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Bangladesh Red Crescent Society - Health Services

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society has been rendering health services to the people round the year as well as in time of disaster.
Currently our services are as follows:

A. Services

  • Mother and Child Health (MCH) care center: 56
  • General Hospital: 2
  • Tertiary Hospital: 1
  • Maternity Hospitals: 4
  • Eye Clinic: 2
  • OPD (Out Patient Department): 2
  • Blood Banks: 8

B. Institutions

  • Medical College: 1
  • Dental College: 1
  • Nursing College: 1
  • Diploma Nursing Training Institute: 3 
  • Midwifery Training school: 5

Location of Mother and Child Health Care centers

BDRCS has been running 56 MCH centers in 29 districts throughout the country mainly in rural and disaster-prone areas.

Services of the MCH centers

  • Ante Natal Care (ANC)
  • Normal Delivery
  • Post Natal Care (PNC)
  • Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) 
  • Family Planning 
  • General Patient (GP) care
  • First Aid (FA)
  • Health Education (HE)
  • Referral Services
  • Counseling

Service providers in each MCH centers

  • Community Midwife (CMW): 1 
  • Assistant Community Midwife (ACMW): 1 
  • Community Health Promoters (CHPs): 2 
  • Cleaner / Watchman: 1

Centre Management Committee (CMC)

All MCH has a management committee. Committee members are elites of the community. They managed their center locally in coordination with the NHQ.

Services provided in 2017

  • Normal delivery: 5524
  • Ante Natal Care (ANC):20571
  • Post Natal Care (PNC):6358
  • Referred case: 945
  • Immunization: 21025 
  • FP materials distribution: 18616 
  • General patients: 76195
  • Health Education: 102972 
  • Counselling: 19284
  • Total clients: 271490

Population Movement Operation (PMO)
Health Service

  • Mobile Medical Team, GRC, Italian Red Cross and Canadian Red Cross (CRC)
  • Japanese Red Cross, Medical Clinic & Mobile Medical Team.
  • Emergency Response Unit (ERU) 100 bed Field Hospital
  • Psychosocial Support (PSS)
  • Epidemic Control for Volunteers (ECV)

Way forward

  • Improving skills of service providers
  • Sufficient medicaments and modern equipment’s 
  • Renovation and maintenance of MCH centers 
  • Introduce proper waste management systems
  • Regular monitoring / supervision
  • Digital facilities / connectivity

Sustainability

Our target is to see all our centers are financially sustainable out of their own income.

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