National Institute of Diseases of the Chest and Hospital
National Institute of Diseases of the Chest and Hospital (NIDCH) is a state supported research institute and hospital in Bangladesh. It was established in 1955 as TB Hospital. In 1962 it was upgraded as National Chest Diseases Institute.
The institute provides postgraduate training for the students of Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Ciseases (DTCD), Doctor of Medicine (MD, Chest), FCPS, MS, and also undergraduate teaching in tuberculosis for the students of different medical colleges.
- To provide diagnosis and treatment facilities for tuberculosis and chest diseases.
- To conduct postgraduate courses and training facilities for DTCD, MD (Chest), MS (Thoracic Surgery), FCPS (Pulmonary), FCPS (Thoracic Surgery).
- To provide specialized training facilities for the chest specialists, nurses, medical technologists and field workers.
- To conduct research activities in the field of chest diseases.
- To provide surgical treatment of chest diseases.
- To provide and co-ordinate management of the avian influenza, pandemic H1N1.
The departments of the institute:
- Department of Respiratory Medicine
- Department of Thoracic Surgery
- Department of Radiology & Imaging
- Department of Pathology & Microbiology
- Department of Biochemistry
- Department of Transfusion Medicine
- Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory (NTRL)
The Intensive Care Unit in the hospital is not operative because of lack of ability of the hospital to maintain it.
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