The Vision of the A. K. Khan Healthcare Trust

Bangladesh is the most densely populated country in the world and is the eighth most populated country of the world.  Even though it has high level of maternal and neo-natal mortality rate,   Bangladesh is one of the few developing countries which has met the Millennium Development Goals 4 (To reduce child mortality) and 5 (To improve maternal health). 

It was a dream of late Mr. A. K. Khan, the founder of the A. K. Khan & Co, to setup a modern non-profit mother and child care center for the people of Chittagong. The family (Children of Late Mr. A K Khan) now wishes to materialize and fulfill his dream by establishing the A K Khan Healthcare Center of Excellence. 

The A K Khan Healthcare Trust wants to start its healthcare initiative focusing on this key area and build a 50-bed mother and childcare hospital with provision to expand into a 250-bed Hospital.

Proposed Structure of the Maternal Center of Excellence

  • 50-bed mother and child care center to be established on land already dedicated for this purpose in the outskirts of Chittagong city limits.  Eventually this 50-bed hospital will be expanded into 250-bed specialty care hospital.  The expanded wing will have a cardiac, oncology and a burn unit.  
  1. Antenatal care, intrapartum labor and delivery, surgical services as needed postpartum and a neonatal care using the Magnet status criteria of the Neonatal Care (NNC) and based on standards of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing as well as the nursing standard of care at Massachusetts General Hospital.
  2. Ideally, midwifery wellness model with the Physician support/oversight and care of complications.
  3. Staffing: nurses, midwives and doctors, utilizing a Western model of nursing care with obstetricians and midwives as providers and nurses providing continuous surveillance, monitoring and evaluation.
  4. Will integrate the cultural values of the Bangladesh population.
  5. Other services:  lab, blood bank, pharmacy, housekeeping, secretarial/administration/computer tech support, dietary.
  6. The obstetrical nursing care model will be guided by a US trained master’s prepared nurse based in Bangladesh and the program director.
  7. While the hospital is a charitable hospital, will also be designed to accommodate the wealthy and poor alike.

 

  • “Care on Wheels” program (CoW) will provide cervical cancer screening, early detection and treatment, breast cancer screening, oral cancer screening, antenatal care and high risk pregnancy evaluation and will provide neonatal care for those women who deliver at home.
  1. The antenatal care will be directed at screening, education and identifying women at risk.
  2. Neonatal care will be aimed at diagnosing, treating and referring high risk infants from 24hr life evaluation followed by 28 day of life continued evaluation and management.
  3. Education regarding the well being of mother and child will be very important. The critical needs for women are community education on prenatal care, signs and symptoms of complications of pregnancy, encouraging use of skilled birth attendants at delivery and the care of the newborn. 
  4. Will screen men, women and children to identify and treat non communicable disease.
  5. Will screen young women for cervical cancer screening and treatment.

 

A K Khan Healthcare Trust believes that the development of Healthcare facilities and the healthcare workers are critical for the development of Bangladesh.  Affordable healthcare for all was a dream of Late Mr. A K Khan, the Trust is now trying to fulfill that dream. 

A K Khan Healthcare Trust has received commitment of cooperation from various individuals with impeccable credentials.   World renowned non-profit hospitals, nursing colleges (Massachusetts General Hospital of the Harvard Medical School, Simmons Nursing School) and the fortune five-hundred companies with the AAA rating (Johnson n Johnson medical) have extended support.  The A K Khan Healthcare Center of Excellence will provide state-of-the-art treatment in Bangladesh in all disciplines of the medical field and the Trust has been working tirelessly for last three years to fulfill that vision. 

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