CPH to be a world-class health facility: IGP

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Benazir Ahmed on Wednesday said the Central Police Hospital (CPH) will be an international standard health centre. 

He made this remark while  addressing  as the chief guest  at  the inauguration ceremony of the newly constructed 6-storey emergency department building of the CPH  at Rajarbagh in the capital.

He said, “At present, all kinds of diseases are being treated in this hospital.  We’ll also make arrangements for installing heart ring surgery for the patients. We are also arranging cancer treatment here.”

Referring to the efforts of the doctors, nurses and health workers of the CPH during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the IGP said, “The services of this hospital have been considered as the best medical service  in providing treatment of the Covid-19. Not only police personnel, but also government officials and ordinary citizens were given treatment at the CPH.”

He said that with the generosity of the Prime Minister, the CPH  was transformed into a full-fledged Covid-19 hospital in just six weeks.

Dr Benazir said, CPH is also ahead in vaccinating Covid-19. So far 26,000 people have been vaccinated at the hospital. There were 3,000 ordinary people who were vaccinated here.”

The IGP said, “The members of the police are to perform challenging duties in critical situations. As a result, they suffer from common diseases as well as stomach, kidney , heart diseases and cancer. We want to give them world-class treatment in this hospital.”

At present, the hospital has Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with several  hospitals in Singapore. Plans are being taken to have MoUs with various other hospitals in developed countries, he added.

"We want to serve the general public, not police members only," he said.

The IGP also mentioned that the initiative to set up a police medical college would also be taken up.

Senior police officers were also present at the program. ICU, CCU, HDU units have been set up in the newly constructed building of one lakh five thousand square feet.