The world’s largest burn and plastic surgery institute named after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to be inaugurated on Wednesday.
“Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute, which aims at opening a new horizon in burn treatment, will provide best treatment facilities to patients,” Chief Coordinator of the Institute Dr Samanta Lal Sen told BSS today.
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.
Sen, also Dhaka Medical College Hospital Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit Coordinator, said the 12-storey 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.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim hoped that thousands of burn victims would get advanced treatment from this specialised hospital.
With most modern equipment and technology, the institute would be a centre 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 constructed 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 was 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 professionals and conduct research.
There are three blocks in the institute. Of those, one block will be the burn unit, one plastic surgery unit and another academic wing.
Construction work of the main building began on April 27, 2016.