Health Desk-- 7th Jan’19: Aiming to provide patients with medical tests and emergency services under one roof, the authorities of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) launched new One-stop Emergency Centre on Monday.
State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Zahid Maleque inaugurated the centre at around 2:30pm. According to the state minister, the government is planning to establish such centres in every districts.
The newly launched centre is located in a five-storey building, also known as the “new building”, with an operation theatre on the second floor and post-anaesthesia care unit on the first floor.
The emergency centre has 15 beds, including four in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), six in High-Dependency Unit (HDU) and five observation beds, along with all diagnostic test equipment including CT scan, ECG, nebulisation, cardiac monitor, digital X-ray, ultrasonography, and a mini pathology laboratory.
There is also a five-bed casualty observation ward and three-bed minor OT to treat patients of neuro-surgery and head injuries.
Director of DMCH Brig Gen AKM Nasir Uddin said, “Around 1,200-1,500 patients come to emergency unit every day. It was difficult for two medical officers and four emergency doctors to provide treatment to such a huge number of patients properly”.