Fertility hospital turns blessing for the poor women

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DHAKA, June 04, 2020 (BSS)- Mohammadpur Fertility Services and Training
Centre (MFSTC) located at Aurangzeb road in the capital has become the
blessings for the poor women as they are getting free of cost delivery services and other women affairs treatment.

Patients have to pay Taka 10 only for admission in the hospital. There is
no other cost for any health services including cesarean delivery, where
patients have to cost around Tk 30,000-60,000 in an average at any hospital
in Dhaka.

A total of 3,085 mothers delivered their babies here during the six months from
July 2019-December 2019. Of them, 1,501 were normal delivery and 1,584
cesarean.

The hospital includes 24 hour ambulance service, pharmacy, central oxygen
supply, blood Bank and social welfare department. There are fully furnished 37
rooms available including eight VIP cabins with all modern facilities,
including arrangement of food.

It was established as a special project in 1974 with financial assistance from
Pathfinder Fund for the purpose of delivering integrated family
planning services under one roof. This was the first centre in Bangladesh of
this nature.

This is the centre where MR services in Bangladesh was first initiated,
nurtured and attained its maturity. It also has started providing Post
Abortion Care (PAC) services which is in fact serving all complications of
MR/ abortion.

Out of all clients those visit this centre each year, 80 percent are
from the lower and middle income bracket as they also get quality counseling, record keeping and follow-up services.

Considering the need and demand of the locality, government upgraded this
MFSTC to 100 bedded Mother and Child Health Hospital. On 10 October, 2010,
the hospital has started providing Normal Delivery services including C/S
(Caesarean Section) along with the existing services. The newly built
hospital has a capacity of 72 beds for Obstetric and 28 beds for Neo-Nate
Children.

Infertility services as special service has also been provided patients those
who have been suffering from infertility. Initially basic treatments are
given to the clients.

The ultimate goal of this institute is to improve the
health and nutritional status of mother and children and also to achieve of
family planning target of Bangladesh.

MFSTC Director Dr. Md. Muniruzzaman Siddiqui told this correspondent that
they are trying to make brand this institution as a role model in the country
by providing health services to the mothers.

“We take all necessary steps for a pregnant woman. Our doctors have been
given instruction to try their level best for normal delivery. For our
dedicated services, its reputation is being spread many places in the capital
and the number of patients are being increased daily,” he said.

Important service of thet hospital is to provide birth control injection, insertion/removal, intra-uterine device (IUD) insertion/removal, male and female sterilization, USG guided removal of missing implant IUCD, ante natal care (ANC), immunization including hepatitis-B vaccine, adolescent reproductive health care, RTI and STI Services, VIA (visual inspection of cervix with acetic acid), breast cancer
screening, management and treatment of referral cases.

A woman named Jonaki Akter, who became mother a few days ago at the hospital,
said, “I am very much pleased by getting service at MFSTC. All doctors and
nurses including director sir were cordial to me. By dint of their well
behave and services, my baby saw the light of the world. I am so grateful to
them”.

Dr. Maksuda Begum, Deputy Director of MFSTC said people of all walks of life
come this hospital as they bank on this institution. Not only the poor and ultra
poor women but also rich and high society women come here daily for our free of cost
outstanding services.

Recently, pain relief delivery system has been introduced in the hospital and 2-3 babies delivered daily by this service, she added.

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