Every community has people who fall ill. In Islam, we are encouraged to visit such people and not to neglect them. The extent of the importance of this can be gauged from the authentic Hadiths below:
Abu Hurayrah radiallahu anhu reports that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said: “Whomsoever visits a sick person or visits his brother for the sake of Allah Ta’ala, a caller calls out, ‘You have done good, your footsteps are blessed and you have prepared an abode in Jannah”
Imam Tirmidhi has graded the Hadith sound (hasan).
Ali radiallahu anhu narrates that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said: “When a Muslim visits a sick Muslim at dawn, seventy thousand angels make du’a of forgiveness for him till dusk. If he visits him in the evening, seventy thousand Angels make du’a of forgiveness for him till the morning, and he will be granted a garden in Jannah”