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NEWS: Brig. Gen. AKM Akhtaruzzaman, ndc, psc (Retd.), new CEO of Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute and Hospital, addresses the doctors and key personnel during the formal meet up session on Monday, Nov 16, 2020
HomeMessage from CEO

Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute & Hospital (IIEI&H) is a legendary Institute in Bangladesh. The great philanthropist M A Ispahani founded this in 1960. A ‘Not for Profit’ Hospital was born with a mandate not only to provide quality eye-care for all segments of society but also to train doctors, surgeons and paramedics to serve the country. Today, it has a team of over 900 people with 120 full time doctors to serve in excess of 900,000 patients annually through our own hospital network.

This journey of six decades has been challenging. The hospital had gone through several hurdles, ups & downs, successes & failures, joys & sorrows. IIEI&H is by far the largest service provider of eye care in Bangladesh.

The team at IIEI&H is committed to the NABH International Gold Quality Accreditation for healthcare and patient safety.  This process will be completed in the latter part of 2018. In addition, it is moving towards making the hospital paperless, which will not only contribute towards a greener initiative but will also optimize the service timeline for each patient. Currently, the IIEI&H team is working hard to create a 40,000 square feet ‘State of Art’ operation theater complex in line with global standards.

On January 23, 2017 we suddenly lost our beloved Chairman Mirza Ali Behrouze Ispahani. He was a source of inspiration and the backbone of our hospital. In his memory, we have incorporated the first fundamental research facility in Ophthalmology in the country.

IIEI&H has developed a robust community service approach striving to provide services to as many people as possible taking eye care to the doorstep of the unreached. We have a long way to go. Your suggestions, encouragement, participation and contribution will help to build a healthier society.


Chief Executive Officer