HELP RESTORE EYESIGHTS TO 500 BANGLADESHIS PROJECT REPORT - September, 2013. Following a few awareness programs in the remote rural areas during the last two months, there has been an increased attendance of cataract patients at Karmirhath hospital at Gaibandha. Unlike previous years, patients are coming at their own initiative. It’s a good sign. Case Studies: 1. Halima Bewa: She is 95 years old, lives with one of her daughter who is also very poor. Halima had her cataract quite a few years ago. Being very poor, she could not get any proper treatment. As a result, she became almost blind. Last month, one of her kind-hearted neighbors brought her at Karmirhath hospital. At the hospital, all necessary tests were conducted and kept her there for operation of her cataract. Her cataract was removed from one eye through manual Phaco surgery on August 20, 2013. Cataract from her other eye will be removed next month. Since her admission at the hospital, she was given free treatment including operations, lens and medicines. She is very grateful to the donors. 2. Jasim Uddin: 90 years old. Developed cataract two years ago. Could not afford operation due to acute poverty. He came to Karmirhath hospital about 2 months ago. Cataract from his one eye was removed on August 20, 2013 through manual Phaco operation. Phaco operation will be performed on his other eye next month. All his treatment including operations, lens and medicines. He is very grateful to the donors who made possible his free treatment. The following documents are attached:
1. Pic_ Halima Bewa
2. Pic_Jasim Uddin
3) Cataract Operation in Progress
4) Eye Patients Being Registered
5) Doctors Performing Cat. Operation
6) A Patient Recuperating Following Operation
KARMIRHATH HOSPITAL, GAIBANDHA
“HELP TREAT 1200 POOR DIABETIC PATIENTS”.
September 07 , 2013.
Ever since a concerted awareness program was started in March, 2013, there has been a marked in crease in number of diabetic patients attending our hospital.
60 new diabetic patients were registered. After necessary tests, proper treatments were given. Guide books and necessary awareness lessons were given. Patients’ relatives and friends who accompanied them were given awareness program.
In order to help the remote rural people we are going to hold a Diabetic and Eye Camp at Fashitola in Gobindagonj Upo-Zilla which is about 35 kilometer from Gaibandha.
(1) Farida Begum: Farida, a mother of two small daughter is a primary school teacher. Her husband became paralyzed after brain-stroke. She is very poor. She developed diabetes in 2008. There are many diabetic patients among her family members. Initially, she could not get any treatment due to her poverty. One day one of our old patients brought her to Karmirhath. At Karmirhath hospital, after initial tests, she was given Diabetic Awareness Lessons and a Guide Book, besides free medicines. Her diabetics has now stabilized. Farida Begum is now very thankful to the donors for whom she is now getting free treatment and her condition is stabilized.
(2) Monoarul Islam: Monoarul Islam, 26, is a beggar. He has diabetes since 2007. There is none to look after him. Some kind-hearted person brought him to Karmirhath Hospital about a year ago. Since then, he has been receiving treatment including ‘insulin’ free at the hospital. His diabetes has almost stabilized. He is very grateful to Karmirhath and the overseas donors.
The following documents have been attached:
KARMIRHATH HOSPITAL, GAIBANDHA “HELP TREAT 1200 POOR DIABETIC PATIENTS”. PROJECT REPORT May 28, 2013. Extensive publicity was made to raise awareness about Diabetes during the last two months. A total of 400 diabetic patients, both new and old, attended the Diabetic Section of Karmirhath Hospital. Insulin as well as other medicines was given free to Chronic Diabetic Patients. A total of 1260 patients attended our hospital during the last 3 months; among them 95 were new patients. Necessary tests were conducted, Guide Books given and Diabetes Awareness lessons were given to them.
1. Asma Khatun: Asma Khatun, 45, lives about 10 km away from Karmirhath Hospital. She used to have good and happy family life with her three kids and husband. Her husband suddenly died of heart attack about two years ago. Loosing her only bread-winner member of her family, she lived a miserable life along with her kids. She got sick due to poverty. Eventually, she was diagnosed a diabetic. At the advice of a volunteer paramedic of her village, she came to Karmirhath hospital. At the hospital, she was examined by our diabetic doctor who conducted necessary tests. Guide book and necessary instructions were given to her by the doctor as well as by the dietician. Asma Khatun now regularly visits the hospital. She now maintains almost normal level of blood-sugar and almost a normal life having no other complication.
2. Fazila Begum; She is 60 years old; widow having 5 daughters and no son. The daughters work as house-maids. She developed diabetes in 2009. She took treatment at local diabetic center. She could not continue treatment there as she needed insulin and other costly medicines besides frequent tests. Somebody advised her to come to Karmirhath where free treatment are given and free tests done to poor patients including free insulin. Fazila Begum registered at Karmirhath hospital for diabetic treatment in late 2011. After extensive treatment and following the instructions of her doctor and dietician, Fazila Begum is now leading almost a normal life. She is very grateful to Karmirhath hospital and to those who pays for her treatment.