A number of 500 destitute people received healthcare services for free at Bashundhara Ad-din Medical College and Hospital, a joint venture of the country’s business conglomerate Bashundhara Group and Ad-din Foundation.
The authorities of the hospital organised the free medical camp marking the Independence and National Day on Saturday.
Of the patients, 30 persons underwent cataract surgery while many others received ENT, gynecological and other treatments for free.
Besides, the hospital made blood group and other pathological examinations available to the insolvent people without fees. Blood donation was also an important segment of the programme.
Md Asadur Rahman, manager of the hospital, said the management arranges free medical camp marking national and international occasions at eight branches in Dhaka and other districts every year.
“It is unfortunate that many insolvent people cannot afford treatment. So, Bashundhara Ad-din Hospital arranges free medical camp for them. Nearly 500 people availed themselves of the free treatment today (Saturday).”
Apart from occasional medical camp, Bashundhara Ad-din Hospital provides quality healthcare services by specialised physicians at the cheap cost throughout the year, he opined.
The hospital adjusts the costs of the free tests, treatment and surgeries from its poor welfare fund, he opined.
Md Asadur Rahman invited other insolvent patients to the hospital to receive treatment for free and be cured of the diseases.