Primary Health Care Support Project
Addressing the health care need of Micro –finance clients, BASTOB started a primary health care project with the financial supports of Anukul Foundation – MDF, a partner organization of BASTOB. BASTOB started this project naming it BASTOB Health Care Service Centre (BHCSC).The major objectives of the project is to provide primary health care support to BASTOB microfinance clients as well as the local community people. The project is located in Baharchora, Cox’s Bazar Sadar and run by two female staffs: one by a Paramedic Doctor and the other by a midwife. Necessary medicine is provided to poor patients at a minimum cost. The paramedic Doctor mainly provides prescription to the ordinary patients. The complex and serious patients she refers to Government and Private Hospitals. BHCSC also provides health awareness support to microfinance clients as well as the local community people.
The project started in October 2011 and completed its two years in September 2013. The third year of the project started in October 2013. From March 2014, the project has been shifted to Dhaka under its Badaldi branch in Turag Thana.