Free medical treatment - minute clinic
Meeting with a doctor for advice, treatment, or medicine is something that many take for granted. Unfortunately, there are so many sick people around the world who do not have the opportunity to access a doctor for any type of treatment.
Minute Clinic gives free monthly medical treatment to poor and underprivileged people in rural areas of Bangladesh. It is very difficult for rural areas to have immediate access to healthcare providers. Oftentimes symptoms go undiagnosed due to the lack of resources.
Each month, Projects for Humanity holds a Minute Clinic in a rural part of Bangladesh. A volunteer internal medicine doctor provides various medical treatments such as check-ups to families, special screenings for diabetes and blood pressure for the elderly, physical therapy and advice on arthritis and back pain, immunizations, medicines, and referrals to specialist doctors in cases of severe illness.
In some circumstances, after a full assessment of a patient who is unable to go to the hospital for their severe illness, Projects for Humanity provides funding for the patient’s full medical treatment as well.