According to the World Bank, there are only 4 doctors for every 10,000-people in Bangladesh. For lower and lower-middle income families in Bangladesh, consulting a specialist doctor is a far-fetching and quite an expensive venture. On the other hand, due to the overwhelming number of patients, most doctors can’t afford to fit in many philanthropic initiatives in their busy schedules. In an effort to solve this problem, in May 2004, doctorsbd.com Limited launched an online Medical and Health portal, called Doctorsbd.com, where anyone can consult a doctor from anywhere in the world.
Doctorsbd.com is a Medical and Health portal in Bangladesh and a gateway of doctors and patients. Doctors can access the web portal from anywhere in the world from their laptop/desktop, tab and mobile where internet access is available. Doctors can create their own professional websites through this portal. Doctorsbd’s ultimate goal is to establish an electronic communication bridge between doctors and patients using modern technology of ICT.
Mahfuzur Rahman Khan CEO of doctorsbd.com says, “We have registered more than 4 thousand specialized doctors and anyone can consult with them through our online consultation service.” He also says patients will get the prescriptions within 24 hours of the submission of the problem. Ariful Hasan Opu the founder of doctorsbd.com says that Doctorsbd.com’s aim is to deliver medical services to all, through online, so that people can avail medical service from anywhere around the world. Soon, Doctorsbd.com will launch more services on its platform, such as online consultation service and medical related service, he added.
Doctorsbd.com has recently launched their android application, called doctorsbd.com (version 1.0), which will allow patients to get the online medical consultation service from their smartphones. You can download it free from Google play store, link: https://goo.gl/YZE9pm
Through this system, patients can get hold of doctors, submit their health-related questions in Bengali or English, get helpful prescriptions, and save money as well.