Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim on Sunday expressed his optimism that the 500-bed specialized “Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery” will start its journey in September.
“World’s largest burn and plastic surgery institute will be inaugurated after the name of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the month of her birth anniversary in September,” he told newsmen while visiting the under-construction institute in Chankharpool area.
The minister said the 12-storied institute will provide advanced treatment to burn patients while physicians and nurses will also get training from it.
Nasim said Bangladesh Army has been completing the construction of the institute with sincerity and efficiency.
Chief of Army Staff General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq, Health Ministry Additional Secretary Bablu Kumar Saha, National Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit Chief Coordinator Dr Samanta Lal Sen and Dhaka Medical College Hospital Director Brigadier General AKM Nasir Uddin, among others, were present on the occasion.
The project got the approval of Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on November 24, 2015. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid the foundation stone of the institute on April 6, 2016.