This summer in August, 2014, I visited Humanity Hospital, India as a part of my community service project. During my interview with Dr. Ajay Mistry (founder of Humanity Hospital), I heard his message loud and clear: operational expense is the biggest challenge for the hospital. Due to inadequate operational funds, the hospital is unable to offer free medical services to many helpless poor and needy who cannot afford to pay for medical treatment.
North American Chapter of Humanity Hospital appeals to the North American Community to donate towards meeting operational expense of Humanity Hospital.
Many of us in the U.S. take for granted a healthcare system that is accessible to the all members of the community – rich or poor. The wealth in our system is also evident from the medical excesses and wastes that often go toward unnecessary tests, hospitalizations and medications for those who do not need them.
It is in this hopelessness, a poor but brave and strong woman – Subhasini Mistry, who lost her husband due to lack of basic medical treatment, rose. Although she made a living as a vegetable vendor, she dared a dream to make a hospital for her community who could not afford to pay for it. Her son, Dr. Ajay Mistry, went to medical school and returned back to his village to serve those same people who had no doctors years ago. Together they founded what was at first, a small shack and called it their first local hospital. And now, they are Humanity Hospital, Hanspukur, India.
I became inspired by the incredible compassion and courage of Subhasini Mistry and Dr. Ajoy Mistry to donate my time and raise funds for Humanity Hospital.
At Humanity Hospital, there are 13 different departments catering to thousands of patients. They offer a range of medical services from medicinal treatments to surgical cases, both Open and Laproscopic. They have 35 beds available out of which 25 are completely free. They have both Indoor and Outdoor departments. They take care of a variety of patients with a wide range of needs from simple medicinal treatment to varied surgical cases with the help of Specialist doctors at Humanity Hospital. Thousands of patients every year through indoor, outdoor, mobile clinic as well as referral cases are getting the benefits from this hospital.
They provide the following services:
Free Medical Camps: They organize regular and frequent medical camps at remote places in West Bengal where medical service is next to nothing. They offer free of cost medicines, health advices and cases where hospitalization is needed, they offer free treatment through our hospitals.
Free Cancer Detection Camps: Free Cancer detection camps are organized into different village areas and upon detection all treatment including chemotherapy including all medicines are offered free of cost to the patients.
Free FECO Surgery: Free of cost FECO surgery as a part of their Ophthalmology department, to needy patients.
Free Thalassemia Care and Blood Transfusion services.
Organize Blood Donation camps to sustain care of thalassemia patients.
Free Pediatric Cardiac Care for children under 10 years.
They also offer a complete free open heart surgery in hospital.
With your donations, Humanity Hospital can continue to serve the poorest of the poor who cannot afford the most basic healthcare and continue to prevent lost lives by providing free healthcare. Please donate now!
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