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PM: Put special attention on private medical colleges standard

Update : 18 Mar 2018, 03:40 PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the authorities concerned to give special attention on the private medical colleges to make it sure that they are following the standard of the medical education properly. "Private sector is coming forward, they are establishing medical colleges, but I will ask to give more attention on these to make confirm that they are maintaining standard of the education and whether they have the medical curriculum properly, we have to give special attention on this side," she said. She made the statement while inaugurating two-day Criticon Bangladesh 2018, 3rd International Conference on Critical Care Medicine and 1st National Conference on Critical Care Nursing at Krishibid Institution in Dhaka on Sunday. Bangladesh Society of Critical Care Medicine (BSCCM) and Critical Care Nursing Society jointly organized the program. The prime minister said the government has given utmost importance on the development of the healthcare facilities of the countrymen and will do everything whatever needed in this purpose. "We want to make the healthcare facilities available at the door step of the people, even in the rural areas," she said. In this connection she mentioned that the government in its previous 1996-2001 tenure introduced the community clinic system aiming to provide medicare services to the door step of the rural areas. "But BNP-Jamaat government shut down those just on the basis of political vendatta, after coming to the power in 2009. However, we have resumed that system and it is giving good results in our medicare services," she said. Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim, State Minister Zahid Maleque, Health Services Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare secretary Md Serajul Huq Khan, Bangladesh Medical Association president Dr Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin, BSCCM president Prof U H Shahera Khatun, general secretary Prof A S M Areef Ahsan and vice president Dr Mirza Nazimuddin also spoke on the occasion.
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