People living in rural areas of Bangladesh always do not have easy access to health care facilities. More than half of the country’s population lives in little access to public health care facilities. The scenario is worse in flood prone areas which are more susceptible to diseases. Conditions are worsened due to low levels of nutrition, hygiene and health, deprivation of essential services, financial instability and over population in the country. Treatment of paralysis is is not affordable to many patients, with most patients suffering the pain and awaiting their last breath due to paralysis.
Bangladesh has one of the highest numbers of citizens suffering from paralysis. Lack of awareness and proper treatment has made things worse. Non profit organizations like Touching Souls International that are providing some respite to the sufferers. Many paralyzed people from not such a monetarily strong background live a miserable life but cannot afford to go for treatments due to lack of finances. The Nurture hospital project by Touching Souls International has become a ray of hope for such individuals.
Touching Souls International is successfully running the project for the rehabilitation of people who are paralyzed, in partnership with Nurture Center for disabled and paralyzed, an 80 bed hospital, in the suburban coastal area of North Halishahar, Chittagong. In this 80 bed hospital, financially disadvantaged patients get free treatment on spinal cord injury, spinal cord fracture and brain injury. Very few people in the country can afford assistance needed from a physiotherapist for fast recovery from paralysis. They are educating people and teaching them physical therapy techniques that can improve their physical conditions to some extent. Touching Souls International arranges for funds for palliative care treatments of paralyzed patients who have been dealing with the pain for quite a long time.
The rehabilitation of the paralyzed campaign is being conducted by those volunteers of Touching Souls who have dedicated their life to the cause. The assistance of local people helps Nurture and Touching Souls International to carry out the therapy in a much more effective way, rather than just distributing funds for charity.
Touching Souls International is also supporting finances for the treatments offered by Nurture Hospital like free surgical operations on Hydrosil, Hernia, Piles and Tumor. They are sponsoring all costs to conduct these operations like costs of Anesthetists, Nurses, Operation theaters, paramedics and free beds. To cure in-door paralyzed patients of Nurture Center for Disabled and Paralyzed, this organization provides assistance in the treatment of bedsore, by providing costs for buying dressing materials.
The programs of Touching Souls International have come up as a huge advantage for the underprivileged people of Bangladesh. Apart from the programs aiming at rehabilitation of the paralyzed, this charity organization runs projects in health, education and safe environment to help the poor people living in villages of Bangladesh. .