• VERC, B30, Ekhlas Uddin Khan Road, Anandapur, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • (+88) 02 7742029
  • verc@bangla.net

VERC Mother & Child Hospital, Savar, Dhaka and Mirsarai, Chattagram

Since early nineties, VERC had been working on mother and child health with overseas donor support and the then BPHC was one of them. The services were aimed at meeting the MCH service needs that the Government health services could not meet adequately. To this effect, VERC had a coalition with the GoB service providers supported by community based trained volunteers across Savar, Singair, Aminbazar etc. The efforts were successful in establishing a reputation of VERC in the area which faced a setback with the phasing out of project focused activities, Later on based on the experience, inspiration of the volunteers and demand for MCH services from the communities, VERC took initiative to organize a mechanism so that the mothers in the noted areas can have access to quality services at affordable cost. To this effect, a Mother and Child Hospital was established in 2004 and continuing rendering services to the poor and marginalized people in Savar, Dhaka. The hospital based curative services are linked with the communities through a pool of volunteers with the experience of working with VERC for long. This network helps ensuring ANC/PNC services, safe delivery and treatment support in general ailments. This program is now running in the area in a sustainable manner.
VERC experience and successes as noted above has encouraged VERC to extend similar service delivery mechanism in Mirsarai, Chittagong when an overseas supported health project was phased out in 2013. The present service provisions available with the hospitals includes services like – ANC/PNC, normal delivery, caesarean operation, general treatment, pathology, ultra-sonogram, ECG and all kinds of easy to manage surgical operation. Health services are provided to VERC beneficiaries from these hospitals at a subsidized rate and offering grant support to deserving poor patients. To this effect, VERC staff members make a generous contribution to the subsidy fund on a regular basis.
Watsan & Technology Section is responsible for planning and managing the program as a corporate social responsibility

Services available with Savar Hospital: Three MBBS (one consultant and two full time residential medical officers) doctors specially trained on maternal & child health is available to render outdoor services every day. For indoor treatment of patients 10 beds are available with an air conditioned operation theatre, a safe delivery room, an observation room and a post operative care room in the hospital. The hospital has also manager, counsellor, lab technicians, diploma nurses and paramedics to provide counselling to pregnant mothers, postnatal mothers and eligible couples for recommending FP methods. Immunization program is carried out in collaboration with Savar Pourasava through Savar upazila health complex. Besides this free health camps were arranged by the hospital in Savar, Kaliakoir, Singair and Sonargoan upazilas as regular activity. Every health related international and national days are also observed by the hospital.

Savar Hospital services at a glance


Particulars July 2016 to June 2017 July 2017 to June 2018
Outdoor 2,630 2538
Normal Delivery 53 78
LUCS (Caesarean Operation) 962 967
Other Operation 40 32
M.R. 61 35
D.E & C 29 33
Pathology 3,293 3346
USG 2,063 2377
Child Patients 350 445
Health Card (ANC) 872 405
EPI 1,926 2132
Total 12,279 12388

Services available with Mirsarai Hospital: The hospital provides both indoor and outdoor services to the patients coming from Mirsarai and adjoining areas. One MBBS doctor specially trained on maternal & child health is available to render outdoor services every day. There are also manager, counsellor, lab technicians, diploma nurses and paramedics to provide counselling to pregnant mothers, postnatal mothers and eligible couples for recommending FP methods.
The hospital at Mirsarai is equipped with ambulance, pathology lab and patient beds with doctors and other supporting staff.

Mirsarai Hospital services at a glance


Particulars July 2016 to June 2017 July 2017 to June 2018
Outdoor 984 1636
Normal Delivery 70 75
LUCS (Caesarean Operation) 40 155
Other Operation 10 00
M.R. 15 00
D.E & C 10 19
Pathology 240 840
USG 245 791
Total 1,614 3516