History of MCHTI

In 1953: Started with 20 beds hospital by the joint initiative of UNICEF and WHO. Its main objective was limited MCH services, training of Lady Health Visitors (LHV) engaged in MCH/FP activities. In 1960: The institution was upgraded to 100 bed hospital. In 1991: Government of Bangladesh submitted a proposal to Govt. of Japan to upgrade the MCHTI by Grant Aid. Japan Government agreed to support for the up-gradation & renovation. In1997: MCHTI got the status and certificate as a ‘Baby Friendly Hospital’ by WHO and UNICEF. In May 1998: A contact was signed between the Governments of Bangladesh & Japan and reconstruction & renovation work of MCHTI was started. In September 1999: Launched five years Technical Assistance Project for “Human Resource Development in Reproductive Health” (HRDRH) in connection with Grant Aid. In June 2000: Reconstruction & renovation was completed and modernization of MCHTI with extension of 100 bed to 173 bed . The Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh and Japan inaugurated the newly constructed MCHTI on 19th August, 2000.

At present Woman Friendly Hospital Initiative (WFHI) has been taken to ensure in MCHTI :

  1. Quality of Care.
  2. Delivery of ‘Mother-baby package’.
  3. Management and reporting of ‘Violence against Women (VAW)’.
  4. Gender equity in health services delivery with appropriate allocation of resources for women.

 Objectives :

  • To reduce maternal morbidity and mortality of pregnant women of the country.
  • To reduce infant mortality rate through quality care.
  • To work as a model center for Family Planning services.
  • To act as a tertiary referral center for Maternal & Child Health (MCH) and Family Planning (FP).
  • To serve as a Maternal and Child Health Care Training Institute especially in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH).
  • To serve as leading Training Organization (LTO) for building capacity of the MCH service providers of Bangladesh and in the region.

Clinical Achievements

  • The quality of clinical services has been remarkably improved during the implementation of HRDRH Project (1992-2004). Investment into modern diagnostic technology enabled to provide 24 hrs. Services to clients instead of referring patients to other facilities.
  • Along with the quality of clinical services, the capacity of staff for delivering quality MCH has increased. Modern diagnostic equipment enabled to offer various tests at low cost.
  • Statistics show development of clinical services and increased number to patients that represents a higher reputation of the institution.

Number of beds in MCHTI At present:

Total no of beds – 173

      • For obstetrics and Gynecology-116 beds
        1. Obstetrics: 98
        2. Gynecology: 18
      • For Pediatrics Department – 57 beds
        1. Neonatal ward: 20 beds
        2. Pediatric ward: 37 beds
    • Post operative ward-12