Diabetes has become an emerging silent pandemic in these days all over the world. More than 9 million people in Bangladesh are living with diabetes and different diabetic complications. Being a chronic disease, it affects the quality of life of the patients a lot. These patients need specialized care in a regular manner. Despite the huge demand of specialized diabetes care providers, the existing number is very scarce.
Dhaka Cast is the first ever health care startup in Bangladesh which is exclusively focused on diabetic care. Their aim is to provide all the services and products required by a diabetes patient at their doorsteps at the most reasonable price without any hassle or endless queues. Their services include specialist doctor consultations through online or at patients’ home, nursing and caregiver service, diagnostic support at home, medicine home delivery and lifestyle modification.
The vision of this startup is to ensure a complication-free healthy life for all diabetes patients. With this vision they are serving more than 1200 patients and the number is increasing exponentially till they have started in 2019. Besides, they have conducted 12 diabetes camps serving more than 1000 patients from all socioeconomic classes for free as a social responsibility. They are working to penetrate at least 10% of the total diabetes market of Bangladesh by next five years. They have employed 20 graduate doctors, 10 trained nurses and caregivers empowering the women.
Dhaka Cast has added numerous feathers in the crown of their achievements. Lastly they have graduated from Accelerate Bangladesh. They have achieved honorable mention from the government of Bangladesh as a token of accreditation of their service during the COVID pandemic. Before that they have graduated from Grameenphone Accelerator batch 6, attended Foundry Women in Mumbai, India and She Loves Tech, the largest global assembly for women entrepreneurs in Beijing, China in 2019 as the country champion representing Bangladesh.
Three of the cofounders of this startup are doctors. The founder, Dr. Fahreen Hannan has 6 years of experience in patient management and 4 years’ experience in the startup ecosystem of Bangladesh. Professor Dr. Mohammed Montasir Islam has more than 18 years of experience in diabetic patient management. Dr Abdur Rafi has four years’ experience in health economics and healthcare systems. Al Ferdous is the head of operations.
Dhaka Cast is working for achieving a far-reaching impact on the diabetes care of Bangladesh, easing the access to quality service for the diabetes patients. This will ultimately result in the achievement of the health related resolution of the sustainable development goals.
For more information-www.dhakacast.com