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World’s largest burn and plastic surgery institute opened in Dhaka
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday inaugurated the world’s largest burn and plastic surgery institute at Chankharpul in Dhaka.
She opened this most modern institute—Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute — in the morning.
The health ministry has named the institute after prime minister Sheikh Hasina in recognition of her devotion to the development of burn and plastic surgery healthcare system.
The institute is expected to open a new horizon in burn treatment as it will provide best treatment facilities to patients with burn injuries, chief coordinator of the institute Samanta Lal Sen said.
The institute will help treat more burn patients and make more plastic surgeons to meet the country’s requirements, he said.
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 training to enhance their professional excellence.
With most modern equipment and technology, the institute would be a centre of excellence for treatment, research and studies.
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.
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 an estimated cost of Tk 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 of the main building began on April 27, 2016.