Universal Help Hub (UHH), a voluntary organisation, has organised a day-long free medical camp on Friday to celebrate the golden jubilee of independence.
The medical camp organised at Charmutukpur village in Gangachara Upazila of Rangpur district as part of the 'Healthy Nation Campaign', said a press release.
The charitable organisation is working towards the goal of building a healthy nation and a healthy country.
In this medical camp, five doctors and ten volunteers provided free prescriptions to about 283 patients in the camp and distributed necessary medicines among all the patients.
It was the UHH's tenth free medical camp. Through the previous nine free medical camps, the organisation has provided free prescriptions and necessary medicines to about 8,112 marginalized and disadvantaged patients.
"The village where we provided free medical care is a char on the banks of the River Teesta," said Farha bint Haider Payel.
The main source of livelihood of the people of this village is tobacco cultivation. Most of the people in the village are suffering from various diseases due to tobacco cultivation and excessive consumption of tobacco.
But due to the poor condition of the transport system and poverty, they are not able to come to the city to receive medical services. As a result, day after day they are carrying various diseases in their body.
"We have tried our best to provide medical services to these disadvantaged and marginalized people in this camp," he said.
Dr Rahmatullah, one of the service providers of this camp, thanked the organisation for the initiative.
"According to the World Health Organization, many of Bangladesh's marginalized people are deprived of first aid," he said.
Such a continuous initiative of UHH for marginalized and disadvantaged people is really commendable. He also asked various organizations like UHH to come forward with such work.
Mohammad Saifullah, finance secretary of the organisation, said, "Healthy people are needed to build a healthy, prosperous, and developed country." UHH works towards that goal.
Md Mujahidul Islam, president of the organization, said the services we provided were inadequate compared to the needs of a large population.
He urged the government to pay more attention to the health sector especially in providing proper medical services to these marginalised people.