A project organized by YES Alumni Bangladesh to provide the flood affected people with Medical relief
September 27, 2017, Kurigram, Rangpur, Bangladesh - Medical Camp for Flood Victims, a project organized by YES Alumni Bangladesh to provide the flood affected people with Medical relief, was carried out at Alo’r Chor, Kurigram. Nine volunteer doctors along with nine YES alumni members with the help of volunteers from Prothom Alo-Bondhushava successfully provided medical treatments and medicines to more than a hundred and twenty five patients which includes male, female and children. Medicines were accepted as donations prior to the medical camp along with monetary donations which were used to purchase medicines. These medicines were later given to the patients free of cost. The day of the event started with heavy rain. Despite the heavy rain, the Alumni members with the help of volunteers carried the medical supplies to the camp site. The camp was divided into three sections: Registration, Doctor’s checkup, and Pharmacy/Medicine collection. After registering at the registration booth and receiving their token number the patients were called serially to the doctor’s room where there was six booths with six doctors providing treatment to one patient each booth at a time, and one booth for first aid. After receiving treatment, diagnosis and the l the Pharmacy via a volunteer. The patients were then called to the Pharmacy serially and were given the medicines they were prescribed along with an explanation by another doctor on how and when to consume each medicine. Despite terrible weather conditions and very short amount of time, the doctors, alumni and volunteers were determined to provide treatment to as many patients as they can and were able to treat more than a hundred and twenty five patients and provide them with medicines successfully.