May 19, 2013 | 09:12 AM (BD Time)
19 May, 2013 Sunday
PM asks doctors, staff
Render services to make hospitals effective
. UNB, Dhaka
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said that the mass people will not get benefit of a hospital if doctors and other staff members of that hospital fail to provide their respective services properly.
"Hospital is just a physical infrastructure, it is the responsibility of the doctors and other workers to make it effective," she said while inaugurating the 500-bed Kurmitola General Hospital at the Dhaka Cantonment.
Hasina asked all concerned to perform their respective duties properly to ensure that mass people will get the required services in right time.
She said healthcare is a basic and constitutional right of the people and her government has been implementing various programmes to reach it to the doorsteps of the common people.
The Prime Minister announced that the number of physicians, nurses and other health workers will be increased proportionately in the government hospitals and health centers to ensure better treatment.
She directed the Health Minister to take necessary steps to establish a Nurses' Training Institute on the campus of the Kurmitola General Hospital to impart appropriate training to the nurses.
She said that Dhaka Medical, Salimullah Medical and Suhrawardy Medical college hospitals are located in z
the middle and southern part of the city. With the inauguration of the Kurmitola General Hospital opportunities of healthcare services for the huge number of people in the northern part of greater Dhaka has been created.
"From now on they will no longer need to go to southern part of the city for treatment."
Hasina said that in 1998, she laid the foundation stone of the Armed Forces Medical College and a full fledged hospital was needed for the students of this college.
Kurmitola General Hospital will play a vital role in building efficient, modern, time-befitting, and professional physicians for the country, she said.
The Prime Minister said that during its previous tenure, her government had undertaken a programme to establish 18,000 community clinics across the county to ensure healthcare services for the rural people.
She said around 4,000 such clinics went into operation, but "due to political jealousy the previous BNP-Jamaat alliance government" had closed those clinics depriving the rural people of healthcare services.
Hasina said after taking office this time, the present government has restarted those closed community clinics along with establishing more such new clinics. Moreover, the government has ensured the regular presence of doctors in those clinics so that people could get healthcare service in real term.
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