CMCH to launch One Stop Service to raise patient care


Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) is going launch a 'One Stop Service' to provide immediate medical care to patients at the hospital's emergency department and reduce patient pressure in various wards, officials said .

CMCH Director Brigadier General Humayun Kabir said that one stop service will be introduced at the hospital with all kinds of facilities. 

According to the hospital sources, CMCH’s emergency department has been temporarily removed to make this service fully operational.

In addition, rooms of the casualty, dermatology and venereal disease departments are being demolished and new units with modern facilities are being created, which may take about six months to complete. 

The renovated facilities will also have general beds including            intensive care unit (ICU), high dependency unit (HDU) and post-operative unit.

Director Kabir said he wants to add an ICU bed at the One Stop Service facility.

“Patient coming to the emergency department will be seen first by an emergency medical officer then he/she will be referred to the physicians concerned,” he added.

The 'One Stop Service' will also have pathology, X-ray, ECG, echocardiography, ultrasonography, pulse oximeters and emergency blood tests.  Considering the physical condition of the patient will be divided into red, yellow, green zones.

At the same time, a senior consultant will stay with the medical officer to provide 24-hour patient care.

One the new service is introduced patient sufferings will reduce significantly.

Dr Aftabul Islam, deputy director of the hospital, said, coronavirus pandemic makes their efforts difficult to complete.

However, work is underway to introduce one-stop service and it will enable to treat patients at the emergency department immediately, he added.

Currently, the CMCH has 1,313 beds. However, it faces difficulty to accommodate the emergency and critical patients.