Old Sabzi Mandi, just off University Road, behind Central Jail, was the city’s largest vegetable market before the creation of the new Sabzi Mandi on the outskirts of Karachi. A densely populated area with low income households, it had the Shahi Enterprises and Timepress Factory at its heart. Both these companies have donated generously towards the construction of the clinic. Its operation is supported by the Pakistani diaspora in Austin, Texas, and in recognition of their contribution, the clinic is known as the Austin Centre.
The first clinic made operational under the ChildLife-SINA partnership in 2012, the Austin Centre provides free-of-cost healthcare to this community and has treated over 30,000 patients since its inception.
On an average, 800 children visit these facilities every month, suffering from a variety of problems which stem from the unsanitary environment and the lack of preventive practices.
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The Austin Centre in Old Sabzi Mandi provides free-of-cost healthcare to this community and has treated over 30,000 patients since its inception. One of them is Samavia, a 9-month-old girl who came with a respiratory complaint. Her mother was worried […]