Sajida's Health Program has been an integral component of the organization's development interventions since 1999. As part of its comprehensive development approach, the program aims to provide quality preventive and curative healthcare services.
Sajida's two hospitals, located close to the communities served by the organization, operate based on a sustainable model for institutional service delivery. These multidisciplinary secondary-care hospitals provide comprehensive healthcare with modern medical, surgical and diagnostic facilities. The hospital comprises a number of specialist medical, gynecological & obstetric, paediatric, eye, ENT, and surgical consultants, along with a team of medical doctors, nurses, paramedics, technicians and support staff. A number of full-time Resident Medical Officers (RMO) and consultants remain present in the hospital around the clock. The hospitals are also equipped with a 24-hour emergency department for dealing with emergency cases and a 24-hour pharmacy.
The Health Card, introduced by Sajida, aims to ensure proper institution-based healthcare for people from all social classes. Specifically, its goal is to provide modern healthcare facilities to low-income individuals who, unable to afford proper hospital services, frequently turn towards various types of informal treatments. Reducing the maternal and child mortality is a major target of this program. The Health Card offers yearly healthcare for an entire family for a fee of BDT 600 (about US $8). Individual health cards have also been introduced at BDT 150 (US $2). Health Card holders can avail general and outdoor treatment free of charge for their entire family, as well as a 30% discount on all pathological tests. They are also given significant discounts on various other services, including operations.
Sajida also works to strengthen micro-health insurance through mobile technology. Community health workers named "Sajida Bandhu" provide door-step services to mothers and children through a connection with doctors at a Sajida Hospital. Mobile/satellite clinics are also being operated in remote locations. Sajida's mobile health teams provide healthcare services, particularly eye-care services, to people outside of the reach of its hospitals.