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Bashundhara corona hospital ready to hand over to DGHS

Senior Correspondent |
Update: 2020-04-26 7:18:14 PM
Bashundhara corona hospital ready to hand over to DGHS
Bashundhara corona hospital almost ready

DHAKA: Bashundhara corona hospital at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital is almost ready to hand over to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). 

The largest corona hospital, which has been built at the ICCB temporarily to deal with corona patients, will be handed over to them (DGHS) as soon as they will set a date for it.

ICCB Chief Executive MM Jasim Uddin informed this at a briefing on the premises of ICCB on Sunday.

He said, “All the necessary works are finished from our side, especially the work of electrifying. A little bit of ‘fine tuning’ work is left. No work is beyond this. What is left will be done within one day. We along with the Health Engineering Department are working day and night. The DGHS has to come ahead to take charge of the corona hospital. We want to hand over it as soon as possible.”

“They will set a date for the handover with a day or tomorrow. And accordingly, we will hand over it. We hope that Prime Minister will inaugurate it through video conference,” said the ICCB Chief Executive.


Jasimuddin further said that already the work of installing about 1300 beds has already been completed. Also, the rest is here. Those will be installed one by one.  

Health Engineering Department Executive Engineer Masudul Alam said, “We have almost completed our works. There are some beds left and those have brought to the hospital premises. The installation of the beds is left but one day is enough for that.”  

Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan earlier sent a written proposal to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to construct a makeshift hospital at the ICCB.

Bashundhara Group Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir formally tendered the proposal to Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Dr Ahmed Kaikaus at the PMO. The premier accepted the proposal instantly. 

BDST: 1918 HRS, APR 26, 2020

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