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5,000 new modern beds to be added to DMCH

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 8 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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5,000 new modern beds to be added to DMCH

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The government is going to add 5,000 new beds with modern facilities to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) in the capital, which will smooth the way for better treatment.

“Dhaka Medical College Hospital will turn into world’s notable hospital, as 5,000 modern beds are being set up in this hospital. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has allocated Tk 20,000 crore to this end,” said Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque.

The health minister came up with the information while speaking at Inauguration of the Certification Program in Emergency Medicine-CPEM arranged by Dhaka Medical College and Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania, USA at the DMC Gallery in the capital on Tuesday.

He said all types of facilities including updated test facilities will be available at the hospital while ultra modern emergency ward will also be launched.

“At the same time, eight 15-storied high standard hospitals with cancer, kidney and liver cirrhosis treatment and dialysis facilities will be built in eight divisional cities of the country. The Prime Minister wants to decentralize the treatment facilities by reducing pressure in Dhaka city,” Zahid Maleque said.

He further said it is good news that the Prime Minister has approved a project at ECNEC meeting on Tuesday to set up Burn and Plastic Surgery treatment facilities in eight divisional cities.

At the same time, she also approved the project of digitalizing the entire health sector of the country. “We hope people can receive better treatment in their local areas like in Dhaka city in the future,” he added.

DMCH, which was established in 1946, is considered a definitive healthcare institution in Bangladesh. Now the 2,300-bed hospital provides services to around 3,500 patients every day.