Sajida Hospitals

SAJIDA Foundation’s health program began as a small scale operation offering basic treatment through 1 health center, 5 satellite clinics, and community health workers, in 1999. Within a short span of operation 6 new satellite clinics emerged into the program and expanded into 2 mini clinics, and 1 static center in Keraniganj offering additional services (outpatient lab). The clinics were manned by paramedics while community health workers were promoted to paramedics training. An operation theater (OT) was introduced and the center was upgraded to a 50 bed hospital with specialist services such as obstetrics/gynecology (Ob/Gyn) services. Eye care was introduced in collaboration with ORBIS international and the hospital added 20 more beds in 2006. Garnering the experience, a second hospital was established in Narayanganj with 10 beds in 2008 and was expanded to 70 beds in 2010. The hospitals were restructured to be established as multidisciplinary secondary care hospitals with added specialist services and the Keraniganj hospital was expanded to 100 beds in 2011. In 2016 a new ICU unit has been set up for neonatal and children at the Keraniganj hospital to cater undeterred service to the community.

SAJIDA Foundation’s two multidisciplinary secondary care hospitals (in Narayanganj with 70 beds and Keraniganj with 100) now roof comprehensive medical, surgical, and diagnostic facilities. Both hospitals espouse the principle of standardizing quality care at affordable costs, all the while ensuring that clients feel welcome and valued as patients. The hospitals maintain a public and easily understood price list for its treatments; this too ensures that patients can access wellness therapies without fear of ambiguous treatment charges.

The hospitals are fully equipped with modern facilities and qualified doctors, nurses, and paramedics, with multidisciplinary and specialist therapies including surgery, Ob/Gyn, child and neonatal care, medicine, eye care, ear, nose and throat (ENT), and 24 hours emergency care. SAJIDA Foundation hospitals also provide family planning and immunization services in alliance with governmental associates.

SAJIDA Foundation has acquired land and commenced the construction of a third multidisciplinary secondary care hospital. This 150 bed hospital, located in Board Bazar of Gazipur, is to be equipped with an intensive care unit (ICU) and a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). This hospital is being designed to integrate departments for endocrinology and eye care alongside other specialist duties. Plans are also underway for a smaller twenty bed healthcare center in Mouchak, Gazipur which will specialize in elderly care.

Inpatient services

Inpatient therapies include medicinal remedies, surgeries, and obstetrics and gynecological (Ob/Gyn) care. Surgeries conducted include general, ophthalmic (including cataract), orthopedic, and ENT surgeries. Ob/Gyn support at the hospital includes natural child birth, child birth through caesarean sections, emergency obstetric care (EOC), and gynecological treatments and surgeries. Post-natal care, including photo therapy and incubator facilities, is also available. Patients admitted to the hospitals are furnished with the option of general beds, air-conditioned cabins, or non-air-conditioned cabins.

Nurses, paramedics, Medical Officers, and Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) oversee patients during their stay. All consultants make daily rounds to observe convalescents and instruct medical officers and nurses in maintaining a high standard of care. On-call consultants are also available when necessary to convey in-patient care.

Outpatient Services

Outpatient remediation includes general consultations and treatments by general physicians, as well as specialist consultants, all accessible at affordable prices in a client-friendly environment. These remedial catalogs are obtainable twelve hours a day, seven days a week. Consultant schedules and fees are displayed throughout the hospital at appropriate locations. Hospitals also offer dental care, advanced physiotherapy, and governmentally supported family planning divisions.

Diagnostic Facilities

The hospitals are equipped with all diagnostic facilities required of secondary care hospitals. Each hospital has a standard laboratory that offers modern pathology, bio-chemistry, and microbiological diagnostics. Ultrasonography, digital X-ray, and echocardiography are also available. Senior consultants work on daily basis at both hospital laboratories to monitor and offer guidance to laboratory technologists, ensuring quality in laboratory reports.

Pricing of Hospital Services and Health Cards

With the goal of making healthcare at the hospitals accessible to patients from all socio-economic backgrounds, ministration rates and consultations fees are fixed at affordable levels after reviews and analyses are made of rates at surrounding non-government hospitals. These rates are reviewed on regular intervals. No commissions are paid to doctors or others stakeholders.

In order to remove the uncertainty of in-patient costs associated with surgery, SAJIDA Foundation has developed a packaged pricing methodology. The package deals offer fixed prices for each in-patient session, inclusive of all costs. The costs covered by packaged offerings include those of: pre-operative, operative, and post-operative procedures, as well as laboratory tests and hospital stays. The affordable bundled prices ensure that hospitals assume full financial responsibility for patient care, from admission to discharge, without subjecting clients to additional costs or hidden charges. Package prices are displayed at the reception and in other areas of the hospitals. This transparent nature of treatment costs at the hospital allows patients to access health care without unnecessary delay.

Members of SAJIDA Foundation microfinance programs profit from discounted rates for hospitals packages. Patients also have the option of choosing between packages that offer in-house consultant remedies (at a low cost) or those administered by external consultants (usually at a higher cost).

Foundation hospitals have also introduced a health cards system. Under this system, an individual can obtain a health card for the nominal annual fee of BDT 150. The health card allows the cardholder access to free consultations from general physicians, and discounts on specialist attention, diagnostics, and surgeries.

New Fee Schedule for Hospital (Click to download)