BR to build medical college in Chittagong


PV Desk : Bangladesh Railway (BR) will build a 500-bed medical college and hospital in the country’s prime port city of Chittagong, officials said.

“The college and hospital will be built on six acres of land of the existing 50-bed Central Railway Building (CRB) hospital at CRB hills on Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis,” Amjad Hossain, assistant general manager of BR for education and establishment.

Director of the project Abdul Jalil said the medical college and hospital would be developed in two phases in next eight years. The first phase will be completed by 2021 when a major portion of the hospital with 250 beds would come into operation.

“On completion, the medical college will enroll 500 students every year while the hospital will have 500 beds and all facilities for providing modern and reliable health services in the port city,” he said.