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The comprehensive health care delivery to a vast number of diabetic all over the country is well recognized as a unique program of the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (BADAS). The Association executes this program primarily through its central institute called the Bangladesh Institute of Research & Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM).
The Institute has the largest diabetic out-patient turnover in the world under a single roof and it has about 700 bed In-Patient hospital with all modern disciplines of medicine. Through its Academy BIRDEM conducts the largest number of postgraduate medical courses in the private sector. With large umber of international collaborations the institute is now widely acclaimed as one of the most advanced research center in the world. This is reflected in the recognition of BIRDEM by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a Collaborating Center for Research on Prevention and Control of Diabetes. It is the first of its kind outside Europe.
Clinical Services Division is responsible for the services provided to the in-patient & out patient department both diabetic and non diabetic. The Clinical Services Division provides comprehensive diabetic care, to all the registered diabetic patients irrespective of economic and social status free of charge. Diabetic patients are entitled to free medical consultations on recommendation by the social welfare department. Free diabetes education (which includes basic knowledge on overall health), nutritional advice, social support and rehabilitation, if necessary are given.