Dhaka Medical College and Hospital was established in 1946 during British colonial rule. Since its establishment, Dhaka Medical College is continuously playing a pioneering role in dispersing medical education among young pupils. The hospital attached with the college provides affordable health care to a huge number of patients through its outdoor, indoor and emergency facilities. Over time, the original 100-bed hospital has grown to become Bangladesh's largest hospital. After adding the 500 beds in 2013, it now contains 2300 beds.