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Titli Khan

Published:
2018-09-18 15:37:17 BdST

Sheikh Hasina burn institute to be inaugurated next month


World’s largest burn and plastic surgery institute named after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to be inaugurated late next month here, Chief Coordinator of the Institute Dr Samanta Lal Sen told today.

“Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute aims at opening
a new horizon in burn treatment will provide best treatment facilities to
patients,” Sen, also Dhaka Medical College Hospital Burn and Plastic Surgery
Unit Coordinator, added.

The institute will help treat more burn patients and make more plastic
surgeons to meet the country’s requirements, he said, adding Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the institute situated in capital’s
Chankharpul area.

The 12-storied institute located next to the Mayor Mohammad Hanif Flyover
will provide advanced treatment to burn patients while physicians and nurses
will also get trainings to enhance their professional excellence, he said.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim, on the other hand,
hoped thousands of burn victims will get advanced treatment from this
specialized hospital.

With most modern equipments and technologies, the institute would be a
center of excellence for treatment, research and studies, he said while
talking to BSS.

The institute with 500 beds, 50 intensive care unit and 12 operation
theatres will be the largest burn and plastic surgery institute in the world,
he added.

The health ministry has decided to name the institute after Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina in recognition of her devotion to development of burn and
plastic surgery healthcare system.

“Bangladesh Army has been constructing the institute with sincerity and
efficiency,” said DMCH Director Brigadier General AKM Nasir Uddin.

On April 6, 2016, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the
construction work by laying the foundation stone of the institute.

The burn and plastic surgery institute is being constructed at estimated
cost of Taka 522 crore as part of the present government’s plan to provide
modern treatment facilities to the patients of burn injuries, create expert
medical persons and conduct research.

There would be three blocks in the institute. Of those, one block will
house the burn unit, one plastic surgery unit and another academic wing.

Construction work of the main building began on April 27, 2016.

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