Jaseng Medical, Foundation paid for surgery for a young Bangladeshi
Jaseng Medical Foundation paid for surgery for a young Bangladeshi
Date: November 25, 2019
The Jaseng Medical Foundation (Chairman Park Byung-mo) heard the story of a young Bangladeshi man named Peter (21), who could not afford to receive surgery, and opted to pay for the entire surgery. Peter successfully received surgery and went back to his home country.
We heard the story of Peter (21) from a Korean volunteer who saw him struggling with his disease at a local social welfare center and asked for help from the Jaseng Medical Foundation. Peter, who is an orphan, found it difficult to move around as his legs were different in length due to a problem in both hip joints. He even had finger deformities. Even though the pain was severe from this complex condition, he told us that he endured pain only with some painkillers due to his poor financial condition. Upon hearing this story, the Jaseng Medical Foundation paid for the 1st and 2nd surgeries and hospitalization expenses, which amounted to KRW 50 million.
It was not the first time that the Jaseng Medical Foundation shared some compassion with people in need. In February, we also treated a patient with a herniated disc, who relied on Korea’s social welfare program. This patient kept delaying treatment due to high imaging examination expenses like MRI and eventually got a herniated disc. It had gotten worse to the point that he could not work anymore, which made him rely on the social welfare program. Upon hearing this story, the Jaseng Medical Foundation paid for all his healthcare expenses and Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine treated him.
▲ Chairman Park Byung-mo of Jaseng Medical Foundation and Peter, a young Bangladeshi, pose for a photo.
Chairman Park Byung-mo of Jaseng Medical Foundation stated, “As he successfully completed surgery and went back to Bangladesh, I sincerely hope that he has some good memories about Korea and stays safe and healthy. Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine meets patients from all across the country. And our health professionals travel around the world and listen to difficulties experienced by various patients. The Jaseng Medical Foundation will always think deeply about how to help patients and take action as the country’s largest Korean medicine foundation for the public good.”
Meanwhile, the Jaseng Medical Foundation has 20 Jaseng hospitals and clinics nationwide and treats patients with spine and joint diseases. Profits from our medical business are given back to society through academic research activities, scholarship programs, and medical volunteering, which serve as target projects as a foundation for the public good.
Source: Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine