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Shahbagh turns into a hub of super specialised healthcare

Shahbagh turns into a hub of super specialised healthcare
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Super Specialised Hospital (top), BSMMU (Bottom left), and BIRDEM and Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital and Research Institute. – SUN PHOTO

The government is turning Shahbagh of the capital into a hub of super specialised healthcare services through setting up super specialised hospitals with world-class technology and skilled medical staff.

As part of the move, the authorities have already set up unit-1 of super specialised hospital on the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) campus.

The super specialised hospital is expected to start providing medical services this month.

The government is also going to set up another super specialised hospital (unit-2) on the BSMMU campus to provide super specialised treatment facilities.

Health experts said Shahbagh area will turn into a hub of the super specialised hospitals as there is also BIRDEM and Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital & Research Institute opposite BSMMU.

Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) and BIRDEM-2 (Women and Children) hospital are also situated near Shahbagh.

“BSMMU super specialised hospitals can provide the world-class treatment services and made highly skilled manpower through giving training and higher degrees,” Prof Dr Kanak Kanti Barua, former vice-chancellor of BSMMU, told the Daily Sun.

Mentioning that after completion of the BSMMU super specialised hospital projects, Shahbagh area will turn into a hub of super specialised hospitals, the professor said it will expand development of the country’s services and medical education sector manyfold.

BSMMU sources said another multidisciplinary super-specialised hospital will be built under BSMMU, Phase-2 project at Bangladesh Betar Bhaban in the capital.

“After starting the activities of the super specialised hospital 1, we have taken a decision in principle to expand our super specialised hospital through phase 2. In the new project, we will emphasise the need for research and training activities,” said Prof Dr Mohammed Atiqur Rahman, treasurer of BSMMU.

BSMMU sources said there may be five or six core departments and sub-departments, research centres, skill labs, lecture theatres, libraries, and a Bangabandhu museum at the proposed 11-storey hospital, the second super specialised hospital.

The hospital will have a 400-car parking facility on four basement levels while the first one of the super specialised hospital will have a parking capacity of 250 vehicles on two basement levels.

In the second super specialised hospital, there may be overhead or underground connecting corridors between the two hospitals for ease of patient access.

However, the two super specilised hospitals will be run by the separate administration of each hospital though they will be under the BSMMU umbrella.

According to the BSMMU, the first super specialised hospital, which has been set up under the BSMMU), is expected to start admitting patients from June as the construction of the hospital building already has completed.

“We hope we can inaugurate our super specialised hospital in June and from then we will start admitting patients. The hospital will run completely in phases,” Prof Dr Atiqur Rahman told the Daily Sun.

BSMMU Super Specialised Hospital will provide specialised treatment services for critical health problems of the patients those are available in hospitals in developed countries.

“We will provide organ transplant services and other specialised treatment services in the hospital,” Atiqur added.

Prof Dr Md Zulfiqur Rahman Khan, project director of the super specialised hospital, said it is a center-based hospital. It will be run fully digitally as patients will get treatment with paperless process.

The project profile said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approved the project titled ‘Establishment of super specialised hospital under Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU)’ in ECNEC on February 2, 2016. The foundation stone of the hospital was set up on September13, 2018.

In this hospital, five centres have been established namely Emergency Medical Care Center, Mother and Child Health Care Centre, Cerebro and Cardiovascular Centre, Hepatobiliary and Gastroenterology Centre and Kidney Diseases centre.

There also will be centres in collaboration with Opthalmology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Physicial Medicine and Rehabilitation and General Surgery.

Every day, 5,000-8,000 new patients will get treatment in the outpatient centres of the hospital and a total of 22,000 indoor patients will get treatment yearly.