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 BSS 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 MinisterSheikh 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.