Dhaka Medical News: International Medical College & Hospital

International Medical College & Hospital (IMCH) held a program on Sunday, (31 January 2010) at the Pan Pacific Sonargao Hotel to mark completion of a decade of its successful intervention in the medical and health sector. Mr. Abul Maal Abdul Muhit MP, Finance Minister, People’s Republic of Bangladesh graced the occasion as the chief guest.

Mr. Enamul Haq Mostofa Shahid MP, Minister for Social Welfare; Professor Dr. Syed Modasser Ali, Health, Family Planning and Social Welfare Advisor to the honorable Prime Minister; Dr. Captain (Retd) Mujibur Rahman Fakir, State Minister for Health and Family Welfare; Md. Abdul Karim, Principle Secretary to the PM; Shaikh Altaf Ali, Health and Family Welfare Secretary and Prof Dr Shah Munir Hossain, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) of Bangladesh were present at the occasion. Speakers addressing at the program appreciated the success IMCH attained in one decade and called upon its authority to contribute more in the health sector.

In his welcome address, Mr. M A Mubin Khan, Deputy Managing Director, International Medicare Ltd (the wing of IMCH) informed that the institution provided 2 lac 61 thousand patients with health service and treatment at the outdoor during the decade as well as 1 lac 48 thousand more received the same at their hospital. During the period more than two and a half lac infant were vaccinated and 43 thousand patients underwent successful medical surgery.

Not only in giving medical service, the institution attained remarkable success in extending quality medical education, he added. He informed a number of 70 skilled MBBS doctors were grooved during this period.  Within next decade IMCH will grow into country’s one of the best medical institution and health service center, he hopes.

Considering the significance and necessity of quality medical education, IMCH began operating in 2000 with the approval of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The college is recognized by Bangladesh Medical & Dental Council. There are 129 teachers at the college—complying with the terms set by Dhaka University. Manned with skilled workforce and expert doctors, the hospital treats disadvantaged patients for free for 2days every week. Both the family health card holder and other patients enjoyed 30% off over their expenditure for treatment at the hospital. Besides, treatment and affiliated cost at there is comparatively lesser than most other hospitals in the capital. Poor patients are continuously provided free treatment.

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