Bashundhara’s hospital stands soon



Construction of the biggest make-shift hospital in the capital’s International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) almost ended which may be inaugurated very soon.

Meanwhile, a total of 500 beds have already been installed. 500 more beds are to be set up on Friday. Besides, other decorative constructions are also almost done. There are rooms allotted for the doctors, nurses and supporting staff. To complete the work within a specific time, the construction is being advanced in full swing.

The ICCB has been offered until the coronavirus crisis comes to an end. The Department of Health Engineering commenced its activities on April 12 aiming to establish the hospital erect within 15 days.

Chief Executive Officer of ICCB MM Jashim Uddin provided the information on Thursday.

Jashim Uddin said: “500 beds have been installed already. 500 more beds will be installed on April 24. The Department of Health Engineering, Government and Bashundhara Group are working shoulder to shoulder to establish the hospital that will play a vital role amid the pandemic.”

He also said: “We hope to complete the whole construction within a few days. We have been able to come this far because of the cooperation of all the workers. Moreover, the Trade Centre had been appropriate. Construction 150 toilets with all kinds of amenities is a damn difficult task but we have done it.”

There is neither any column nor pillar inside the Trade Center that will enable the doctors and burses to surveil many patients at a time which is impossible in any hospital as there remain only 20 to 30 beds in a floor. For the openness of this place, the Health Engineers have preferred this place, added the Executive.

Earlier, one of the leading conglomerates Bashundhara Group’s Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan propounded the government to establish a 5,000-bed hospital in ICCB to provide the corona affected with treatment.

After the consent of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, a team of Bangladesh Army and DGHS initiated the step forward after paying a visit to the spot. After a calculation, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) planned a hospital of 2,013 beds and 71 ICU beds.

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