Bangladesh has become a developing country. Lifestyle and Medical support in efficient level is now a challenge. Government of Bangladesh has taken a lots of approaches to ensure medical facilities in entire country. Besides, few entrepreneurs and IT experts are trying to implement technologies so that people can afford better medical facilities with short possible time at the door. Since the country has been developing, life becomes so fast, quick response to medical support also become a challenge to meet. People of Bangladesh is getting much involved in workplace as well as in business level. Beside this, Hospitals and Nursing Centre cannot be able to provide support to all the people covering area. “Priyojon Healthcare Ltd.” took step to make it effective and real time interaction between seekers and medical experts. In recent days, this initiative has come up with latest technologies accessible through mobile or computer. They have dream to cover all over country mainly in rural area support and provide health awareness among needy people.
Priyojon has started pilot program in mid-2019, Bangladesh. As a medical support service providing startups it has already started registering data, Medical Practitioners as well as Para-medic support. But the story behind of Priyojon is a bit older. Back in 2015, people used to call for nurse, medical facilities or even doctor during emergencies but there was no such dedicated platform for this sort of emergency response. During that time, people behind creating Priyojon are also involved with the same service industry. However, technology helped a lot to create a web-based application and then mobile software. Currently, Team Priyojon has so many facilities providing towards people who is looking for the support
The idea of Priyojon evolved into a service platform in early 2015. It was not what it is today in the initial days. It started as a Caregiver’s directory along with a feature for appointment requests. After realizing that only accomplishing appointment bookings will not help much, the whole vision was revisited. We needed to offer more. We needed to build and maintain relationships with the patients and service provider to ensure smoother connection for the service. We needed to add new features and extend the whole platform to accommodate many things that people will never see working as the back office. Priyojon understands the individuality of each patient and their problem. The platform is capable of maintaining records of queries, appointments, visits and visit outcomes. With the aid of a huge knowledge base built and maintained within the platform, Priyojon can follow up and take extended care of their users for their unique problems. Further, for ensuring real time availability of the doctors, caregivers, technician, ambulance, a dedicated team constantly engages with the hospitals, clinics, caregivers, clients and chambers' management.
Priyojon aims to drive two very important behavioral changes that can make approaching treatment faster and better. In general, a common person in our country is quite unwilling to see a proper physician for his or her illness, until it gets too bad. People try out different suggestions from friends around them or conduct a self-treatment based on other's experiences. This is mainly due to serious lack of awareness about the signs, symptoms, consequences of diseases and lack of proper guidance.
Secondly, when people want to approach treatment, they commonly get into the trouble of finding a right doctor. In most cases, they head to Dhaka or other big cities and ask their relatives or friends for help. Unfortunately, those relatives or friends typically know only a few doctor names. Those are generally the busiest doctors who are well known at the national level. Certainly, taking an appointment of those doctors are quite a hassle. One may need to wait even two-three months to consult the doctor.
This is again mainly because, there is not enough awareness about the availability of many qualified doctors across the country who could give attention and treat the patient earlier than the time he/she will wait for. These result in unnecessary delays aggravating the condition of the disease. Priyojon through its social network platform and many other means is continuously engaging to build the awareness among people to help these improve.
Priyojon is operational with full capacity in regard to providing appointments from doctors, caregivers, ambulances around the country. The service hosts information and appointment facilities for more than 50,000 doctors from 3,000 consultation centers in 64 districts. We have served a few thousand patients so far and have been able to bring smiles on their faces.
The service is completely free for anyone getting an appointment through Priyojon. One can easily get the information or appointment of a doctor, caregiver either by visiting www.priyojon.care or just by calling the hotline number any day between 8am to 11pm.
At Priyojon, we are confident to make a difference in how people of Bangladesh approach healthcare services. We have plans to integrate many other related services with the doctors', caregivers providing platform in coming days. Now, it's all about execution of the dreams to bring goodness out for everyone in the country.