Healthcare to 12,000 poor in rural Bangalore

by Bangalore Baptist Hospital Society
Healthcare to 12,000 poor in rural Bangalore
Healthcare to 12,000 poor in rural Bangalore
Healthcare to 12,000 poor in rural Bangalore
Healthcare to 12,000 poor in rural Bangalore
Healthcare to 12,000 poor in rural Bangalore
Healthcare to 12,000 poor in rural Bangalore
Healthcare to 12,000 poor in rural Bangalore
Healthcare to 12,000 poor in rural Bangalore
Healthcare to 12,000 poor in rural Bangalore
Healthcare to 12,000 poor in rural Bangalore
Healthcare to 12,000 poor in rural Bangalore
Healthcare to 12,000 poor in rural Bangalore
Nov 26, 2019

Fresh starts; clean slates; new beginnings.

Checking Naramamma's sugar level at her house
Checking Naramamma's sugar level at her house

Dear donors,

Greetings from Bangalore Baptist Hospital Society.

Everything we do at Bangalore Baptist Hospital is fueled by the belief that taking healthcare to the doorstep is possible —and it is possible, because of supporters like you. 

Thank you for being with us and you make a difference. 

60-year old Narasamma (above) struggles every day to get basic healthcare from where she lives—a small village called Bannimangala, around 40 km from Bangalore city. 

When our community health worker, Nandish first spotted Narasamma, she looked tired. "I feel so sick. I can't do any work," she complained.  He checked her blood pressure and it was way too high and so was her blood sugar. It was clear Narasamma needed help fast.

Our mobile clinic reached just in time.

Narasamma hardly had any idea about her tiredness, giddiness, excessive thirst and frequent hunger.  "Everything looked so foggy. I can't even make out who's standing next to me," she complained to our mobile clinic doctor. "For so many years, Narasamma has lived with  hypertension and diabetes. She has cataract in both her eyes and could barely see," Dr Bindhya, who treated her, tells us.

Dr. Bindhya's first step was to bring down Narasamma's blood pressure and diabetes. With the support of our healthcare worker, who visited her often, it was easy to treat her. People such as Narasamma needs awareness, motivation and support, and our healthcare workers ensure such facility.. Hailing from the same villages, their rapport is cordial and so is the trust and confidence.

"She does need surgery to remove her cataract in both her eyes. Let's wait till her high blood pressure and diabetes are under control," says Dr. Bindhya.

Narasamma is getting better and back to doing her household work, even though she does her cooking by guessing and touching the provisions. When Dr Bindhya asked her, how do you manage your household work, she said, "I guess - by touching.... this is rice, this is dhal, and then I cook. " There's a big smile on her face, even in the midst of such chaos around her. 

And that's where you come into Narasamma's story.  Our healthcare worker spotting her on time, Dr Bindhya treating her and our planned cataract surgery - such avenues are possible because you support this lifesaving work. Thank you for helping us to take our mobile clinic to the doorstep of the poor. 

From August to October 2019, we provided primary care to 2886 people in our mobile clinics; monitored sugar level (GRBS) for 911 people; treated 432 patients for diabetes and performed 60 cataract surgeries at our hospital.

We hope you'd continue to support us in our drive to take healthcare to the doorstep of the poor. Please share this report with your friends and relatives who may find it a blessing to help persons such as Narasamma to have the cataract surgery.

With gratitude,

Carolin George

Checking Narasamma's blood pressure at her house
Checking Narasamma's blood pressure at her house
A patient at our mobile clinic
A patient at our mobile clinic
Patients collecting medicines at our mobile clinic
Patients collecting medicines at our mobile clinic
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Bangalore Baptist Hospital Society

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka - India
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Carolin Elizabeth George
Bangalore, Karnataka India
$30,202 raised of $50,000 goal
 
293 donations
$19,798 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Bangalore Baptist Hospital Society has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.