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Praava is a network of family health centers based in Dhaka. According to Praava tagline, it is about family doctors and diagnostics. Praava has a group practice of family health professionals that include family doctors who have advanced training in family medicine.

In Bangladesh, people have a tendency to directly go to a specialist even when the situation doesn’t demand so.
Praava’s group of family health professionals includes women’s health specialists, pediatrics, dentistry, physiotherapy, nutritionists, psychological counseling, and health coaching.

On the backend, it has six labs that can do 250 unique tests. The lab has been set up according to international standards and we are proud to challenge anyone to find variation between our lab reports and any other internationally accredited lab. It has started the application process for international accreditation, which takes a couple of years to complete.

Praava Health has built Bangladesh’s first PCR lab for molecular cancer diagnostics. Molecular cancer diagnostics, including liquid biopsy, can reduce cancer mortality based on early detection as well as develop a better understanding of the patient’s disposition to various treatment options and disease management. This latest technology only recently became available even in the west.

Apart from its walk-in service like any other healthcare center in the country, it has also introduced membership plans which are first of their kind in this market. Praava’s annual membership plans range from BDT 4,500 to BDT 28,000.

Praava has its own mobile app, which is part of the first-ever fully integrated hospital information system in the country. This means all of a patient’s records are kept here by Praava and can be accessed anytime from anywhere. It means Praava’s lab is fully integrated with technology. As soon as a lab machine runs a test, the report is automatically stored in its central system in the name of the patient.

Once you are registered with Praava, you can connect your app with your Praava registration number and access your records online from anywhere. You can also make appointments and communicate with Praava using the app.