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Minister: Govt to recruit 5,000 doctors, 15,000 nurses this year

  • Published at 03:24 pm January 6th, 2020
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File photo of Health Minister Zahid Maleque Dhaka Tribune

Bangladesh is ahead of most of the countries in the world in the treatment of stroke, he says

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said the government will recruit 5,000 doctors and 15,000 nurses this year to provide better healthcare to people.

The minister made the announcement after inaugurating the 100-bed stroke unit at the National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital (NINH) in Dhaka on Monday, reports UNB.

"The number of beds in every government hospital in the country has been doubled while the cancer hospital (NICRH) was upgraded to a 500-bed hospital from 200 last month," Zahid Maleque said.

Health Minister Zahid Maleque visits patients while inaugurating the 100-bed stroke unit at the National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital (NINH) in Dhaka on Monday, January 6, 2020 | PID

Mentioning that the process of setting up eight cancer hospitals in eight divisions is underway, the health minister said the government has taken an initiative to double the number of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds this year and decided to set up 250 new dialysis beds as well.

He said Bangladesh is ahead of most of the countries in the world in the treatment of stroke.

"Establishing a 100-bed stroke unit in a government hospital is a rare feat. Except few countries like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Malaysia do not have a 100-bed stroke unit."

Director of NINH Prof Dr Quazi Deen Mohammed moderated the inauguration ceremony where Health Services Division Secretary Md Ashadul Islam, Director General (DG) of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad, and Joint Director of NINH Prof Dr Badrul Alam Mondal were present.

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