During our family holiday in Oct 2022 I was fortunate enough to be given a guided tour of Bangrilla Hospital, I was very impressed by the facilities on a number of levels. [expander_maker id=”1″ more=”Read more” less=”Read less”] The cleanliness of the Hospital is better than the standard in some UK hospitals and the staff greet and deal with you with respect. The variety of different health facilities available was impressive and the fact they operate to serve and support the under privileged at no cost (nominal fee) makes this an incredible institution with a great Niyyah. Allah works in mysterious ways and within a 10 days of my guided visit I was returning to the Hospital but this time as a concerned parent for my 3 year old son. During the 10 days my little Boy Zakariya had fallen quite ill and was very lethargic and completely off his food and drink, as you can imagine this was very concerning for my wife & I as this was his first trip abroad, we had taken him to see a local doctor a few days into him falling ill in Chakswari who asked what medication we had been giving him (Calpol 3 times a day for 3/4 days), the Doctor gave him a quick once over and said its nothing to worry about and to continue with the Calpol which we did. Unfortunately his condition had not improved after a couple of days and so when passing through we took the opportunity to visit Bangrilla Hospital shortly after 1800. We were checked in at reception and had a very short wait and were seen by the on call doctor, she asked a number of questions relating to Zakariya condition and proceeded to carry out a physical checks on him (this was not done by the Chakswari doctor), following this she wrote up a short report of the visit and advised that Zakariya had an infection and would need a round of antibiotics – we were then passed back to reception where we was able to purchase the medicine needed, at a very low and reasonable cost. As a UK Citizen who is not eligible for Zakat I did make a donation at the reception for the services that we were able to use and I urge you all to do the same if you ever visit the hospital! Alhamdulillah within a couple of days of taking the antibiotics I could see a marked improvement within my Son and by the end of the course he was back to his normal self.
This Hospital has helped so many people in need, the majority of which can not afford the medical bills so it is key that we all play our part. I have made a commitment inshaAllah to do a collection during Ramadan and hope you will do the same and more!