Bangladesh has many health problems. All though considerable progress has been made in controlling communicable discase, no significant progress has been made to control communicable diseases like cancer. In Bangladesh there are about 1 million cancer patients. And every year 2 Lac new cancer patients are added. Out of this 1.5 Lac patients die every year.
Against this backdrop Dhaka Ahsania Mission has established Ahsania Mission Cancer & General Hospital, Mirpur in 2001. It initially started as a cancer hospital a latter on facilities for general patients was incorporated. It is a 42 bedded, non-profit service oriented hospital. We have provided 30% treatment and services facilities free or at subsidiaries rate to poor needy patients.
This hospital has the facilities for Medical & Surgical oncology and is equipped with a modern laboratory where most of the investigations including tumor markers, FNAC Histopathology can be performed. This hospital has Radiology and Imaging facilities with X-Ray, Mammography & Ultrasonography. It has fully equipped two operation theaters with Endoscopy facilities where most of the major cancer surgery can be performed. This hospital has the facility for Dental & Facio-Maxillary Surgery & Physiotherapy.
There are about 104 employees in this hospital with 15 experienced Consultant/specialist in Oncology and other subject like General Surgery, Orthopaedic, Gynaecology, ENT Speciality, Medicine, Paediatric, Anaesthesiology, Radiology, Medical Speciality, Sonology, Pathology, Histopathology and Cardiology, 10 Medical Officers, 14 Nurses, 5 Lab Technician, 4 Radiology & Imaging Technician. A total of 46 medical technical and administration personal and 28 support staff are serving in this hospital.
In the pathology department from 2001 and 2009 a total of test 1,33,923 and during 2009 and 2010-16,614 pathology tests were carried out. In Radiology department a total of 31,853 tests were carried out. During 2009-2010 a total of 3,729 tests were done. In the Dental centre from 2008-July 2010 a total of 2,168 patients got Dental treatment. In the physiotherapy department 2007-2010 a total of 1,037 patients got physiotherapy From 2003 to 2009 total of 37,802 patients got treatment in the out patients department (OPD) 2,237 patients got indoor treatment and 10,109 patients got treatment in the day care centre. From January 2009 to June 2010 a total of 1,478 cancer patients got treatment as indoor patients. From July 2009-June 2010 a total of 2,465 patients got treatment free or at subsidiariesed rates and 3,945 patients attended OPD.
Chemotherapy was given to 1,225 patients. Surgery was performed to 348 patients. Day care chemotherapy service was received by 1,004 patients.
In male lung cancer & in female breast cancer are the majority cancers. Other common cancers are of Oesphagus, Stomach, Colon, Gall Bladder, Carcinoma of cervix & check and carcinoma of unknown primary majority. Majority of the patients were in the 40-60 yrs age group, 50% patients were males & females.
Number of patients treatment January 2009 to June 2010 in the following table: