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.
HELP RESTORE EYESIGHTS TO 500 BANGLADESHIS PROJECT REPORT_May 24, 2013 The number of cataract patients are rising. This is in spite of the fact that the service providers for cataract operations in the country have increased considerably. Karmirhath hospital is trying to increase its capacity to handle an increased number of cataract patients. Case Study: 1.Purna Chandra Das: Purna Chandra Das, aged 60 years, is a very poor person. He had to sell his dwelling house in order to meet the demands for dowry for marriages of his two daughters. To make things worse for him, his doctor told him that he had developed cataract on both of his eyes and that he needed operations as soon as possible. Mr. Das who was almost a street beggar was unable to arrange fund for operations. He was trying hard to arrange funds for cataract operations on his eyes. In the mean time, when he was attending his doctor, he came to know that Karmirhath hospital not only give free treatments to poor patients, they perform cataract operations also free for them. So, Mr. Purna Chandra Das came to Karmirhath hospital last month and had his cataract removed from his right eye. A week later, his left eye was operated to remove cataract. Full eye sight has now been restored to Mr. Das. 2. Lal Bibi: Lal Bibi lives about 5 km from Karmirhath. She is 70, a widow having two sons. She lives with her elder son who is a van driver. She developed some trouble in her eyes. On examination at Karmirhath hospital, it was found that both of her eyes have developed Cataracts that need to be removed by surgery. Lal Bibi was admitted to the hospital. Cataract surgery were performed on both the eyes of Lal Bibi. She now moves around with normal eye sight.