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Extension of Diabetic Care (EDC)

Goals & Objectives

  • To recruit 550 settled GPs from Thana level (at least one from each Thana) for Certificate Course on Diabetology with the aim of creating Accredited Physicians.
  • To make the chambers/clinic of the APs suitable for diabetes care (by providing them Glucometers, Ophthalmoscopes, Tuning Forks and Refrigerators).
  • To create an electronic network through mobile phone to monitor and share data.
  • To provide diabetes health education to the diabetics and their family members attending at APs chamber by the health educators from the nearest Affiliated Associations.
  • Overall aim is to increase diabetes care coverage from 25% to at least 50%.

A. Activities

  1. As a part of manpower training, 392 doctors have attended Certificate Course on Diabetology, 390 doctors came out successfully in Batch-A to Batch-U (21 Batch). Batch-V will be started on October 2016.
  2. Mobile Network Installation & operation: An agreement was made and signed with TRCL for making a network with doctors working at Thana level. For this, TRCL is making Software and essential infrastructures at BIHS at Darus Salam, Mirpur.
  3. Intensification of activities to enroll doctors from the remaining thanas Such as- fresh advertisement in National Daily " Prothom Alo" for enrolment of doctors. All Affiliated Association are requested to nominate potential GPs for the course from their locality. A three member team has been formed to visit the chamber of GPs at Thana level.

B. Accredited Physician Scheme – APS

BADAS is now stepping forward to extend diabetic care from District level (Affiliated Association) to Thana/Upazilla level by creating Accredited Physicians (AP) from the EDC trained GPs who are already practicing there. 119 (One Hundred & Nineteen) Accredited Physician Centers have been opened for patients.

C. Material Developed Through EDC:

Course material for the Certificate Course on Diabetology by face to face teaching has been finalized by its faculty. The course delivery materials are prepared as follows:

  1. Text (Printed book) same as the existing one for distance learning mood.
  2. Lecture material – Power Point Slide.
  3. Tutorial materials - Activities like Fill up the gaps, response to true/false statements, data interpretation and discussion as appropriate for individual lecture curriculum.
  4. Practical/clinical class- case(s) presentation/ investigation(s)/procedure(s), assignment and discussion appropriate for individual lecture curriculum.
  5. Theoretical and practical teaching on Telemedicine system in Diabetic care.

D. Inauguration Program

Accredited Physician (AP) center of Dr Md Sahidur Rahman Khan at Thana: Harirampur, District: Manikganj was inaugurated by Coordinator Professor Tofail Ahmed on 22 March 2016. Additional Coordinator Dr Hasan Ali Choudhury, Deputy Chief of Public Relation Mr Ahsanul Haque & Administrative Officer Sheikh Shalauddin accompanied. Accredited Physician (AP) center of Dr Mamataj Akter at Thana: Konabari, Gazipur Sadar, District: Gazipur was inaugurated by Additional Coordinator Dr Hasan Ali Choudhury on 8 March 2016. Deputy Chief of Public Relation Mr Ahsanul Haque accompanied.

E. Achievement

So far successfully 409 Accredited Physician Center have been established under this project.

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