A 61 year old man has to take a bus for over an hour to get to the clinic as he could not afford to pay to see anyone at a regular clinic. He had a dry cough and stomach pain for over 4 months with the greatest pain being on the right. He could have liver failure with ascites, a colon tumor, or a number of other things that are not to happy to think about.
This is well above the capabilities of the clinic. The Patient was transported to a hospital to receive a MRI and tests to discover diagnosis and hopefully a solution. In a country without proper solutions to difficult problems and little finances, it is basically often survival of the fittest.
We at the clinic hope to provide these families with transportation and support during these difficult times to help them to the next level of care. Oftentimes, health care travels through several levels. Symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and resolution. We plan to be as proactive in how we take care of people in need.
Through Giving Tuesday and the end of the year program is helping us raise awareness and funds to make this possible.