Karmirhath

To raise the socio-economic status of the poor, downtrodden and less privileged people in the society by providing affordable health care, mobility to the handicaps and training to the needy to save them from social injustices.
Oct 19, 2012

Project Report_October_2012

Cataract Patients Waiting for their Turns in Camp
Cataract Patients Waiting for their Turns in Camp

                                    KARMIRHATH HOSPITAL, GAIBANDHA

“RESTORE EYE SIGHT TO 500 BANGLADESHIS” PROJECT REPORT October 18, 2012.

 

On September 19, 2012 a camp for screening Diabetic and Cataract patients was held at Sadullahpur Upo-Zilla which is about 15 km from Gaibandha town. Before holding the camp, wide publicity was given so that more and more people attend the camp.  

An Awareness Program on Diabetic as well as on Eye Care was held at the Upo-Zilla Head Quarter on September 09, 2012. Speakers consisted of Diabetic Specialists, Eye Specialists and Prominent Social Workers. About 4000 people attended the Program. 

About 500 people attended the Cataract Screening Camp held on September 19. Twenty five were detected having cataracts. These patients attended our hospital on September 24, 2012. Necessary tests were conducted. Cataract operations were conducted on September 25, 2012 by a team consisted of an Ophthalmic Surgeon, an Ophthalmic Consultant, an Eye Specialist and two Nurses. The new Operation Microscope purchased in 2010 was used for cataract surgery.

Starting from 8:00 AM the operation continued till 3:00 PM. The patients took rest for about three hours. They were allowed to go home after post operation check up.

Story of Bulbul:

Bulbul who is 40 years old is a poor day laborer. He developed cataract in both of his eyes long ago. He was almost blind. He could not manage sufficient funds for surgery of his eyes. He lives about 50 km from Karmirhath hospital. About few months ago, Bulbul came to know that Karmirhath hospital at Gaibandha performs cataract operations on poor patients free of charge. He came to the hospital in August this year and got his right eye operated for cataract. Later on September 25, 2012, cataract operation was performed on his left eye. Bulbul is now very happy that he can see with both of his eyes. He is very grateful to GlobalGiving for providing funds for his operations.

Please see attached photos! Thank you for your continuous support through GlobalGiving.

Eye Specialist Examining a Patient in a Camp
Eye Specialist Examining a Patient in a Camp
Eye Specialist Examining a Patient2 in a Camp
Eye Specialist Examining a Patient2 in a Camp
Cataract Operation is in Progress
Cataract Operation is in Progress
Bulbul, Operated for Cataract
Bulbul, Operated for Cataract

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Oct 10, 2012

Project Report_October_2012

Diabetic Patients Waiting for Their Turns
Diabetic Patients Waiting for Their Turns
  •                   KARMIRHATH HOSPITAL, GAIBANDHA

                      HELP TREAT 1200 POOR DIABETIC PATIENTS”.

                                                   PROJECT REPORT

                                                       October 09, 2012. 

On September 19, 2012 a camp for screening Diabetic and Cataract patients was held at Sadullahpur Upo-Zilla which is about 15 km from Gaibandha town. Before holding the camp, wide publicity was given so that more and more people attend the camp.

 

An Awareness Program on Diabetic as well as on Eye Care was held at the Upo-Zilla Head Quarter on September 09, 2012. Speakers consisted of Diabetic Specialists, Eye Specialists and Prominent Social Workers. About 4000 people attended the Program.

 

About 300 people attended the Diabetic and Cataract Screening Camp held on September 19. 20 were detected having diabetes. These patients attended our hospital on September 25, 2012. Necessary tests were conducted, Guide Books given and Diabetes Awareness lessons were also given to them.

 

 Case of Rozina: Rozina Begum 45, wife of Idris Ali lives in a village named Mithapukur about 50 kilometer from Gaibandha town. She is very poor and has been suffering from diabetes for the last 12 years. Her husband is a very poor person and could not afford treatment that was available about 75 kilometer away. Having deprived of treatment and proper diet, Rozina became physically handicapped and was unable to walk. She used to move around riding on the back of her husband. Knowing the plight of poor Rozina, she was brought to Karmirhath Hospital for treatment of her diabetes.

 

First of all, she was given a wheelchair, free of cost, from our another program, ‘Free Distribution of Wheelchairs to Poor Disabled People’ sponsored by US Based “Free Wheelchair Mission”.   

 

She was admitted to the hospital and kept under constant observation for three weeks.

All necessary tests were conducted. Medicines were provided free of costs. She now visits the hospital every fortnight.

 

Rozina Begum is now very grateful to Karmirhath and GlobalGiving for arranging her free treatment. Pictures of Rozina Begum are attached.

 

The following pictures are attached:

  1. Diabetic patients waiting for their turns in screening camp held on September 19, 2012.
  2. Diabetic and Cataract patients on the opening ceremony of camp held on Sept. 19,2012.
  3. Rozina is taken to hospital in a wheelchair.
Diabetic and Cataract Patients  in a Screening Cam
Diabetic and Cataract Patients in a Screening Cam
Rozina goes to Karmirhath Diabetic Clinic
Rozina goes to Karmirhath Diabetic Clinic
Doctor Examining a Diabetic Patient in Camp
Doctor Examining a Diabetic Patient in Camp

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Jul 16, 2012

PROJECT REPORT_July-2012

Rabeya Khatun
Rabeya Khatun

                                     PROJECT REPORT               

                                             July 15, 2012


39 Cataract patients got back their eye sights following cataract surgery during the last 3 months in our hospital. The unusual feature during this period is we got three patients from other districts, who came here for cataract surgery. They are poor patients and could not afford operations in hospitals in their areas. When they came to know about Karmirhath hospital performing cataract operations on poor patients free. They contacted us. We gave them accommodations for free to stay at the hospital for surgery next day.

 

Tale of Khodeza Begum:

 

Khodeza Begum (70) is a widow who lives about 35 kilometers away from Gaibandha town. She has been suffering from eye sight complications for about 4 years. A local physician diagnosed her having cataract in both eyes. Khodeza is marginally poor. She cannot arrange subsistence for her family of three members. She and her family members live on irregular doles given by a local NGO and could not manage fund for surgery in clinics in her area. Later she came to know about Karmirhath hospital in Gaibandha town. When she attended Karmirhth hospital, cataract surgeon removed her cataract from one eye. After two weeks of operation in one eye, the second eye was operated on. Khodeza was very happy with the removal of cataract from both of her eyes when her full eye sights were fully restored.

 

Story of Rabeya Khatun:

 

Rabeya Khatun (75) is a domestic help. She is a widow and only breadwinner of her family. She developed cataract long ago, but could not get treatment for want of fund. Knowing from a neighbor, she came to Karmirhath hospital last month. After examining her and a few tests, she was given a date when operation was to be done. On the appointed date, cataract operation was performed successfully. Rabeya Khatun with her eye sight restored went home happy. Picture of Rabeya Khatun is attached.

 

Comments:

 

  1. Mrs. Shirin Akhtar (45), wife of Dulal of village Jamalpur, District Jamalpur:

I am from the neighboring district of Jamalpur. I was almost blind with cataract for the last three years. I could not manage sufficient funds for my operation in my district where it is very costly. A few months ago I came at the residence of one of my relations in Gaibandha. My relation informed me that Karmirhath hospital performs cataract operations on poor patients free. So he took me at the hospital. The Manager arranged for my operation free of cost. I am really grateful to Karmirhath and others who made it possible for my free operations.

 

    2. Abul Kashem (75) of Lalmonirhat District. I am a poor old man.

       I have none to support me. I had been suffering from low eye

       sight for long. I could not get treatment for want of money.

       Knowing that Karmirhath hospital takes care of poor patients I    

       came here and to my utter surprise, I got my affected eye    

       operated for cataract. I am now able to see without any

       problem. Thanks to Krmirhath and to their donors for helping

       me.

 

 Event: A big camp for screening Cataract and Diabetic patients will be held in September at the upo-zilla head quarter at Sadullahpur.

 

 

Attachments:

 

  1. Rabeya Khatun 
  2. Cataract Operation Going on in OT 
  3. A Patient after Operation
Cataract Operation Going on in OT
Cataract Operation Going on in OT
A Patient after Operation
A Patient after Operation

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