Life had changed for Nazma Begum who works in a garment factory in Chittagong on the 19th of September 2009 when she was run over by an over speeding car. The factory worker who was on her way home was hit by the car whose brakes hand failed. Laying semi-conscious with her legs severely injured she was rushed to the Chittagong Medical College where she spent the next month and a half. The treatment failed to yield any results and she also contracted bedsore in her legs and back lying on the hospital bed.
She was referred to the Nurture Center for Disabled and Paralyzed, Chittagong. Once admitted she was treated for the bedsores with regular dressing twice a day. Once these bedsore were treated a team of experienced doctors Nurture conducted skin grafting surgery on Nazma which brought in much relief to her as her legs did not scare her anymore.
The accident had severely damaged her legs threatening to make her bedridden for life. A poor industrial worker Nazma Begum’s life had turned dark as she couldn’t have afforded this expensive stay at the hospital. Touching Souls International in collaboration with Nurture Center for Disabled and Paralyzed has arranged for her treatment and stay at the center where she resides till date. This is a part of Touching Souls’ health care project.
Nazma is being administered physiotherapy twice daily at the Nurture Center which has yielded results. She is able to move her legs by herself these days and can sit upright in the wheelchair by herself which she couldn’t have thought of when she had come to the hospital. Her legs have also healed with the scars diminishing with time. She is very happy with the treatment that she has been administered during her stay at the Nurture Center for Disabled and Paralyzed with the doctors and the staff regularly monitoring her condition.
Touching Souls International has been actively working for the poor and the needy in some of the most backward areas of Bangladesh for the past 25 years. It has been running several health camps and facilitating cataract removal surgery, cleft lip surgery, club foot surgery, artificial limb, palliative care, maternal health, child health programs free of cost to bring a change in the lives of people who have very little access to basic health care facilities.
Apart from this the non-profit organization is also determined to help children with their education. It has been running two schools for the kids in village and in the slum. This has helped many students realize their dream of rising up in the social strata with education. It also gives scholarships to meritorious students whose schooling is cut short due to poverty and orphanage. In an effort to promote the cause of environment the charity organization is offering fellowship to journalists which take to research in the field of environmental studies.