training Centre
The floods which hit all areas of Pakistan a few years ago left 2.5 million people homeless. A construction company linked to the Christian hospital in Multan built a significant number of homes in a rural area 50km from Multan with financial help from the UK. A local landowner gave land free of charge to enable a clinic to be built which the community had requested. The facility is now complete and was equipped by the Japanese government who do not provide any running costs. MMN helps support Shared Hope to finance the running costs of the medical ministry, a ladies’ sewing centre, a literacy programme and basic midwifery training for the community in the surrounding villages. The clinic also provides filtered water free of charge for the local people. The clinic employs five full time staff and six ancillary staff at this stage. This ministry is steadily developing, and it is hoped that two midwives and their families will move to the area to work there full time. Two houses have been built for this purpose.
A Japanese lady who is a qualified midwife, works in the Multan Christian Hospital. This hospital delivers around 4,000 babies every year and is held in the highest regard by the citizens of Multan. It has been serving in this city for around 100 years. As the reconstruction of the devastated village areas was progressing, the midwife had a vision to bring help to the village people who all belong to the majority community and who are extremely poor. The medical clinic and its linked activities are the basis for the fulfilment of this vision.