Float­ing Care

Southasia - - BRIEFS -

IM­PACT Foun­da­tion in Bangladesh, has launched a float­ing hos­pi­tal called ‘Ji­bon Tari (boat of life)’ for health care ser­vices to ben­e­fit peo­ple liv­ing in the far-flung ru­ral ar­eas. A three-deck float­ing hos­pi­tal, the Ji­bon Tari treats loss of hear­ing, club­foot, cleft lip, cataracts and post-po­lio de­for­mi­ties. The 40-by-10 me­tre ves­sel trav­els along 3,000 kilo­me­tres of wa­ter­ways to 26 lo­ca­tions. The hos­pi­tal has an op­er­at­ing theatre, wards, lab­o­ra­to­ries and a train­ing cen­tre, as well as a wa­ter pu­rifi­ca­tion plant.

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