Vol. 4 Num 274 Sat. March 06, 2004  

Square Hospital Comes into being early next year

An integrated hospital of international standard managed by reputed Bumrungrad Hospital of Thailand comes into operation early next year in Dhaka.

Square Group has taken up the 300-bed hospital venture, 'Square Hospital Limited', at a cost of $40 million in what will be the major private sector investment in healthcare services in Bangladesh.

Set on Panthapath Road, the hospital will introduce 'health service shopping mall' concept, which means providing all healthcare services under one roof. The hospital will offer specialised clinic and diagnostic services and physiotherapy centre for outdoor patients.

"The hospital will bring in new dimension to healthcare service of Bangladesh," Managing Director of Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Tapan Chowdhury said yesterday on the occasion of the visit of the mission heads in Bangladesh to its Kaliakoir plant in Gazipur.

"The management of Bumrungrad Hospital will take the service of the hospital to new heights," Chowdhury said. He believes people will no longer be needing to go abroad for treatment as its service and facilities will be at par with other reputed hospitals in the region.

The hospital will have 10 major operating rooms, two cardiac operating rooms, two cardiac catheterisation units, caesarian section rooms, two minor surgery rooms, women birthing centre, automated clinical laboratory, 24-hour trauma and ambulance, helipad transfer facilities and three-floor car parking facility, said Michael Hall, director (Operations) of Square Hospital project.

Staffed with overseas and local experts, the hospital will have a database of medical record and an information system supplied by Microsoft.