Last autumn, Care Goup Head of Primary Care Development, Maju Miah began a fundraising campaign for an upcoming trip to Bangladesh with Remote Medical Relief (RMR) to set up medical camps in remote villages around the Sylhet district.
Remote Medical Relief (RMR) is an incredible healthcare charity that provides free medical care and medications to impoverished villages worldwide.
In January, Maju joined the team on a relief effort to Bangladesh and shared his experiences below.
It's with a feeling of awe and admiration that I reflect on my recent trip to Bangladesh with RMR. I was so inspired by my trip, and I hope that this reflection will encourage others to get involved and help make a difference in the lives of those in need.
My journey into RMR healthcare began with a jubilant welcome from the inhabitants and the professional staff. I was truly gratified by their cordiality. It made me feel part of something bigger than myself, reassuring me that our work here was meaningful.
It was truly remarkable to witness the profound impact natural occurrences had on the populace. Through firsthand experience, I can attest to the fact that drastic changes in their day-to-day lives were undeniable and impossible to ignore. The effects of devastating natural events stood as a stark reminder of how vulnerable we are to the whims of nature. Unyielding forces, oftentimes beyond our control, leave one humbled and awestruck.
The RMR healthcare workers diligently provided medical care to the villagers; their altruistic gestures alleviated much of the suffering and distress. Each patient was treated with meticulous sympathy, their ailments examined in depth before they were prescribed medications and interventions tailored for them specifically. During their time there, the professionals' compassion created a palpable atmosphere of solace, bringing comfort to those who had been afflicted for far too long.
I was humbled by the simplicity and graciousness of the people I encountered. Despite my initial apprehensions of unfamiliarity, I soon found myself ensconced in a vibrant community that revealed itself to be compassionate. Every interaction with locals served as a reminder of humanity's capacity for kindness and goodwill, reaffirming my faith in human decency.
It was an unforgettable experience that I will never forget. The resilience and courage the locals showed despite their difficult circumstances was inspiring. It was a life-changing experience that has motivated me to get involved with emergency medical relief and help make a difference in the lives of people in need.