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Barisal Medical College Hospital is getting a new building

Barisal Medical College Hospital is getting a new building

As the old building of Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital, built 55 years ago, has fallen into disrepair, construction of a new building has become necessary. A proposal to build a 20-storey building has already been approved by the ministry. Hospital authorities believe that 30,000 patients can be served simultaneously if this becomes a reality.

The construction work of Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital building started in the early sixties but the hospital was commissioned in 1968. This 5-storey building initially had twenty-two and a half beds, later it was increased to 500 beds without any infrastructural development. The last building has been upgraded to 1000 beds. In the last 55 years, the building has undergone some repair work, but the water, electricity and sewage systems are shaky.

Dr. Sher-i-Bangla Medical College Hospital resident surgeon. Mokhlesur Rahman said, ‘Plasters are falling on the patients who come for treatment. There is no medical environment here.’

The head of the dental department at the time of the establishment of the hospital. Syed Habibur Rahman said, ‘I have not been satisfied with its construction, maintenance and repair work since the beginning. As a result of this, the situation that has arisen has made a new building absolutely necessary.’

The old building cannot be maintained even after repairs. In this situation, the master plan of the new building of 20 floors has been prepared.

Faisal Alam, Executive Engineer of Barisal’s Public Works Department said, “We have included the proposal of a 20-story new building, following the pattern of the old building, after getting approval from the Health Services Department of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and including it in the priority list.”

Hospital director HM Saiful Islam says, ‘In the master plan that has been adopted, the health services of the entire hospital will be linked by overhead bridges. If this plan is implemented, Barisal will be advanced in terms of health services.

About 18,000 people visit Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital every day for medical treatment.