The poor people in the DISA’s operational areas are financially not capable to get proper emergency curative care during their sudden sickness. Owing to that they become more sick and lose their physical capacity to work, which is the only way to support their livelihood. In this way, the poverty level of their households becomes worse. But emergency financial support for required curative care from the health installations of the Government or of the non-government agencies may help them to overcome the difficulty to survive and consequently contribute for nation building.
In order to show the way of rendering emergency health care support to the sick people in the areas of operation of DISA, the agency initiated an action to extend financial support in the form of a short term loan as required to such unfortunate people for getting emergency medical care and other support services. The criteria followed for selecting such people were as follows:
1. Regular member of the MFP
2. Spouse and child of the regular member of the MFP
Under this program, during July 2015 to October 2016, DISA provided health services to 150 persons including 73 VO members and 77 spouses of VO members. A total of Tk. 8,17,500 with maximum amount Tk.10,000 to an individual was given for the emergency health care. Common emergency health problems were road accident, neurological breakdown, coronary attack, physical disability, urinary complication, orthopedics problem and other fatal diseases.