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Medical Social Work in Bangladesh

  • In 1954: In Bangladesh Medical social work introduces at the middle of twentieth century. The UNO and the Red Cross helped to run an experimental medical social work program in Dhaka Medical College.
  • In 1959 : After the formation of national council of social work the peace of speediness of medical social work continues.
  • In 1958: At the initiative of National council of social welfare of East Pakistan. Medical social work formally introduced with developing two medical social workers in Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
  • From 1961 to 1981: With the success, the program was extended to Chittagong Medical College and Hospital, Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital and sir Salimullah Medical College and Hospital and chest disease Hospital at Dhaka in 1961. After the liberation war this project had been extended to 11 hospital. Twelve social workers had been recruited in 12 hospitals.