Nobody perhaps knows the kind of complications in life that inguinal hernia can lead to than Ismail Hossain. This 29 year old daily worker had been suffering from bilateral direct Inguinal Hernia with very little hope to get it cured due to his meager daily income and lack of knowledge about this ailment. If not treated on time inguinal hernia can lead to life-threatening complications and severely cut one’s daily activities a thing which this daily labor hailing from Halishahar in Chittagong could have least afforded.
Rescue came to Ismail from Touching Souls International a New York based charity organization which medically aids the poor and the needy in Bangladesh. Ismail was operated by experienced surgeon Dr. Panna Lal Shah who was aided by anesthesiologist Dr. Satyajit on 6th of February 2011 at the Nurture General Hospital. The surgery was done for both sided herniorphy and he was kept under observation till the 15th of the month and then released with no postoperative complications.
Touching Souls International facilitated the entire surgery by hiring the doctor and the anesthesiologist and Nurture Hospital provided the Operation Theatre, nurses and paramedics. Ismail who has got a new lease of life after the surgery is looking to get back to work once he has fully recovered. He is elated to have got over hernia which was threatening his life and only means of livelihood. The charity organization has been providing 12 free surgical operations per month on Hydrosil, Hernia, Piles, Tumor, Clubfoot and Hysterectomy at the Nurture Hospital, Chittagong.
Touching Souls International has been on a mission to bring about a change in the lives of poor people in some of the most backward areas of Bangladesh. It has been working for the cause of these people in Bangladesh for the last 25 years. The charity organization focuses on three core areas – education, health care and social awareness. It has built a strong base of volunteers who have deep access in some of the most remote areas of the country which often don’t benefit from any schemes run by the government.
For most parts of its journey it has been a family run non-profit organization but over the last 2 years it has been supported by a few philanthropists. This has given Touching Souls International the opportunity to realize some of its most ambitious projects which will not only help the people in getting rid of their pain and suffering but also contribute to the establishment of a healthy and well educated Bangladeshi society.