The premier is giving utmost importance to public healthcare amid the Covid-19 situation, says a PMO official
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has diverted an amount of Tk15 crore, allocated for the procurement of vehicles for her office, to the cause of people’s healthcare services.
“The money allocated for the procurement of motor vehicles for the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in the 2021-2022 fiscal year has been diverted to the cause of people’s healthcare services at the directive of the prime minister,” Ihsanul Karim, prime minister’s press secretary, said on Sunday.
He said the premier was giving utmost importance to public healthcare amid the Covid-19 situation.
According to the official, the prime minister has taken many steps in order to ensure healthcare services, including recruitment of doctors and health workers, enhancing health infrastructure and equipment facilities, increasing ICUs, increasing hospital capacity, providing incentives for health workers and providing free Covid-19 vaccines to people.
Sheikh Hasina has also made a special allocation for public healthcare services.
Director General (Administration) of PMO Mohd Ahsan Kibria Siddiqui sent a letter to the authorities concerned on Sunday to execute the directive.