Gonashasthya Kendra

Organisation type: 
Health facility
Support type: 
SO non-financial
Gonoshasthaya Kendra,(Peoples Health Centre) emerged from the field hospital of Bangladesh Liberation War. On March 25, 1971.During this time, news of the armed struggle of the Bangalis led a group of expatriate doctors working in London to organize the Bangladesh Medical Association. Two of the doctors, Dr. Zafrullah Chowdhury and Dr. M.A. Mobin visited the frontlines of the war and began treating wounded soldiers, known as “Freedom Fighters”, who were fighting a guerrilla war against the Pakistan Army. With the help of Bangladesh exile government in Calcutta, they established a Field Hospital on the eastern border of Bangladesh, near the Tripura and Comilla districts.