Nestled on the banks of a river in the impoverished region of Mirzapur, Tangail, the hospital stands as a glorious model of philanthropy. It is one of the welfare institutions established by the founder of KWT, Rai Bahadur Ranada Prasad Shaha. It is a shining example for those who want to improve the situations of impoverished Bangladeshis. Kumudini Hospital along with its affiliated institutions is almost seventy years old and the institution has grown in its scope of philanthropic activities throughout this period. The Hospital started its journey as a dispensary and outdoor facility in 1938. On July 27, 1944 Kumudini Hospital with 750-bed facility was inaugurated by the then Governor of Bengal, Lord R G Casey. In a written address to the guests at the inauguration, Lord Casey summed up the spirit of the endeavor: “I have come here today because I feel that this hospital affords a high example of what can be done when the initiative, enterprise and public spirit of one man are directed towards the welfare and the well being of the community.”
Kumudini hospital provides free treatment to all those who are unable to afford medical care. It provides treatment for almost all types of diseases. The hospital has its own laboratory with necessary diagnostic facilities. In addition, the laboratory has research and training facilities. The hospital has separate units in Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics, Eye, ENT, Pediatrics and Dentistry. There are plans to establish modern Cardiac Centre, ICU, Nephrology Centre, and Trauma Centre in the near future. The hospital units contribute directly to the hands-on teaching of the medical students.
Apart from the general services, the Hospital has a Village Outreach Program which consists of doctors and nurses who periodically visit nearby villages to train the villagers on midwifery, family planning, breastfeeding, sanitation, antenatal and general health awareness. Patients from all over Bangladesh come here for a free health service of a high standard which is not available anywhere else in the country.
From inception the Hospital provided services totally free of all charges. Since 1993 the Trust started a Patients’ Participation Program. To avail all sorts of outdoor facilities Outpatients (those not requiring hospitalization) have to buy a card worth Tk.10 only which is valid for 3 months. Hospitalized patients do not have to bear the cost of bed charges, the three daily meals or any other services provided to them. Above all a distinctive aspect of Kumudini Hospital is its cleanliness and beautiful environment.
Hospital Building Complex
Hospital Building Complex is located in a three storied structure having an area of 131,300 sqft. It accommodates 750 beds with the following: • Hospital Administrative Office • Department of Internal Medicine • Department of Surgery • Department Gynecology & Obstetrics • Department Pediatrics • CCU • Department of Ophthalmology • Department of ENT • Department of Radiology • Department of Dentistry • Operation Theatre Complex • Doctors’ Rest Room • Central Store
The main hospital building accommodates various departments and service rooms required for smooth operation of the hospital. Altogether 750 beds are distributed in different disciplines, like Medicine, Surgery, Gynae & Obs, Eye, ENT, Pediatrics and Dentistry. The facilities contributing to the clinical teaching and treatment of patients also include the support services of Pathology, Microbiology and Imaging department.
It has an outpatient department providing services to an average of 800-1000 patients every day. Patients are required to pay Tk.10 (ten) only to meet treatment cost and the ticket is valid for 3 (three) months from the date of purchase.
Bed Arrangement of the Hospital:
|4.||Eye & ENT||40 Beds|
|7.||Diarrhea Ward||48 Beds|
|8.||Infectious Disease Ward||44 Beds|