Healthcare has advanced quite a fair bit in the 21st century. Our forefathers could not have dreamed of treatments available, so tremendous has been the march of science so far. However, the sad reality is that these wonderful treatments are costly. Things can get very tense sometimes, a tragic phenomenon that begs the question: are there any options for patients to consider for financial support? It is precisely this question that we will answer in this brief as well!
A Support System Must Always Be In Place!
COVID-19 pandemic has taught us many valuable lessons. The best lesson we learned is the collective bond that keeps us humans sane. Our ability to sympathize and empathize in times of distress and disaster is a quality that we can all be super proud of, anytime. Helping hands emerge from nowhere and provide comfort and relief when things look bleak and hopeless. Take the example of less privileged patients who cannot afford their treatment. How can we help these people in distress? What are how we can offer financial support to such patients? We answer many such questions in this brief!
Is It Only State’s Responsibility to Help Poor Patients?
A state is responsible for how its residents are faring in life. The state must provide most of the basic life amenities to its citizens without any taxes. However, this is an ideal situation, and sometimes, we tend to forget the ground realities. In less developing and developed countries, the state doesn’t have enough resources at its disposal. Hence, it cannot cater to the need of every citizen. The sad fact doesn’t liberate the state from its duties, though. It must make all the efforts to ensure that its citizens get all the basic amenities of life, including accessible healthcare facilities. But in an event where the state fails to meet its responsibilities, the citizens and community must play a part in helping the underprivileged.
How to Help the Underprivileged Patients?
An important question arises here. What are how one can help a patient? One of the most significant needs of a patient is a support system around him. They might be needing company all the time to dispel the negative thoughts from their mind. So if it is someone in your family or friends passing through such a period, spending time with them can make all the difference in the world. You can also take care of things at home or work while they are sick. The most important thing for any patient from an underprivileged background is to fund their treatment. So, if you think that you can help such a patient by offering them financial assistance, don’t hesitate to do that!
Islamic Charities and How They Can Help the Poor Patients?
Islam believes in the circulation of wealth. Whenever wealth becomes locked up in the vaults of the rich ones, the situation will lead to financial stagnancy. Islam considers this as poison to economic welfare and stability. Hence, the different forms of charities in Islam are essential since they ensure that wealth exchanges hands. Once that starts happening, you can rest assured that people won’t die of hunger or beg for the basic amenities of life. Healthcare is not an exception to this; Islamic charities like Zakat, Fitrana, or Sadaqah can be super helpful in giving someone a second chance at life. More of these charities are needed if Islamic societies and communities take better care of their sick ones. The donation amounts increase by a tremendous degree during the holy month of Ramadan; Muslims from all over the world donate as much as they can to seek Allah (SWT)’s forgiveness. The more, the better for patients, though!
Christmas & New Year: A Perfect Time to Help Patients
The spirit of generosity is at its peak during the Christmas holidays and the New Year celebrations. People worldwide tend to donate more during the aforementioned periods. The healthcare sector benefits from this positive transformation as well. NGOs, INGOs, and trust organizations that work tirelessly for the welfare of poor patients double their efforts these days.
Regardless of the week of the year, if you are thinking about donating to a particular charity or trust organization, then one name that you can consider is Transparent Hands. We talk more about this organization in the next section of the discussion.
How Transparent Hands Provides Support to Patients?
Let us familiarize you a bit with this organization’s doings in the concluding remarks of this discussion. There is no platform bigger than Transparent Hands in Pakistan regarding crowdfunding for health. The range of healthcare services offered by Transparent Hands is astoundingly vast. From medical and surgical treatments to medical camps and telehealth facilities, the NGO makes sure that the underprivileged Pakistanis have access to quality healthcare services. The NGO believes in creating a patient-donor bond while making sure that the protocols of transparency aren’t breached at any point. The NGO realizes the need for free medical camps in rural areas. Hence it actively sets up such centers as well. To donate, donors can log in to the Transparent Hands crowdfunding web portal from anywhere in the world. Payment modes are one hundred percent secure. Every donor has absolute freedom in selecting and funding patients of their choice. The NGO makes sure that regular updates until complete recovery are sent to the concerned donor.
That would be all for now. It is time to wrap up things from this debate, but please don’t forget the lessons that you may have learned from these lines. As humans, it is our collective responsibility to extend a helping hand to those who cannot afford medical treatment. The need becomes pronounced in Pakistan, where there is too much pressure on the healthcare sector. Now that you know how tough things are for some patients, maybe helping them will be a new year resolution for you in 2022! Let us say goodbye on that optimistic note!