GFA World’s Bridge of Hope Program Providing Free Medical Exams for Hundreds

A doctor checks a patient’s blood pressure at a medical camp organized at a Bridge of Hope center.

GFA World’s Bridge of Hope Program is designed to support young students across Asia as they grow into adulthood. The program provides free educational tutoring, school supplies, clothing and a hot meal—which their families might not be able to afford otherwise. It also assists children and their families by providing personal hygiene resources and medical checkups.

One Bridge of Hope center hosted a medical camp before the pandemic, during which more than 450 people received free health care in a single day.

A Day of Doctors’ Visits

At 9:30 a.m., six doctors and two pharmacists began seeing patients. Bridge of Hope students lined up with their parents and neighbors to see the medical professionals for various ailments and health checkups.

For the next seven and a half hours, the doctors examined the villagers and prescribed medicines, while the pharmacists assisted in administering medication. The medical staff graciously volunteered their time to treat conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, cataracts, high cholesterol, skin rashes and vitamin deficiencies. Doctors also provided medical care for patients wrestling with heart and lung problems.

Bridge of Hope staff were on hand throughout the day to assist the medical staff and to help keep the camp running smoothly.

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SOURCE: Assist News Service

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