Standard Chartered to power Jibon Kheya floating hospital


Business Desk :
Standard Chartered Bangladeshis financing Jibon Kheya – a floating hospital – in order to provide healthcare support and essential medical services toover 10,000beneficiaries char and riverbank-based community members.

The JibonKheya, a Bidyanondo Foundation initiative,will travel through the rivers of Bangladesh.

It will service patients, and host health camps in Khulna, Bagerhat, Barishal, Patuakhali, Bhola, Lakshmipur, Noakhali,and other hard-to-reach areas. Doctors, nurses, medical officers, pharmacists, and other healthcare personnel will be aboard the vessel.

As part of this programme, patients from remote areasseeking medical services will be able to visit outreach health camps.

Each health camp will provide individuals with access to basic health check-ups, medical prescriptions, specialist consultations.


Beneficiaries will also receive support in the form of a week-long supply of basic medication and nutritious food items.

Patients who undergo treatment at the health camps or aboard the JibonKheya will also receive post-treatment support via call centre services.

The JibonKheyawill travel across the nation’s waters for 40 days and make 29 stops along its voyage to organise health camps.

Naser Ezaz Bijoy, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bangladesh, said, “Individuals and communities living in hard-to-reach areas along our nation’s criss-crossing waterways urgently need our support to access essential resources and adapt to the challenges brought on by climate change.