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Mobile healthcare platform launched

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 2nd April, 2022 06:41:47 PM
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A mobile healthcare platform launched to provide basic medical support to the underprivileged communities marking the golden jubilee of country’s independence.

State Minister of Water Resources Zahid Faruk inaugurated the service of social organisation - Amader Pratiddhani Foundation (APF) as a chief guest at a function at Radision Blu Dhaka, said a news release on Saturday.

Indian High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami and Netherlands Ambassador Anne van Leeuwen, Kosovo Ambassador Guner Ureya and China’s deputy chief of mission Yan Hualong were present as guests of honour at the launching ceremony on Friday.

The social organisation launched the service under ‘Healthcare on Wheels’ to offer medical consultation, conduct clinical tests and supply medicines to people who are living in the slums area, street vendors and remote areas of Bangladesh.

State Minister Zahid Faruk appreciated the mobile healthcare service with urgency of basic medical to underprivileged communities who has little access to hospital care.

“The coronavirus pandemic has led the world to a new normal where the people prefer service at doorsteps instead of moving. The healthcare on mobility will address the challenges for ensuring medical services to hardly reach communities,” he said. 

APF Advisor Brigadier Manzoor Qader, Vice President Habibul Haque and Founder President Sanjida Bhuiyan Haque were also present at the launching ceremony.

 The ‘Healthcare on wheels’ will be mobile one stop solution for the vulnerable society who cannot reach hospital for basic health checkup.

APF President Sanjida Bhuiyan Haque said the service van will be deployed in each area as per the Bangladesh medical guidelines.

“Along with consultation space, the facilities in the transport include consulting room, a well – equipped lab with diagnostic facilities, medicine dispensation, areas to provide diagnostic care of blood, glucose, pregnancy testing and so on,” she said.

The vehicle is also equipped to create awareness programmes for child health, geriatric and communicable diseases and to educate society on various lifestyle changes that impact their health, according to the official.

The Amader Pratiddhani Foundation is a charitable organisation working on health, nutrition, education, human rights and environment since 2020.