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Emergency – health, medical, ambulance, Police, Fire Brigade, First Aid, lost passport, lost debit and credit cards, lost luggage, lost important documents

October 14, 2014

Still Bangladesh does not have a common single emergency telephone number. So iIf you have an emergency and need a quick response from the Police, the Fire Service, Ambulance or Search and Rescue, you need to dial respective bodies phone no. In most cases, you will find someone who could understand English. However, it may be wise to take help of a local to contact with the respective emergency bodies for better communication.

Contact numbers of hospitals, blood banks, 24 hour pharmacy, dental clinic, foreign embassies and high commissions in Bangladesh could be found here:
There are Police Stations in all main cities and towns in Bangladesh and in many rural locations. Contact details can be found in local telephone books.
In Bangladesh Police website, there is a link called Citizen’s help request(CHR) where you could upload your query or information about different happenings like snatching, loss of documents etc.

For Dhaka city, police stations, fire brigade and ambulance contact number could be found here:

Dhaka Metropolitan Police
Emergency – Tel: 999
Control Room – Tel: 8616552-7

Dhaka police station map:

Dhaka Metropolitan Police website with police stations contact no and addresses:

Find your local police station contact information using the following link:

For example, Uttara Thana(Police Station) contact info comes up as

Uttara Police Station:

Officers Incharge: 

Phone:+88-02- 8914126

Cell: 01713373161

DMP PABX: 999 Ext: 2371,2309

Fax: +88-02-


Inspector Investigation Cell:+88- 01769690259

Very good information site in Bengali


If you need ambulance, you may call any of ambulance service providers. Private Service providers will charge around 3000 BDT for a trip in Dhaka. For cheap rate, you may call government ambulance though usually it is difficult to get government one. There is an NGO called ‘Ad Din \ provides small ambulance with 250 BDT per trip in Dhaka.

Some Ambulance contact no could be found here.:

Medical Emergency

If you are wounded or don’t feel well, you may need emergency medical assistance. It is advisable to go to emergency units of larger government hospitals like Dhaka Medical College. You may go to private clinics directly but in generally they are reluctant to offer reliable emergency service. Here goes the link of the list of government hospitals in Bangladesh:

Very good information site in Bengali:]

There are three large well equipped private hospitals in Dhaka. They provide state of the art treatment with substantial fee(for average foreigners the fee would seem reasonable). The contact info of these three private hospitals are provided below. As a side note, these private hospitals also offer emergency ambulance service. And they usually support most of the prominent medical issues like heart, kidney, dental etc.


18/F Bir Uttam Qazi Nuruzzaman Sarak (West Panthapath), Dhaka – 1205, Bangladesh.


+88 02 8159457 (10 Numbers)          +88 02 8142431 (10 Numbers)

+88 02 8141522 (10 Numbers)          +88 02 8144400 (10 Numbers)

+88 02 8142333 (10Numbers)            Operator Help – 9


+88 02 8144466,  +88 02 8144477,  +88 02 8144488

HOTLINE +88 01713377773-5

PABX Mobile+88 01713141447


+88 02 9118921(General)

+88 02 9114342(Commercial)

United Hospital Limited
Plot 15, Road 71, Gulshan
Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh

HOSPITAL CONTACT NUMBER: +880 2 8836000-10(8066), +880 2 8836434-44(8066) EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: +880 01914001234 HOTLINE: 10666

Emergency at United Hospital:

Apollo Hospitals Dhaka

Address :  Plot: 81, Block: E, Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh
PABX (02) 8401661- 5
Fax :  (02)-8401679, (02)-8401161, (02)-8401691
E-mail : (general enquiries) (feedback)
Web :

EMERGENCY Hotline: 10678
Ambulance:  01714-090000


Landline: (02)-8845242 , 09606286555
Mobile: 01841-APOLLO, 01729-APOLLO, 01195-APOLLO, 01612-APOLLO, 01971-APOLLO (Note: APOLLO signifies 276556), 01911-555555 01911-555555, 01713-064593

Selected hospitals in Dhaka by Dhakasnob

Weblinks of some other hospitals and clinics:


Dental Hospitals and Clinics

If you have severe toothache, then you may need to consult with a dentist. In Dhaka, you will see dental clinics in every major areas. The handy tips to find out the good dentist is to check out how many people gather there or whether it is difficult to get appointment. Here goes a list of dental colleges and hospitals in Bangladersh.

List of dental clinics could be found here

For example,Ibn Sina Dental Center
House- 47, Road- 9/A
Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209
Phone: 9128835-7, 9126625-6
Mobile: 01747444254, 01817142618

Fire Service in Dhaka and other places in Bangaldesh

If there is a fire, you may call emergency fire service no 999. Alternatively you may ring near by fire service station. By the by, in Bangladesh Fire service provider is known as Fire Brigade.

Fire BrigadeHeadquarters – Tel: 9555555, 9556666
Emergency – Tel: 199
Don’t hesitate to contact the police if you feel unsafe or threatened. Report any theft and crime to the police immediately.

Pharmacy and buying medicine

Visitors bringing in a quantity of medication are advised to carry a doctor’s certificate to avoid possible problems with Bangladesh Customs.

In Bangladesh, to buy medicine from the pharmacy or medicine, Doctor’s prescription is not required. However, Doctor’s prescriptions are needed to obtain certain drugs(e.g. sleeping tablets, pain killers) in Bangladesh.

Pharmacies could be found everywhere in Bangladesh. For 24 hours pharmacy one may look nearby the major hospitals.

Some selected pharmacies in Dhaka city by

For example, Lazz pharma is a famous 24 hours pharmacy that sells medicine with fixed price

64/3 Lake Circus
Mirpur Road
Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Tel: (88-02) 911-1843

Uttara Tel:891-8264 Mobile:01191-882-833 1 Jashimuddin Avenue
Sector # 3
Uttra Tower, Uttara.,Dhaka 1230

Losing Passport and other important documents


Try to contact with your local embassy and nearby police station as soon as possible. To find the contact info of your country’s embassy in Bangladesh, search in google or you may find some of them here:

In the police station, you may need to lodge a report called general diary. Please check how to lodge a general diary in Bangladesh post in this site:

After doing the general diary, you may need the notarized copy of it. At different places in Dhaka, you will find notary public and they may do the notary for 500 BDT to 1000 BDT. However, locals may do the notary from Nilkhet, Gaosul Azom Market and the fee may be as low as 12 Taka/page. Make sure to get your original general diary and English version both notarized.

For example,

Company Name:
Products & Services: Notary, Translation, Interpret
Address: Rajlaxmi Complex (6 Th Floor), Plot- 25, Road-07, Sector- 03, Uttara
City: Dhaka
Phone: 01918702855, 01819459555
Desc: Any Document For Notary, Affidavit, Attested, Translation And Any Legal Service

Mohammed Monzur Kader
Advocate-Judges’ Court, Dhaka
NOTARY PUBLIC for whole of Bangladesh
Suite#221(1st floor)
Zahed Plaza
30 Gulshan North C/A,
Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh.

Last update: October 2014


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