4,500 doctors to be recruited: Health Minister
Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque has said some 4,500 doctors would be recruited within this year.
He came up with the disclosure while talking to journalists after inaugurating the newly constructed six-storied building of Sheikh Hasina Medical College at Tangail on Sunday, reports BSS.
“Shortage of human resources was the major obstacle to ensure smooth health-care services for the people…Our Prime Minister asked us to recruit 10,000 doctors, in the first phase we would recruit 4,500 this year and another 5,500 would be recruited next year,” he said.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recently received the prestigious ‘Vaccine Hero’ award in recognition of Bangladesh’s outstanding success in vaccination to immunise children.
Sanowar Hossain, MP, of Tangail constituency presided over the programme while Joaherul Islam MP, Tanvir Hasan, MP, Ahsanul Islam, MP, Tangail Zila Parishad Chairman Fazlur Rahman Khan Faruk, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) former Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Kamrul Hasan Khan were present, among others, at the programme.