Village Doctors in rural regions, are often struggling for money to help purchase medical supplies. In their daily administering to the sick, they outreach to many outlying rural areas suffering huge levels of poverty. It is here the truth of poverty impact really becomes understood. From malnourished children, unattended wounds, dehydration in the heat, hyperthermia in winter along with high levels of thyroid and kidney dysfunction all add to the mammoth task of keeping a Village well.
Their clinic facilities, if they are even lucky to have one, are far more basic than most first world countries can ever imagine. The facilities are more like a field hospital in the middle of a war zone, where makeshift devices are created to function in the same role as a modern appliance. Hygiene is difficult to maintain as patient awareness is strictly limited and equipment is often of low grade.Often a doctor’s family life is pushed to levels of financial struggle in line with their patients. Most patients can't pay, yet need the help. They can feel overworked and powerless in the daily survival struggle to support their community effectively. They don't get governmental support.