SHIP HEALTHCARE Group’s business and SDGs
Overseas hospital management(Bangladesh)
“Provide world-class medical service at reasonable price utilizing
our know-how of hospital management in Japan”
Contribution to SDGs
SHIP INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL
The first overseas hospital management project.
The Japanese-style general hospital, which brings together the know-how cultivated through the projects of many hospitals that the Ship Healthcare Group has been involved in, protects many people’s lives, and supports their health in Bangladesh.
Healthcare environment in Bangladesh
- Problems to be solved
- Delay in the development of medical infrastructure for advanced medical care
- Our Solution
- Provide advanced medical service that satisfies international standards
Although infectious diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis used to occupy the top mortality factors before, at the same time as eating habits and living standards improve, lifestyle diseases such as cancer etc. and non-communicable diseases such as diabetes etc. account for about 60% of the total. The disease structure is changing.
Despite this change in the disease structure, the development of medical infrastructure corresponding to it has been delayed, and it is common for wealthy people to visit hospitals in neighboring Thailand and Singapore. Under this situation, the development of advanced medical infrastructure in the country is urgently required.
In the hospital, which we operate in Bangladesh, will introduce advanced medical equipment such as CT and MRI to meet the medical needs in the country. We aim to contribute to the improvement of medical standards by providing highly specialized medical services by utilizing the know-how we built up through hospital management in Japan.
- Problems to be solved
- Insufficient in number of beds and medical workers
- Our Solution
- Providing some free beds and developing medical human resources in collaboration with local medical universities
In Bangladesh, the number of medical institutions and beds are increasing. However, the number of beds per 1,000 people is 1.0 (as of 2019), which is very small compared to the average of 4.7 beds in OECD member countries including Japan. Our hospital will be a large hospital with about 600 beds, of which 10% will be provided for free.
There is also a serious shortage of medical workers. The number of medical staff per 10,000 population is 6 doctors and 4 nurses, which is significantly smaller than the level of Asia Pacific * (14 doctors and 30 nurses (as of 2017)). There is a medical university and a nursing university operated by our Bangladeshi partner Dr. Moazzem next to the hospital we operate. We accepts students from the universities in the hospital, provide training opportunities, and also focus on developing medical human resources in Bangladesh.
Reference: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, March 2020 International Medical Care Country Report, Bangladesh
Joint investment project with Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA
This project supports the Bangladesh government's policy of ensuring fairer and higher quality healthcare and improving medical services and contributes to the international expansion of Japanese medical service which the Japanese government aim for. Based on this, we entered into an investment agreement with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for this project. We will continue to provide better quality medical service to the people in Bangladesh with the cooperation of JICA *1.
Grand opening of the new hospital, June 18 2022
We invited people including government staffs, hospital staffs and JICA headquarter and the participants were 200 in total.
As the first Japanese style hospital, which has most advanced equipments in Bangladesh, we will contribute to develop entire medical circumstances there including improving medical techniques and education of medical staffs.