With state-of-the-art equipment and modern operation theaters, the hospital will provide treatment to all critical patients referred by any public or private hospital, or a physician. Some 5,000-8,000 patients will receive outdoor services at the hospital.

This specialised hospital will be an alternative option for many Bangladeshis opting to go abroad for treatment.

Officials said the hospital will have 750 beds. There will also be 14 ultra-modern operation theatres, a 100-bed Intensive Care Unit, a 100-bed emergency unit, six VVIP and 22 VIP cabins, and 25 deluxe cabins.

The specialised services include bone marrow transplant, gene therapy, and robotic surgery.

This specialised hospital will be an alternative option for many Bangladeshis opting to go abroad for treatment

There will also be six designated centres for particular medical needs, while each ward will have eight beds.

The six designated centres include those for specialised autism, maternal care and childcare, emergency medical care, hepatobiliary and gastroenterology, cardiology and cerebrovascular diseases, and nephrology at the primary stage.

Centres at the secondary stage include those for respiratory medicine, general surgery, ophthalmology, dentistry, dermatology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Around 1,500 healthcare staff including 300 physicians will provide services to the patients in the hospital.

To this end, at least 120 physicians, nurses and other officers have already received training in South Korea.

Every activity of the hospital will be done through an automated system, and patient data would be recorded for 100 years.

This project was taken up in 2016 with a view to increasing BSMMU's capacity by providing treatment for general and complex diseases, establishing a "safety net hospital" through modernisation of medical care and management, and ensuring skill development of professionals.

Of the total cost of Tk 15.61 billion, South Korean government's Economic Development Cooperation Fund has provided Tk 10 billion, while the government allocated Tk 3.3 billion and BSMMU contributed Tk 1.7 billion.

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