Bangladesh has started functioning World’s largest burn and plastic surgery institute named Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute in Dhaka.
The Outpatient Department (OPD) inaugurated by the Health and Family Welfare Minister of Bangladesh Zahid Maleque.
The Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute will help treat burn patients and train plastic surgeons to meet the country’s requirements.
Opening gates of the unit, Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque opened the outdoor unit of the institute as the chief guest in the Dhaka’s Chankharpul area around 11:00am, said Dr Samanta Lal Sen, chief coordinator of the Burn Units across the country. The outdoor unit will remain for patients from 11:00am to 2:30pm every day except public holidays. Besides, the services of indoor unit might be opened within a month, said Samanta Lal Sen.
On October 24 last year, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the burn and plastic surgery institute. 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 skills.
With state-of-the-art equipment and technology, the institute has 500 beds, 50 intensive care units and 12 operation theatres, making it the largest burn and plastic surgery institute in the world.
On April 6, 2016, Hasina inaugurated the construction work of the institute, by laying its foundation stone. The burn and plastic surgery institute was constructed at a cost of Tk 522 crore as part of the current government’s plan to provide modern treatment facilities to patients of burn injuries, develop medical experts and conduct research.
There are three blocks in the institute hosting the burn unit, plastic surgery unit and academic wing.
About Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute
There are about 6 lakh people suffer burn injuries in Bangladesh
They will be benefited from the institute.
This institute facilitated with 500-bed hospital .
There are around 50 ICU and 12 operation theatres
They provide advanced treatment to burn patients in Bangladesh.
The institute built at a cost of over 500 crore.
The 12-story institute provide advanced treatment to burn patients physicians and nurses get training to enhance their professional skills
The institute has 500 beds, 50 intensive care units, and 12 operation theatres,
There are three blocks in the institute hosting the burn unit, plastic surgery unit, and academic wing.