Marie Stopes Bangladesh opens premium maternity hospital in Mirpur
With a vision to provide quality maternity healthcare services, Marie Stopes Bangladesh (MSB) has taken the initiative to open a maternity hospital in Mirpur to serve its clients.
Marie Stopes Bangladesh, an affiliate of MSI Reproductive Choices that operates in 37 countries around the world, has dedicated themselves in improving sexual and reproductive health of women, men and adolescents across Bangladesh for the past three decades. In 1988, they started off with contraception and family planning services and since then, have opened 40 clinics in 28 districts, out of which 7 are maternity hospitals. They strictly adhere to International Quality protocols that are followed by Marie Stopes Clinics. This is monitored by teams at Head Quarters in the UK and by their own quality monitoring team at Marie Stopes Bangladesh Head Quarters in Dhaka.
During a conversation, Kishwar Imdad, Country Director, Marie Stopes Bangladesh, told The Daily Star about MSB's premium maternity hospital, which was established to provide premium services to clients who require extra facilities and benefits. This income would support Marie Stopes Bangladesh to be a sustainable organisation and not be dependent on donor funding.
The premium maternity hospital of Marie Stopes Bangladesh promises improved facilities that includes, among others, a pharmacy where medicines are stored at proper temperatures with zero possibilities of expired or counterfeit medicines. In addition, there is a five per cent discount on all medicines purchased from their pharmacy.
Proficient consultants and counsellors tend to patients' physical and mental health along with a nutritionist to guide the mothers through the dos and don'ts of pregnancy diet. Furthermore, there is also a feedback box which helps them to understand their clients better and customise their services according to their feedback.
'Professional maternal healthcare services are essential to bring down maternal mortality and infant mortality rates', said Kishwar Imdad.
The clinic was launched on 4 June by Dr Naushad Faiz, Vice-Chairperson, Board of Directors, Marie Stopes Bangladesh; Kishwar Imdad chaired the opening ceremony.
With spacious air-conditioned rooms and developed Operation Theatre facilities, Marie Stopes Bangladesh celebrates the beginning of a hopeful journey towards a healthier nation.
The Marie Stopes Bangladesh premium maternity clinic is located in House #02, Road #04, Block #A, Section #10, Mirpur.