Some time ago, an elderly woman from Swaraj Bigha came to Jivaka Hospital on her son’s back. She said she had a small fire going in a clay pot to keep warm. Unfortunately, her hay bed caught on fire, and she burned her leg. By the time she came to Jivaka Hospital, her wound had become severely infected as too much time had passed without proper treatment.
Since the old woman’s son was busy working at the local brick factory to support his family, Doctor Kameswar decided to make a house call to treat her wound.
She lives with her son’s family in a dilapidated house that looks like it is about to collapse. The house has two rooms and a pigsty. Only one of the rooms has a ceiling high enough for a person to stand.
Doctor Kameswar skillfully treated the woman’s wound.
After putting on a mask and a pair of gloves, he disinfected the wound, applied the medication and gauze, bandaged the leg, and gave her an IV. This treatment would cost at least 1000 rupees ($13 USD) at a local hospital. However, with a daily wage of 200 rupees, most villagers cannot afford it.
We are thankful to have someone like Doctor Kameswar volunteer at Jivaka Hospital, helping people who genuinely need it. We are also thankful for your donations to JTS, which allow us to provide free medical treatment.
Jivaka Hospital is fully funded by JTS donors.