About us


National Institute of Diseases of the Chest and Hospital (NIDCH), Dhaka is situated at Mohakhali adjacent of Gulshan. It has 47.28 acres of land. It was started as “TB Hospital” on September 1955 with 200 beds for tuberculosis patients. In 1962, it was upgraded as the “Institute of Chest Diseases and Hospital”. It has residential accommodation for the Director, officers, staffs, a hostel for DTCD students and a hostel for the nurses. Thirty three class one officers, two class two officers, 146 class three employees and 201 class four employees are surving the institute at present. NIDCH is the only institute of Bangladesh which extend modern specialized medical and surgical treatment to complicated chest and TB patients and also offer training of medical manpower in the specialization of tuberculosis and chest diseases.
The Institute provides Post-Graduate training for the students of “Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest diseases” (DTCD), Doctor of Medicine (MD, Chest), FCPS, MS, and also under graduate teaching in Tuberculosis for the students of different Medical Colleges. In 10 separate blocks, the hospital has accommodation for 685 patients suffering from Pulmonary Tuberculosis and allied diseases of the chest. Of the total 170 beds are allotted for Non-Tubercular Chest diseases and 330 for Pulmonary Tuberculosis cases. 85 beds are allocated for Asthma patients in National Asthma Center building. 70 beds are reserved for MDR TB Patients and 100 beds are paying beds.
In order to facilitate management of patients, the Hospital beds are divided and put in 10 Respiratory Medicine units and 7 Thoracic Surgery units with care of units chiefs. The unit chiefs are of the rank of Professor or Associate Professor. They are experienced and possess high academic qualification.

Objectives of the Institute:

  • To provide diagnosis and treatment facilities for Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases.
  • To conduct Post-graduate 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 and field workers.
  • To conduct research activities in the field of chest diseases.
  • To provide surgical treatment of chest diseases accordingly.
  • To provide and co-ordinate management of Avian-Influenza, Pandemic H1N1.

Department 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

Working Hours:

From 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
(as per government rule)
(Friday and Government holidays closed)
Indoor: Round the clock
Emergency: Round the clock