IDLC Finance Limited funded a boat ambulance with Obhizatrik Foundation to serve the people of all connecting waterlogged char areas in Rangabali Upazilla at Patuakhali district in Bangladesh.
This Boat Ambulance will be dedicated to serve about one and a half lakh people of Rangabali upazila of Patuakhali. Since there is no health complex in this upazila, locals have to go by boat to the Galachipa Health Complex which is 20 km away from the char & it takes two to three hours to reach Patuakhali district health complex, which is 40 km away. Local mothers in pre-mature labor and with postpartum complicacies put their lives at serious risk and some patients died after failing to reach the hospital on time.
The Boat with a capacity of ten people per trip, can carry patients to the hospital within 20 to 25 minutes with a minimum rent. It is equipped with oxygen and emergency medicines, as well as full-time health workers and other facilities.