Twelve Doctors with golden heart; Ready to deliver their free service at IMH, SLOPB Hospital

Date: 10 November 2019, Place: Ingrid Memorial Hospital(IMH), Shibpur, Kalisuri, Bauphal, Patuakhali.

A group of 12 doctors of 10 specialization from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka Medical College, Combind Military Hospital(CMH) and Sohrawardy Medical College are very committed to provide free medical services to the poor people since a long and  used to attend the free medical camp all over Bangladesh. This time they kindly agreed to provide free specialized medical serives to the people of Bauphal area and as a leading organization of Bauphal SLOPB Bangladesh is supporting them by organizing the Health Camp on 10 Nov 2019 at Ingrid Memorial Hospital. 

Overall objective of the Health Camp supporting specialist doctors: Materialize the common interest of leading specialist doctors and SLOPB for providing specialized health services to the marginalized community people of South West coastal area of Bangladesh who has very rear opportunity to visit specialist doctors sitting in Dhaka  for their treatment. Moreover, this event will realize SLOPB’s core values of helping poor and deprived people , specially mother mother and child care along with others.

Comperative advantages of the Health Camp: Through this health camp SLOPB is creating opportunity to use the knowledge, experience and skills of the specialized doctors in their respective discipline  for the local community and it will ultimately increase SLOPB’s reputation of the medical services which has been provided last 18 years and it will motivate people to visit IMH for further medical sevices.

Expected coverage of Health Camp:

Visiting doctors from 10 specialization (Medicine, Surgery, Cardiac,Pediatric, Gynacology, Psychiatry, ENT,  Dermatology, Ophthalmology and pathology) will provide medical consultation to the 25-30 patients for each specilized  area of services.

Anticipated outcome for SLOPB:

  • Increaseing of SLOPB’s reputation
  • Possibility for the future extension/further intervention
  • Linkages with the specialists doctors and reputed hospitals to establish further referral services/support
  • Indrocue Orphan children studying in diploma  course in Medocal Assitant and Nurshing for further working opportunity
  • Promotion of IMH services
  • Exploring for further funding  opportunity in home and abroad
  • Address community needs for their medical services
  • Access to specialized medical services at door step

Forward Linkage of SLOPB:

  • Technical input for establishing the Nursing Institute in future
  • Availing opportunity of technical medical education of Orphan Boys/Girls in future 

Emergence of SLOPB and Ingrid Memorial Hospital :

The Weijters family of the Netherlands adopted Abdul Motalib Howlader at the age of 6 in the year 1977. Motalib Howlader grew up and studied in the Netherlands. After completing his studies he and his partner Ms. Ingrid decided to track down his biological family. They found his biological family after 17 years in very poor conditions, Motalib and Ingrid were deeply moved seeing the poverty stricken living conditions of the family and other inhabitants of their village and drawn into the drive to work for improving the living conditions of the larger community surrounding the neighborhood out of sheer humanitarian feelings. Motalib and Ingrid founded an organization, Stichting Land Ontwikkelings Project Bangladesh (SLOPB- Bangladesh) on 6th January 1995 to realize their plans upon their return to the Netherlands with the vision of “improve livelihoods and promote greater health and food security among the poor and marginalized people including women, orphans, children and disabled”.In March 1997 SLOPB obtained  registration in Bangladesh as an NGO with the NGO Affairs Bureau in Dhaka, Bangladesh and started to work on Water & Sanitation. Later the Organization started working in the area of community development, livelihood security, water and saniation in greater Barisal, integrated agriculture, orphanage homes, emergency response and social business with help of different donors , Government and many private donors. 

SLOPB Bangladesh established its Child Health and Maternity Clinic (CMC) in Shibpur village of Kalisuri union under Bauphal Upazila in 2001 with the objective of reducing the mortality & morbidity of pregnant mothers and new-born babies, improving  the care during pregnancy and lactating period and  providing medical services  to the community.

Ms. Ingrid Weijters led the set up of the Hospital and being a trained medical personnel she transferred the knowledge and skills to the local community for building their capacity for providing services to the greater community.  Unfortunately she had been suffering from breast cancer and fought against the cancer for 4.5 years and left us forever  in 2013 . Recognizing her great efforts and contribution in establishing the hospital, CMC’s name is changed as Ingrid Memorial Hospital(IMH) . However, over the period following the emerging needs the IMH has taken initiatives to expand its services. To continue this service IMH has upgraded its facilities  to ensure 24 hrs service for outdoor and indoor patients, operation theater including post operative services , normal vaginal delivery( NVD), child unit for new born baby, private cabins for well off patients, pathological tests, ultra sonogram, ECG , minor surgeries, ambulance services, referral to Tertiary Hospital etc. Currently 17 staffs including two doctors of one male and one female  are working to serve the patients. IMH is also carrying out its different activities  to promote its quality services by organizing health camp in different locations to ensure medical services at their door steps. 


Shaikh Md. Zunaed Ali

Executive Director

SLOPB Bangladesh

Phone: 0088 01714068711