Chittagong is located in the southeastern part of Bangladesh and is the second largest City having a population of more than 4.5 million with a catchments area of 24 million. Chittagong is the industrial hub of the country and deals with over 60% of the country’s total exports and imports.

The city is connected with the outside world through its international airport directly and via Capital Dhaka. The average temperature various from 21 to 30 F.

Inadequate healthcare facilities in both public and private sectors are forcing a significant number of patients every year to travel abroad to seek treatment at great mental and physical sufferings. Available information indicates around USD 500 million is being spent outside the country every year for healthcare.

A state of the art facility coupled with a world class medical, clinical and administrative staff focused provide the highest standard of customer service-with the highest commitment to clinical quality- will soon be available at Imperial Hospital Limited, a 350-bed hospital, and Imperial College of Nursing and Allied health.

The Chittagong Eye Infirmary and Training Complex (CEITC), an internationally reputed Tertiary Eye Care Institution with a track record of extensive delivery of eye care services in the country for more than 2 decades, has taken an initiative to set up a Specialized General Hospital at Chittagong and formed a public limited company with the name and title – “IMPERIAL HOSPITAL LIMITED”. A group of entrepreneurs joined hands in this noble venture.

Imperial Hospital Ltd, is committed to the provision of world class healthcare services in Bangladesh and strives to be the healthcare provider and employer of choice, by offering uncompromising quality, efficiency and customer service in the care of its patients and their families.

IHL recognizes the importance of a highly qualified healthcare team in accomplishing its mission, and is committed to the employment and continuous development of the highest caliber physicians and staff whose priority will be to exceed the quality and customer service expectations of patients, their families and co-workers through excellence, efficiency and a commitment to serve.

Specialized General Hospital covering a floor area of 600,000 sft.

  • 350 beds.
  • Nurses’ and Allied Health Training Institute.
  • 10% bed reserved for indigent patient.

Inpatient Block – Major facilities are:

  • Bed capacity           :350
  • Single occupancy       :88
  • Double occupancy      :76
  • Isolation rooms        :20
  • NICU                   :10
  • Critical Care Beds     :65

Diagnostic & Treatment Block:

  • Operation Theaters  :14
  • Emergency, Blood Bank, Physical Medicine, Endoscopy, Imaging (Radiology, MRI,CT, Ultra Sound, Mammo, Bone Densitometry, NuclearMedicine), Dialysis etc.
  • Full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services.

OPD Block- Major Facilities are:

  • Number of consulting rooms       :52
  • Procedure rooms                  :07
  • No. of clinics       :23
  • Pediatric Clinic
  • OBS/Gyn Clinic
  • Endocrine, Fertility clinic, Cardiac clinic, Orthopedic etc.
  • Laundry, Kitchen, Central Air-Conditioning System, Fire Fighting, Medical Gas System, Captive Power Supply.
  • Other facilities such as: Accommodation for patient’s attendant (40 nos. rooms), Bank, Prayer Room, Gift and Utility Shops, Central Cafeteria etc.
  1. Cardiology
  2. Endocrinology
  3. Orthopedics
  4. Urology
  5. OBS/GYN
  6. Nephrology
  7. Pulmonology
  8. Gastroenterology
  9. Anesthesiology
  10. Pediatrics and Neonatology
  11. Neuroscience
  12. Radiology / Imaging
  13. Pathology
  14. Blood Bank
  15. Internal Medicine
  16. General Surgery
  17. Plastics / Cosmetics Surgery
  18. Accident & Emergency
  19. Dermatology
  20. Oncology

To ensure health care services of international standards, IHL shall employ senior consulting physicians, highly trained experienced nurses and skilled technical staff. These employees will be recruited from abroad in the initial years of the hospital. Approximately around 45 expatriates are expected to be providing service at the hospital.

Building Commissioning, Hospital Commissioning & Operations Management

The commissioning of the building is in progress, headed by Engineer Strohmayer Siegfried as Project Director. VAMED has also engaged Bio-Medical Consultant who is assisting IHL towards preparation of a detail list of equipment, instruments &furniture including selection and installation.

VAMED has also engaged IT consultant in connection with selection of IT cables, development of specifications for software including selection and installation of software & hardware.

VAMED shall assist IHL in the recruitment, training, orientation and supervision of senior management team.They shall also assist day-to-day operation of IHL with intention to provide the highest level of service initially for a period of 5 (five) years including technology transfer.

Commissioning of the Hospital

It is planned that commissioning of the hospital shall take place in February 2019.

Imperial College of Nursing (ICN) and Allied Health

In conjunction with the Imperial Hospital Limited (IHL), it is the planned development of the Imperial College of Nursing (ICN) which will provide a four year B.Sc. in Nursing under the University of Chittagong. Similarly a 3 year course in different Allied Health Technology leading to Diploma shall be run by the college.

  • Yearly intake in nursing              –  50 nos.
  • Yearly intake in AH Technology    –  25 nos.
  • Accommodation facilities both for trainees, trainers and senior nurses.

The primary aim of the Imperial College of Nursing is to assist in developing a well-educated nursing work force that is able to serve the people of Bangladesh and provide patient and family centered quality health care. Nurses from the Imperial College of Nursing will provide quality nursing care to individuals and families within the context of community that reflects a commitment to the professional nursing values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice.

International Collaboration

IHL has in mind to collaborate with leading regional and international referral healthcare centres towards its growth and development through exchange of ideas and technology transfer

Project Funding/ Sponsors

  • Chittagong Eye Infirmary & Training Complex Trust is the prime sponsor.
  • Local sponsors.
  • Lenders: United Commercial Bank Limited (UCBL) and World Bank (WB) are primary lenders.