CURRENT EVENT ACTIVITY

TraumaLink has begun another 40 km expansion work on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway, from Kotbari Bus Stand, Cumilla to Carpara Bus Stand, Chauddagram Upazila, through the support of SpaandanB.

Area Expansion Launching Events

15 km Launching Event at Sonargaon, Narayanganj

On the 15th of December 2020, The inaugural ceremony for the 15 km expansion was held at the Zara Community Center, Pirojpur, Sonargaon in Narayanganj. The event marked the official launching of TraumaLink’s operations from Kanchpur Bus Stand to Meghna Bridge. This accumulates the total area coverage of TraumaLink to 150 km. This achievement was made possible by the Rahim Family Foundation.

In this event, the representatives of Highway Police and Fire Service & Civil Defence were present as Special Guests. Also, there were altogether 80 participants consisting of TraumaLink’s dedicated volunteers. Following the speeches, ceremoniously, all guests officially handed over certificates & First aid boxes to the new volunteers.

TraumaLink Celebrates Five Years of Operations at National Press Club, Dhaka

On the 5th of February 2020, it was an exciting day for TraumaLink as we hosted a daylong event, “TraumaLink: The First Five Years of a Community Based First Responder System for Traffic Injury Victims in Bangladesh” at the National Press Club. The event was organized to celebrate the work of the Volunteer First Responders, raise awareness about TraumaLink’s activities, and advocate for a broader expansion of the service in Bangladesh.

The Chief Guest for the Opening Session was Dr. Hasan Mahmud, MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Information.

In his opening remarks Jon Moussally MD, MPH, a Harvard-trained emergency physician and Primary Founder of TraumaLink, expressed his deep appreciation for the work of the volunteer first responders, stating that their work is a testament to the kindness and goodwill of the Bangladeshi people.

Arup Saha, Director of Operations, presented TraumaLink’s model and the results of the first five years of operations in which 2,383 patients involved in 1,109 crashes were treated. First responders were at the crash scene within 5 minutes in 86% of calls, an extraordinary achievement!

To begin the Closing Session, “TraumaLink: Five Years of Volunteers Saving Lives on the Highways”, Dr. Moussally gave a brief speech in Bangla thanking the 120 Volunteers present at the event and praising them for their noble and heroic work. Dr. Md. Abdul Baqi, TraumaLink’s Master Trainer, also expressed his sincere thanks to the volunteers for serving their communities and encouraged them to continue practicing their skills and providing high-quality care at the crash scene. The volunteers were also very inspired by the words of Valerie Taylor, Founder & Chairman of CRP. The Chief Guest for the Closing Session was Lt Col. Zillur Rahman, PSC, Director (Operation & Maintenance), Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence.

The Special Guests for the event included distinguished representatives from MOH&FW, DGHS, BRTA, DMP, RHD, Nirapad Sarak Chai, WHO, ARI-BUET, CRP, UNDP, and the Bangladesh Society of Emergency Medicine. Also joining were other organizations involved in road safety and members of the press.

20 km Launching Event at Gazipur

On 29th of July 2019, TraumaLink has increased its operation in Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway with further 20km. This accumulates the total area coverage of TraumaLink to 135km.

The inaugural ceremony for this event was held at the Begum Ayesha Auditorium of the Kewa Tamir Uddin Alim Madrasha, Mawna Chowrasta, Sreepur in Gazipur. The event marked the official launching of TraumaLink’s operations from two no. National Park Gate to the Mawna CNG Filling Station, MC Bazar, Gazipur.

In this event, Mr. Md. Safiqul Islam, Police Super, Highway Police (Gazipur Region) was present as the Chief Guest. Mr. Md. Delwar Hossain, Officer in charge, Mawna Highway Police Station, Mr. Ram Proshad Paul, Station Officer, Fire Service & Civil Defense, Sreepur Gazipur & Mr. Md. Shamim-E-Zaman, Employment & External Coordinator, United Group were present as Special Guests. In addition, there were all together 200 participants consisting of TraumaLink’s dedicated volunteers.

15 km Launching Event at Gazaria Munshiganj

TraumaLink  is expanding its operation in Dhaka- Chittagong Highway from 50 km to another 15 km at Gazaria, Munshiganj, starting from Meghna Toll Plaza to Daudkandi Toll Plaza.  An expansion event was held by TraumaLink on Wednesday, 12th of December 2018 at New Ujan Bhati Highway Restaurant, Baushia, Gazaria, Munshiganj. The event was graced with 250 guests including Chief Guest Md. Safiqul Islam, Police Super, Highway Police, Gazipur Region.

Then our Special Guests were Mr. Hasan Sadi, Upazilla Nirbahi Officer, Gazaria, Munshiganj, Dr. Md. Ashraful Alam, Upazilla Health & Family Planning Officer, Gazaria, Munshiganj, Md. Harun Ur Rashid, Officer In-Charge, Gazaria, Munshiganj, Md. Kayum Ali Sardar, Officer In-Charge, Kachpur Highway Thana, Gazipur Region, Mr. Mohammad Habibur Rahman, In-Charge, Bhoberchor Highway Police Fhari; Munshiganj and Mr. Abdul Malek, Station Officer, Fire Service and Civil Defense, Gazaria Munshiganj.

10 KM LAUNCHING EVENT AT DHAMRAI

On the 7th of May 2018, TraumaLink increased its operation area in Dhaka-Aricha Highway by a further 10KM. This accumulates the total area coverage of TraumaLink to 100km.

An inaugural ceremony for this event was held at the Zila Parishad, Auditorium, Manikganj. The event marked the official launch of TraumaLink’s new operation zone from Golora 2nd Bridge to Sutipara.

The Chief Guest at the event was Mr. Md. Alauddin, Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Highway Police, Savar Circle, Dhaka; Mr. Md. Mizanur Rahman, Deputy Assistant Director, Fire Service and Civil Defence, Manikganj; Mr. Mohammad Habibur Rahman, Officer In-charge, Golora Highway Thana; Mr. Dr. Uttam Kumar Sarker, Medical Officer, Civil Surgeon Office, Manikganj; and Mr. Md. Saheb Ali, Warehouse Inspector, Dhamrai Fire Station, Dhaka; were also present as Special Guests for the event. In addition, there were altogether 200 guests consisting of media journalists and TraumaLink’s dedicated volunteers.

10  KM LAUNCHING EVENT OF TRAUMALINK

On the 18th of February 2018, TraumaLink marked another significant milestone as we began operations on a third major highway, the Dhaka-Mymensingh,  covering a 10 km stretch in Gazipur. An inaugural ceremony for this event was held at the Hall Room of the BRTC Central Training Institute in Gazipur. The event marked the official launch of TraumaLink’s operations from Jaydevpur Chowrasta to the Mymensingh Highway.

The Chief Guest at the event was Mr. Md. Safiqul Islam, Police Super, Highway Police (Gazipur Region), while Dr. Jon Moussally, a Harvard-trained emergency physician and Primary Founder of TraumaLink, presided over the program. Mr. Sayed Abul Maksud, renowned Bangladeshi columnist and researcher was present as the Keynote Speaker. Dr. Sayed Md. Manzurul Haque, Civil Surgeon, Gazipur, Mr. Md. Asktaruzzaman (Liton), Deputy Assistant Director, Fire Service & Civil Defence, Gazipur and were also present as Special Guests for the event.

15  KM LAUNCHING EVENT OF TRAUMALINK

On the 27th of December 2017, TraumaLink organized the 15 km Expansion Inaugural Event.  The organization expanded its operation in Comilla from 35 km to another 15 km starting from Barogovindpur to Kotbari Bishsaw Road under Chandina Upazilla in Dhaka-Chittagong highway. This event was held by TraumaLink supported by Suzuki Rancon Motorbikes at Nur Mohal Hotel in Burichang Upazila. 

The event was graced with 300 guests including the Chief and Special Guests, Suzuki Rancon Motorbikes Representative, Partner Organizations, and TraumaLink Volunteers. The Chief Guest at the event was Mr. Poritosh Ghosh, Additional DIG, Highway Police, Comilla Region, Comilla.

10  KM LAUNCHING EVENT OF TRAUMALINK

On the 12th of December 2017, TraumaLink celebrated a 10 km Expansion Inaugural Event sponsored by Suzuki Rancon Motorbikes Ltd. at Sibaloy Upazila Auditorium at Manikganj. The event was graced with 250 guests including the Chief and Special Guests, Suzuki Representative, Partner Organizations, and TraumaLink Volunteer First Responders. Suzuki Rancon Motorbikes Ltd. one of the leading motorbike companies of Bangladesh has expressed their solidarity with TraumaLink operations.

15 KM LAUNCHING EVENT OF TRAUMALINK

On the 27th of August 2017, Sunday, TraumaLink organized an event to celebrate the expansion of their Trauma First Aid Service on 15 km of the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Chandina. The event was graced with 250 guests including the Chief Guest, TraumaLink’s partner organizations, special guests, and TraumaLink Volunteer First Responders. The Chief Guest at the event was Mr. Paritosh Ghosh, Police Super, Highway Police, Comilla Region, Comilla. Our special guests were Ms. Rokeya Prachy, renowned actor and director, Mr. S.M. Zakaria, Upazila Executive Office, Chandina, Comilla, and Ms. Rasheda Akter, Vice Chairman, Choddogram Upazila Parishad, Comilla.

20 KM Launching Event of TraumaLink

On the 22nd of August 2017, Tuesday, TraumaLink organized a Launching Event to celebrate the Grand Opening of a Trauma First Aid Service on 20km of the Dhaka-Aricha Highway in Manikganj. The event was graced with 250 guests including the chief guest, special guests, and TraumaLink Volunteer First Responders. The Chief Guest at the event was Md. Abdul Matin, Deputy Secretary, Local Government Branch. Our Special Guests were nationally renowned columnist and journalist Mr. Syed Abul Maksud, Dr. Uttam Kumar Sarkar, and Md. Habibur Rahman, Officer in Charge, Golra Highway Thana, Manikganj

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