The Evercare Group, a leading impact-driven healthcare group investing in emerging markets on October 10, 2022, announced the official inauguration of its latest venture, Evercare Hospital Chattogram, the first ever multispecialty tertiary care hospital in the port city of Bangladesh. While the hospital has been open to the public and operational since April 2021, the formal inauguration by both Evercare and Bangladeshi leadership was delayed due to the COVID pandemic. The inauguration proceedings were led by Matthew Hobart, Co-Managing Partner, TPG Growth and Chairman of the Evercare Group Board of Directors; Bob Kundanmal, Chairman of Evercare Hospitals, Bangladesh; and Massimiliano Colella, Group CEO, Evercare Group, along with the presence of other distinguished guests including the Chief Guest Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi and Guests of Honor Health Minister Zahid Maleque, Member of Parliament Bar. Anisul Islam Mahmud and Chairman, CDA Alhaj M. Zahirul Alam Dubash.
Commenting on the significance of developing and opening Evercare Hospital Chattogram, Tipu Munshi, Minister of Commerce, said, “When we formed the government for the fourth time in 2019, we promised our people that we will transform Bangladesh into a developed country by 2041 to achieve Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib’s dream of a Golden Bangladesh. Access to world-class, quality healthcare is essential in developed economies, and the opening of Evercare Hospital Chattogram, an important part of a global hospital network with quality accredited services, marks a key milestone in our journey towards achieving our aspirations.”
In his remarks during the inauguration event, Health Minister Zahid Maleque added, “Together with our brothers and sisters around the world, we are successfully overcoming the unprecedented health crisis presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Evercare Group is leading the way by investing in the healthcare industry in Bangladesh, and by doing this, they are investing in every single person in our country. The launch of this internationally acclaimed hospital marks a remarkable development, not only in the port city of Chattogram but also for the whole Chattogram Division and adjoining areas.”
Matthew Hobart, Chairman of Evercare’s Board of Directors and Co-Managing Partner of TPG Growth, who leads healthcare investments for The Rise Fund, said, “Evercare Hospital Chattogram demonstrates how impact-driven private capital can deliver high quality and accessible healthcare to developing markets and produce positive outcomes for underserved populations. Since opening in April 2021, the hospital has already brought new and complex treatments to the region, including scoliosis correction surgery and Chattogram’s first comprehensive pediatric cardiology service. We are proud to be elevating the standard of care and writing the next chapter of healthcare provision in Bangladesh.”
“By providing patients with local access to quality healthcare services, Evercare Hospital Chattogram will help alleviate some of the burden triggered by outbound medical tourism,” explained Massimiliano Colella, Group CEO, Evercare Group. He added, “Our goal for Bangladesh is to create a long-term blueprint for the country’s healthcare sector and support the nationwide advancement of medical care by investing in the development of local talent to strengthen the medical and clinical skills required to help communities with their healthcare needs.”
Evercare Hospital Chattogram features 470 beds, a fully equipped 24/7 Emergency Department, state-of-the-art Intensive Care Units (ICU), and 27 specialties and subspecialties, which will fill in the capacity gaps in the region. This super specialty hospital has been built on the strong synergy delivered by bringing together leading consultants and physicians, support services, and the most advanced technology. The hospital also has more than 12 centers of excellence that include a comprehensive Heart Centre with 24/7 Interventional Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery service, a Mother and Child Centre, a Neuroscience Centre, a Bone and Joint center, and a Digestive disorder center. Each center of excellence provides world-class medical services and state-of-the-art facilities in its area of specialty.
Located in Chattogram’s Ananna Residential Area, Evercare Hospital Chattogram spans over 492,000 square feet. The hospital is larger in scale and capacity than the group’s flagship facility- Evercare Hospital Dhaka.
“Evercare Hospital Chattogram is a multispecialty hospital equipped with the latest technology and best-in-class medical professionals, and we fully expect to accelerate positive societal impact in Chattogram. I firmly believe Evercare Hospital Chattogram will elevate the standard of medical care and set the benchmark for healthcare in the future. This is the first hospital in Chattogram to provide the latest and most comprehensive cancer care facilities, including medical, surgical, and radiation,” concluded Bob Kundanmal, Chairman of Evercare Hospitals, Bangladesh.