Inauguration of Wellness Center at Sindh Government Hospital, New Karachi

A Wellness Center was inaugurated at Sindh Government Hospital, New Karachi in January 2022. This is the third such center established as part of an ongoing initiative in collaboration between Savaira and IRD to provide free of cost for mental health counseling for low income populations. A small launch event was held to commemorate the occasion. In addition to the Savaira team, the event was attended by Dr. Akram Sultan- Director Health Services, Karachi, Aneeta Pasha – Country Director IRD Pakistan, and Dr. Rakib Tufail -Medical Superintendent, SGH-NK. The Wellness Center at SGH-NK like the others is staffed with two lay health counselors, fully trained in screening for depression and anxiety and providing first line counselling support to alleviate symptoms and improve mental wellbeing.