Bangladesh rickshaw driver builds clinic

Man saves money for 30 years for small hospital in remote village that now treats 300 patients each day.

    Bangladesh suffers from a severe shortage of medical facilities. Most doctors live and work in the cities, so rural folk must travel long distances for treatment. 

    One rickshaw driver, who saved for 30 years on $6 per day, founded a small hospital in the remote village of Tanhashadia. His efforts have made him a national celebrity and his clinic now treats 300 patients each day.

    Nicolas Haque reports from Tanhashadia, Bangladesh.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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