Freedom Fighters' Rehab
Sewing Machine Project
A B Foundation has been successfully managing the Orthopedic Care, Research
and Rehabilitation Centre (OCRC) at Humayun Road, Mohammadpur in Dhaka.
The centre was established in 1997 to help the war veterans and civilian
victims providing them with medical treatment, physiotherapy and
rehabilitation support. This was extended to help the poor disabled children
and disadvantaged people who had suffered from traumatic injuries.
Orthopedic treatment is provided to all people.
About 1500 war injured freedom fighter have been treated in the centre. The
centre provides them with artificial limbs or crutches for assistance in
leading a normal life. Treatment is totally free of cost and they are
supplied with necessary medicine.
With the help of modern physiotherapy facility the centre provides enriched
rehabilitation program for them.
Road safety is now a big concern in the urban life. Road accidents in the
urban area and in the highways take the toll of many lives. The slogan of
the World Health Day 2004 was "Road safety is no accident" emphasizing the
facts. A B Foundation works for road safety project and make awareness in
OCRC located at 3/18, Humayun Road, Collegegate, Mohammadpur, Dhaka,
At present, five doctors, three paramedics, four physiotherapists and other
staffs are working in the OCRC.
The case reports are stored in the database of the centre. They contribute
to the continuing medical education in the government medical college,
presentation of papers and abstracts to different scientific sessions and
A patient the OCRC
In 2001, a team joined the conference of APOA (Asia Pacific Orthopedic
Association) held in Australia to increase the skill and technical expertise
in the professional field.
At the end of 2003, "Bones and Joint Decade" commenced in Bangladesh. Dr
Amjad contributed a lot to organize the program and the OCRC team supported
him. Renowned orthopedic physicians and research fellows from all over the
world participated the event at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka. It
inspired the orthopedic professionals in the country to be dedicated to
their profession and get connected to the recent advances in the field.
In 2005, Dr Amjad joined the Trauma Symposium held in Edinburgh. Besides,
the centre organizes various seminars, workshops and hands on training to
develop the skill of the doctors of the country.
Ongoing programs of
treatment (mainly orthopedic care) for the poor and disadvantaged war
veterans and civilian victims.
Free medicine supply for the poor freedom fighters.
Monitoring and support for the healthcare of
freedom fighters in different government hospitals and private
Continuous search for support from individuals,
different organizations, pharmaceutical companies and others.
Making available world class orthopedic care to the
all people by increasing professional expertise and technological
Supporting the "Road Safety" project to create an
awareness program for the prevention of accidents.
Poly was born
with a congenital abnormality in her leg that her foot faced back. She
underwent a series of operations to correct this.
Dr Amjad examining a patient at follow-up.