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Expanding Public Health Services through PPP

Posting Date: 12 March, 2015

A workshop titled “Expanding Public health Services through PPP” was organized by the PPP Office in a city hotel on 12 March 2015 with support from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The seminar aimed to create awareness on the scope of Public Private Partnership (PPP) in public health services and highlight recent developments and achievements of the government in PPP health services. Mr. Md. Abul Kalam Azad, Principal Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office was the Chief Guest of the event and Syed Monjurul Islam, Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare was present as the Special Guest. Prof. Dr. Deen Mohammad Noorul Huq, Director General of DGHS acted as the chairperson for the workshop sessions. Mr. Syed Afsor H. Uddin, CEO of PPP Office was also present at the event.

In the inaugural session Mr. Azad shared the government’s vision on PPP and underlined the key scope and opportunities of PPP in health care sector. He mentioned “the present government is keen to promot PPP in the country and is moving forward in delivering more public services through PPP.” Referring to his previous experience in Ministry of Health, he pointed the strategic fit of PPP in delivering public health services especially for clinical and logistic services like radiology and ambulance services. Mr. Monjurul Islam highlighted the key health services provided by the government and role of PPP in delivering efficiency in public health services. He also emphasized on effective utilization of government’s assets through PPP model. With the success for PPP Haemo Dialysis centers NIKDU and CMCH, he emphasized for taking more PPPs in health care sector. In his speech, Mr. Noorul Huq highlighted the coverage of health services provided by DGHS and mentioned that PPP model would enable DGHS to provide further outreach in effective delivering of its services to general people. He also appreciated role of PPP Office in promoting PPP in health services.

In the presentation session, Dr. Shawapan Kumar Topadar, of DGHS provided a brief overview on the extent of demand for health services in Bangladesh and existing health services coverage by government through DGHS. He highlighted the service delivery gaps and pointed the potential roles of private sector in meeting those gaps. From the PPP Office, Mr. Uddin presented the global context of PPP and background of the PPP program being launched in the country. He presented the success and achievements of PPP program in Bangladesh and also highlighted the key roles of line ministries and implementing agencies in promoting PPP projects in their respective sectors. Following the presentation from the PPP Office, Mr. Dhawal Jhamb, Investment Officer from International Finance Corporation (IFC) provided a presentation on Dialysis PPP project which was awarded to the private sector in early 2015. In the presentation Mr. Jhamb presented the brief scope of the project, roles and responsibilities of the government and private sector operator and other contractual arrangements as provided in the concession agreement.

After the presentation session, a case study session was conducted during the workshop where successful case studies were presented by the representatives from General Electric (GE), PricewaterhousseCoopers (PwC) and IFC. Mr. Parag Vershney, GM of GE shared their experience as operator in specialized equipment based health service PPPs in India. Dr. Rana Mehta, Executive Director from PwC presented cases studies on Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre of Canada and Albert Luthuli Hospital of South Africa as part of their experience in health infrastructure management PPPs. Finally Dr. Dhawal Jhamb presented a case study on Lesetho health PPP where IFC provided transaction advisory services.

Following the case studies, a question and answer session was held where the participants raised various queries related to the presentations provided by the speakers. The relevant speakers addressed those queries and provided further clarification.

Finally a brainstorming and discussion session was conducted with the participation from representatives of various agencies under DGHS. Dr. Jhamb of IFC facilitated the session with support from the workshop speakers. The session aimed to identify potential PPP projects in the health sector that could be further developed by the relevant agencies and could potentially be proposed to PPP Office. After a detailed and thorough discussion, the following projects were identified:

  1. Ambulance Services under PPP
  2. Diagnostic Centres including Radiology Imaging Lab
  3. Medical Equipment supply and operate at various government hospitals 
  4. ICU/Emergency medical services through PPP in existing government hospitals
  5. Social Insurance

It was agreed that DGHS would discuss these projects with relevant agencies and would propose the most suitable projects as PPP.

In concluding the seminar, the participants expressed their appreciation to DGHS and PPP Office for organizing this capacity building workshop and requested that further session should be organized on a periodic basis.

 
EVENTS ARCHIVE
2017 (1)
PPP Authority signed G2G Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism MLIT, Japan
28 June, 2017
 
2016 (8)
PPP Stakeholder Workshop with Bangladesh Municipal Development Fund (BMDF) and UNCDF
21 November, 2016
PPP Authority signed ‘PPP Financing Partnership’ MOU with 14 Financial Institutions
4 November, 2016
Prime Minster Chairs first Board of Governors Meeting Under the PPP Act
3 March, 2016
Signing of the development Agreement & Permit giving ceremony for Mongla Economic Zone
26 February, 2016
Commencement of Project Development Activities for “Establishment of International Standard Tourism Complex at Existing Motel Compound of BPC at Sylhet”
25 February, 2016
PPP Stakeholder Workshop with Ministry of Industries
24 February, 2016
Stakeholder Workshop on Draft Feasibility Report of "Construction & Operation of Inland Container Terminal at Khanpur" under PPP
28 January, 2016
PPP Stakeholder Workshop with Ministry of Environment & Forest
7 January, 2016
 
2015 (13)
Pre-application Meeting
28 October, 2015
Pre-application Meeting
27 October, 2015
Pre-application Meeting
26 October, 2015
Pre-bid Meeting
22 September, 2015
Enactment of the Bangladesh Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Act, 2015
20 September, 2015
Commencement of Project Development Activities for Establishment of International Standard Tourism Complex at Existing Motel Upal Compound of BPC at Cox’s Bazar
16 August, 2015
Pre-Application Meeting
31 May, 2015
Commencement of Project Development Activities for Establishing Bangladesh Railways Medical College in Chittagong
9 April, 2015
Commencement of Project Development Activities for Construction & Operation of Inland Container Terminal (ICT) at Khanpur on PPP basis
30 March, 2015
Commencement of Project Development Activities for Construction of Laldia Bulk Terminal at Chittagong on PPP basis
30 March, 2015
Expanding Public Health Services through PPP
12 March, 2015
Stakeholder Workshop on Development of Integrated Tourism and Entertainment Village at Cox’s Bazar
26 February, 2015
Contract Signing with Private Investor for Establishment of Two Out Patient Hemodialysis Centers at NIKDU Hospital, Dhaka and CMC Hospital, Chittagong on Public Private Partnership Model
27 January, 2015
 
2014 (13)
Seminar of Draft PPP Law
22 October, 2014
Commencement of Project Development Activities for setting up of 5 star hotel at Zakir Hossain Road, Chittagong
16 October, 2014
International Investors Forum Bangladesh 2014 for promoting investment climate in Bangladesh
17 September, 2014
Dhaka-Chittagong Expressway Contract Signing for Feasibility Study and Detailed Design
03 July, 2014
Commencement of Project Development Activities for Integrated Tourism and Entertainment Village at Cox's Bazar
30 June, 2014
Round Table Discussion on PPP in Bangladesh
31 May, 2014
PPP Stakeholders Workshop with Focal Points
8 May, 2014
PPP Stakeholder Workshop with Senior GoB Officials
30 April, 2014
Project Development for Upgrading the Hemayetpur-Singair-Manikganj Road into 4 lane expressway on PPP basis
27 April, 2014
Transaction Advisor Appointed for Construction of Flyover from Shantinagar to Dhaka-Mawa Road (Jhilmil) on PPP basis
27 April, 2014
PPP Stakeholders Workshop with Planning Commission
17 April, 2014
PPP Stakeholders Workshop with Focal Points
3 April, 2014
Inauguration of the Project Development for Mirpur Housing under PPP modality
27 February, 2014
 
2013 (11)
Start of the Project Development for Dhaka By-Pass Road under PPP modality
12 December, 2013
Pre-Bid Meeting held for Development of Jetties at Mongla Port through PPP
10 October, 2013
PPP Office Organizes Round Table discussion with Development Partners
9 October, 2013
Stakeholder Consultation for PPP Project Abasar
7 October, 2013
PPP Training in HPN (Health Population & Nutrition) sector
17 June, 2013
Workshop on enhancement of long-term PPP Financing
4 May, 2013
Workshop on "PPP in Tourism"
14 March, 2013
Inter-ministerial meeting on draft PPP Law, 2013
14 March, 2013
PPP Stakeholders' Workshop
28 January, 2013
Workshop on "Sharing PPP Experiences"
24 January, 2013
PPP key to realizing vision 2021 development goals
1 January, 2013
 
2012 (5)
Workshop on PPP Training Needs Assessment
10 November, 2012
PPP Office attended View Exchange meeting on IPFF Financing for potential PPP projects
8 October, 2012
Government of Bangladesh to Expand Affordable Dialysis Service through Public-Private Partnership
17 September, 2012
PPP Office Consult with BUILD
10 June, 2012
PPP Office Consult with PFI
5 June, 2012
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