SAJIDA Foundation Partners with Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to Help Battle Surging Rise of COVID Patients in Chuadanga and Pabna

(Dhaka, 19.07.2021): SAJIDA Foundation signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 17th July 2021 and 18th July 2021. The first was signed at the office of Dr. A. S. M. Maruf Hasan, Civil Surgeon cum Superintendent, Sadar Hospital, Chuadanga (DGHS) and the other at the office of Dr. Saleh Muhammad Ali, Assistant Director (Acting), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHWF), Pabna town.

According to the agreements, SAJIDA will be responsible to deploy critical equipment, logistic support, an experienced pool of healthcare professionals and administrative staff to the 150-bed Sadar Hospital, Chuadanga (DGHS) and the 250-bed General Hospital, Pabna to assist in the care of COVID-19 patients. This includes, setting up ICU and HDU units with a team of 113 people, at the two hospitals, over an initial 2 months.

Dr. Md. Tariqul Islam, Director- Health, SAJIDA Foundation said: “SAJIDA’s medical team has amassed invaluable knowledge and experience whilst treating COVID positive patients since the beginning of the pandemic at SAJIDA Hospitals in Narayanganj and Keraniganj. We will leverage our experience to tackle the adversities in Pabna and Chuadanga.”

Zahida Fizza Kabir, CEO, SAJIDA Foundation, said: “I thank DGHS and our partners for their support, faith in our team and enabling us to utilise our resources to serve those affected in Chuadanga and Pabna. Such collective action will bring meaningful difference in the ground.”

SAJIDA Foundation is a value-driven non-government organization, established by Mr. Syed Humayun Kabir with a mandate to ensure health, happiness and dignity for all. SAJIDA is currently operating a 28-bed COVID-19 unit, with a 6-bed ICU and semi critical units with central oxygen supply at SAJIDA Hospital, Keraniganj. It has also deployed a 50-member healthcare team to support 250-bed General Hospital in Jashore. Previously operated a 50-bed COVID-19 dedicated hospital at Narayanganj under an MOU with DGHS to provide free treatment to 1,022 patients from March 2020 until January 2021.