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Help Treat 1,200 Poor Diabetes in Bangladesh

by Karmirhath
Help Treat 1,200 Poor Diabetes in Bangladesh
Help Treat 1,200 Poor Diabetes in Bangladesh
Help Treat 1,200 Poor Diabetes in Bangladesh
Help Treat 1,200 Poor Diabetes in Bangladesh
Help Treat 1,200 Poor Diabetes in Bangladesh
Help Treat 1,200 Poor Diabetes in Bangladesh
Help Treat 1,200 Poor Diabetes in Bangladesh
Help Treat 1,200 Poor Diabetes in Bangladesh
Help Treat 1,200 Poor Diabetes in Bangladesh
Help Treat 1,200 Poor Diabetes in Bangladesh
Help Treat 1,200 Poor Diabetes in Bangladesh
Help Treat 1,200 Poor Diabetes in Bangladesh
Help Treat 1,200 Poor Diabetes in Bangladesh
Help Treat 1,200 Poor Diabetes in Bangladesh
Help Treat 1,200 Poor Diabetes in Bangladesh
Help Treat 1,200 Poor Diabetes in Bangladesh
Help Treat 1,200 Poor Diabetes in Bangladesh
Help Treat 1,200 Poor Diabetes in Bangladesh
Zaheda Khatun
Zaheda Khatun

        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.

 

Patients’ Comments:

 

  1. M. A. Rahman Dakua (70): I started taking treatment for my diabetes about two years ago. After following the treatments given by doctor here my blood-sugar level has stabilized and other complications have subsided. I feel much better now. I take insulin regularly and I am given it free.

        

  1. Halima Begum (63): I came here at Karmirhath hospital about three years ago with

     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.


 

 

 

Paramedic Taking Weight of a Patient
Paramedic Taking Weight of a Patient
Doctor Examining a Patient
Doctor Examining a Patient
Diabetic Patients Waiting for Their Turns
Diabetic Patients Waiting for Their Turns

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                       KARMIRHATH HOSPITAL, GAIBANDHA

 

              HELP TREAT 1200 POOR DIABETIC PATIENTS”.

 

                                            PROJECT REPORT

 

                                                   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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Patients waiting for their turn at a Diabetic Camp
Patients waiting for their turn at a Diabetic Camp

                       

                                                   January 13, 2012.

A Diabetic Screening Camp was held at a remote village on November 28, 2011. More than 500 patients attended the camp. 48 patients were found with diabetes.

Help Treat 1200 Poor Diabetes in Bangladesh”.

These patients attended our hospital. After necessary tests, free treatments and a Diabetic Guide Book was given to each new patient. Dietary instructions were given to the new patients by our Dietitian.

A total of 400 diabetic patients, both new and old, attended the Diabetic Section of Karmirhath Hospital. Insulin is given free to Chronic Diabetic Patients.

Karmirhath Hospital Authorities are grateful to donors who donate through GlobalGiving web site for Diabetic patients.

Doctor Examining A Patient in A Camp
Doctor Examining A Patient in A Camp

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A paramedic taking weight of a patient
A paramedic taking weight of a patient

 

                       KARMIRHATH HOSPITAL, GAIBANDHA

 

                HELP TREAT 1200 POOR DIABETIC PATIENTS”.

 

                                            PROJECT REPORT

 

                                                   October 25, 2011.

 

 546 diabetic patients attended the Diabetic Section and the Diagnostic section of the Karmirhath Hospital during July to August, 2011. 25% of these were new patients.

Treatment of diabetes is to maintain the blood sugar level as close as normal. This is achieved through Diets, Medications and Exercises. Health Educator briefs the new patients.

Doctor Examining a Patient.
Doctor Examining a Patient.
Doctor Examining a Patient.
Doctor Examining a Patient.
ECG Tests Being Conducted on a Patient
ECG Tests Being Conducted on a Patient
Patients Waiting for Their Turns
Patients Waiting for Their Turns
Patients Waiting For Their Turns
Patients Waiting For Their Turns

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Diabetic Patients are Waiting for Their Turns
Diabetic Patients are Waiting for Their Turns

During the last three months about 2,000 diabetic patients attended our Diabetic center. Of them, about 500 are new patients!  

Diabetes is taking a serious turn in this part of Bangladesh, as number of new patients is increasing every week. The area is one of the very poor districts of Bangladesh, located at the north-west corner of the country. Treatment of diabetes is costly. Since diabetic patients are given subsidized treatment at our hospital, we have to face a large number of patients. 

We are organizing camps in remote rural areas to screen diabetic patients. The detected patients are brought to our hospital for proper diagnosis and enrolled as our regular patients. Then treatment is given on a regular basis.

A paramedic taking weight of a patient
A paramedic taking weight of a patient
A Pathology Paramedic Drawing Blood of Patient
A Pathology Paramedic Drawing Blood of Patient
Doctor Examining a Patient.
Doctor Examining a Patient.
A Pathology Paramedic Testing Blood Sugar.
A Pathology Paramedic Testing Blood Sugar.

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Karmirhath

Location: Gaibandha, N/A - Bangladesh
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Karmirhath
Abdus Sobhan
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Abdus Sobhan
President
Gaibandha, N /A Bangladesh

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