The Dhaka Shishu Hospital is a specialist paediatric hospital seeing about 100,000 outpatients a year, with about 500 – 800 children visiting the hospital each day. The hospital has surgical wards, a nutrition unit, a blood disease and cancer center, and a burn unit. It also has an emergency center and an Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The hospital was established in 1972 with the help of Save the Children (UK) and the World Vision of Bangladesh. The hospital is is run by government’s yearly grant-in-aid, its own income, and occasional donations from national and international organisations such as National Women’s Federation, Food for the Hungry International, Japan International Cooperation Agency, and Korean International Cooperation Agency. The government of Bangladesh provides approximately 50% of the hospital’s annual income.
|Hospital type||Specialist Hospital/Clinic|
|Local language||Bengali, English|
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