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.
On September 27, 2012 a camp for screening Diabetic and Cataract patients was held at Chapadaha a remote rural village under Gaibandha Sadar Upo-Zila, which is about 25 km from Gaibandha town. Before holding the camp, wide publicity was given so that more and more people attend the camp.
An Awareness campaign on Diabetic as well as on Eye Care was also held at the the site before starting diabetic and eye tests. Speakers consisted of Diabetic Specialists, Eye Specialists and Prominent Social Workers. About 3000 people attended the Program.
Among those who attended the camp, 45 were detected having diabetes. These patients attended our hospital on September 29, 2012. Necessary tests were conducted, Guide Books given and Diabetes Awareness lessons were also given to them.
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“HELP TREAT 1200 POOR DIABETIC PATIENTS”.
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.
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About 5.7 million people, among a total population of 150 million, of Bangladesh are suffering from diabetes according to a survey conducted by the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh. The prevalence of the disease in the district of Gaibandha is well above the average as it is, unfortunately, one of the poorest districts of the country. Karmirhath Hospital started Diabetes Section in 1998. 16,549 diabetic patients so far received treatment at our hospital. We had been experiencing difficulties arranging finances for the treatment of our patients. The hospital received a boost when Karmirhath started raising fund through GlobalGiving Foundation.
We held a Diabetic Screening Camp in the rural area last month. Before holding the camp, wide publicity was made so that more and more people attend the camp. About 300 people attended. 40 were detected having diabetes. These patients later attended our hospital. Necessary tests were conducted, Guide Books given and Diabetes Awareness lessons were given to them.
A total of 1400 patients attended our hospital during the last 3 months; among them 40 were new patients.
A Case History: Zaheda Khatun (70), wife of Alek Mia lives in a village named Jugibari about 20 kilometer from Gaibandha town. She is very poor and has been suffering for the last 4 years. Her husband is a physically disabled person and cannot earn. He lives on begging. So Zaheda Khatun could not afford to consult a doctor for want of money, let alone buying medicines. One day one of her neighbors informed her that Karmirhath Hospital at Gaibandha town provides free treatment to poor patients. With the help of some neighbor she came to Karmirhath hospital in the first week of May, 2012. She was examined at the hospital and diagnosed as a diabetic patient. All necessary tests were conducted and prescription given. Medicines were provided free of costs. Since her first visit to the hospital, Zaheda Khatun has been improving. Some sympathetic neighbors of her provide costs of visiting the hospital, initially, every week and now every fortnight, to keep a close watch on her progress.
Zaheda Khatun is now very grateful to Karmirhath and GlobalGiving for arranging her free treatment. Picture of Zaheda Khatun attached.
lots of complications. After taking treatment continuously, I feel much better now.
I can attend to my normal routine works. I get free medicine including insulin from the hospital.
Thanks to Karmirhath for their help.
KARMIRHATH HOSPITAL, GAIBANDHA
“HELP TREAT 1200 POOR DIABETIC PATIENTS”.
April 11, 2012.
Diabetic camps in the rural area could not be arranged during the months of February and March 2012. A total of 531 diabetic patients, both new and old, attended the Diabetic Section of Karmirhath Hospital during this period.
A very nominal fee is taken from new patients. Guide book is given free to new patients. Insulin is given free to poor Chronic Diabetic Patients. Poor patients are given medicines free. All new patients along with their attending relations are given awareness training in classes.
Karmirhath Hospital Authorities are grateful to donors who donate to “Help Treat 1200 Poor Diabetes in Bangladesh”.
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