In 2020, the HPC Foundation launched a satellite center at the Rayer Bazar slum area, where they offer palliative care services to those in need. Through their efforts, cancer patients, elderly patients, and those with incurable diseases can find comfort, hope, and healing. The experienced doctors at this center provide not only medical support but also psychological support, giving patients the strength to fight their battles with determination. Moreover, the center provides medicines to individuals who cannot afford them, thus ensuring that they receive the care they deserve. The HPC Foundation’s dedication to serving the underprivileged is truly inspiring, and their work is a shining example of compassion and kindness.
From this satellite Center it provides:
- Outpatient medical services from 10 am to 2 pm. (Closed on Fridays and public holidays)
- Necessary advice to patients to make any decision regarding a health emergency.
- Advice to alleviate the symptoms of the patient from 10 am to 5 pm through telemedicine.
- Homecare services according to patient condition.
- Counseling to the patient and the patient’s family to deal with any kind of complicated situation of the patient.
- Control of pain and other symptoms
- Provide caregiver training to family members.
- Oxygen and nebulizer facilities in the center.
- Free Medicine according to the condition of patients.
In the period of January 2021 to December 2021, this center provided palliative care services to around 137 patients in the span of one year. However, due to the COVID-19 crisis and subsequent lockdowns, the number of patients receiving care was reduced.
The aim of this project is to evaluate and research the feedback of the patients to determine how we can provide the best care and comfort to those residing in the slum areas. In particular, we seek to address the issue of neglect of elderly patients, cancer patients, and those who are critically ill.
We hope that, through our project in the slum areas, we can provide the care and comfort these patients deserve, and ultimately improve their quality of life during this challenging stage.