ICNA Relief Southern California Launches Nation’s First Mobile Clinic Operated by Muslims
Anaheim, California (January 28, 2012) – ICNA Relief Southern California is extremely pleased to announce the opening of its mobile clinic in partnership with Al-Shifa Clinic, San Bernardino.
(L-R) Yasir Shah, Dawah Chair, ICNA-SC, Shahid Hussain, Coordinator, Helping Hand-West, Farruq Raza, CEO, Helping Hand, Dr. Zahid Bukhari, President, ICNA, Salman Syed, President, ICNA-SC, Khalid Memon, Director, ICNA Relief-SC
ICNA President Dr. Zahid Bukhari inaugurated the first of its kind project during his visit to Southern California. He was joined by Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Chairman of the Shura Council of Southern California during the General Body meeting of the Shura Council.
Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, leading Dr. Zahid Bukhari, President of ICNA and other Muslim leaders in prayers on the occasion of the launch of the ICNA Relief Mobile Clinic
“Lack of affordable healthcare has become a major concern for many Americans,” said Salman Syed, President ICNA Southern California. “We hope that the ICNA Relief Mobile Clinic will not only provide necessary medical attention to many Southern Californians, but also help those who are unable to travel long distances by bringing quality care to their doorsteps.”
(L-R) Shakeel Syed, Executive Director, Shura Council of S CA, Tariqur Rahman, Secretary General, ICNA, Ammar Kahaf, Imam, Islamic Center of Hawthorne, Shahid Hussain, Coordinator, Helping Hand-West
The mobile clinic provides primary medical care and operates out of a custom, fully equipped van that serves as an exam room for patients. The current staff includes Dr. Carla Toms, experienced street physician and assistant professor of family medicine at Loma Linda University, along with two certified medical assistants.
(L-R) Dr. Ahmad Sakr, Founder, Islamic Institute of Knowledge, Masoud Nassimi, President, CAIR-CA
“We extend our deepest gratitude to the numerous community leaders who attended the clinic’s inauguration last week,” said Dr. Khalid Memon, Director ICNA Relief Southern California. “The mobile clinic had a very successful first visit to the Islamic Center of Riverside this past Sunday, and we will be visiting three different mosques over the course of this month. We are extremely grateful for the positive response to the clinic, and look forward to providing our communities with quality medical care.”
ICNA Relief is the social services division of the Islamic Circle of North America, a leading American Muslim organization dedicated to the betterment of society through the promotion of Islamic values. Our many projects include women’s housing, hunger prevention, family counseling, medical aid, emergency financial support and funeral and burial assistance. Click here for more information on ICNA Relief.
Article Courtesy: Pakistan Link