Welcome to the BD-ICU Register

 

The BD-ICU Register provides the public and government authorities of Bangladesh with near real-time information on the availability and occupancy of intensive care unit beds, COVID-19 and fever or flu ward isolation beds, and other life-saving critical care resources like snake antivenom and rabies post-exposure prophylaxis in healthcare facilities in Bangladesh.

Any healthcare facility in Bangladesh that attends inpatients (i.e., public and private healthcare providers as well as those operated by non-governmental, supranational or faith-based organizations) must register with BD-ICU, and must update their availability and occupancy status at least once a day by 09:00 hr a.m.
 

Registering with BD-ICU and maintaining an uninterrupted, validated record of punctual updates is a requirement for the renewal of licences by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) that are needed to operate any hospital or clinic in Bangladesh. Entering false or falsified information upon registering with BD-ICU or upon updating availability or occupancy data is a criminal offence punishable under Sections 19, 22, 23, and 25 of Act No. 46 of the Year 2018 (Digital Security Act, 2018). Compliance will be monitored on site by law enforcement agencies including Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and Mobile Courts, and centrally by DGHS.

Current occupancy of intensive care and isolation beds of hospitals in Bangladesh

History of BD-ICU

BD-ICU is a product of Bangladesh-Germany cooperation and owned and operated by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh. It was inspired by the model of the “DIVI-Intensivregister” which provides daily updates of the intensive care capacities of Germany. BD-ICU was developed within the framework of the collaborative research project “Improving Access to Care for Medical Emergencies in Flood Disasters in Bangladesh” (FlutNetz Project). The goal of the FlutNetz Project is to contribute to a sustainable improvement of paramedical and medical emergency care during flood events in Bangladesh, by introducing, scientifically investigating and validating new, innovative measures of prevention, logistics and therapy for those acute medical problems that cause the highest mortality among the flood affected population (drowning, snakebite envenoming, electrocution/lightning strike), and for dog bites/rabies. The FlutNetz Project is financially supported by a research grant from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany (BMBF) in the funding line "Internationales Katastrophen- und Risikomanagement – IKARIM", a part of the framework programme "Research for Civil Security " by the Federal Government of Germany. The development cost of BD-ICU was covered by the BMBF grant for the FlutNetz Project to Goethe University Frankfurt.
 

 

 

Brief summary of hospital reporting duties:

1. Log in to the menu item Login of the BD-ICU intensive care register.

2. Any hospital or clinic attending inpatients in Bangladesh must make a Report at least once a day by 9:00 hr a.m. in order to fulfil its reporting obligation. In addition to this daily reporting obligation, you can update your bed occupancy data as many times per day as you like.

Hospitals/clinics with several reporting areas (for example, more than one ICU in different buildings at one site) may coordinate reporting or register separately by reporting area, provided that full compliance with reporting obligations is guaranteed.

 3. BD-ICU makes a weekly report of update performance and data for the past calendar week available for download. The authorized representative of the hospital/clinic must manually download this report via the menu item My hospital/clinic location overview and must forward it to DGHS as an email attachment to XXXXX@YYYYY.