Dhaka –Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said people will never allow recurrence of ‘politics of arson’ attacks carried out by during the opposition actions in the past years.
“We want peaceful atmosphere for our development,” opening the 500-bed health facility that will treat patients suffering burns in Dhaka on Wednesday.
The health facility was named as Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute.
During her speech, Hasina recalled the actions by Bangladesh Nationalist Party led opposition alliance during 2013, 2014 and 2015 that left many people burnt to death and numerous others injured in firebombs.
At least 130 people were killed in firebombs on public transports when BNP-led alliance called for indefinite nationwide road blockade apparently to unseat the government of Prime Minister Hasina in 2015.
The prime ministers said that her government managed to go ahead to develop the country despite many obstacles.
She called the people to remain alert to check recurrence of such attack and simultaneously warned of quick and stern actions against perpetrators of such activities.
“The government will do whatever is required against such acts,” she added.
The health facility, assumed to be the world’s largest burn care hospital, have 50 intensive care units and 12 operation theatres alongside 500 beds.
The prime minister expressed her hope that with most modern equipment and technology, the institute will emerge as a centre of excellence for treatment, research and studies.
Doctors and officials familiar with the setting up of the facility said the institute would provide advanced treatment to burn patients while its physicians and nurses would also get trainings to enhance their professional skills.
The Taka 522 crore-project was taken in 2016 against the backdrop of a series of firebomb and grenade attacks across the country as part of a violent anti-government street campaign.