Doctors set to help poor patients in rural areas of Eastern Cape for free

Doctors set to help poor patients in rural areas of Eastern Cape for free

- A NGO consisting of medical physicians would be tending to the poor in Eastern Cape

- According to the organisations chairperson, they would give medical attention to over 250 children

- Including the children who suffer from cerebral palsy

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It is no secret medical care can be expensive, and a lot of people do not get the help they need because they can not afford it.

So, 37 doctors from the Vision Medical Suite, a non-profit organisation, decided to give back to the community and help put the poor.

During the upcoming weekend, the doctors would give medical care to the poor on rural areas of the Eastern Cape.

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It was not the first time the NGO offered their services. According to their chairperson Hashiem da Costa, they have been helping out since 2013.

“Our vision is a South Africa where access to proper, high-quality care is determined by needs, and not financial ability, as well as a South Africa where all in medical need are treated with passion, dignity and compassion. We value, wellness and health, passion, dignity, excellence and service.”, da Costa said.
“We render free medical services to orphanages, shelters for women and children and special needs centres and old age homes. We treat all the patients as private patients.”

According to the chairperson, this long weekend the doctors would tend to over 250 children, some of which has cerebral palsy.

The organisation functions with the help of private donors since they lack sponsors in the corporate industry.

“We felt that most institutions prioritise food and clothing, and medical was not as focused on. We felt there was a need for that. The model of our organisation is that people render their skills and they come and give their time.”

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