The government has taken an initiative to recruit 10,000 physicians aiming at ensuring healthcare services for the people, top officials of the health ministry informed this to a parliamentary body today.
The parliamentary standing committee on health ministry was also informed that as part of the move, the government has already appointed 4,607 physicians through the 39th BCS.
The meeting was held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with the committee chief and a ruling Awami League MP Abul Kalam Azad in the chair.
The meeting was informed that around 6,000 rural people are getting healthcare services from each community clinic while the country has now 13,743 community clinics.
A total of 12,850 Community Health Care Providers are employed in the community clinics across the country.
Committee members Planning Minister MA Mannan, Saber Hossain Chowdhury, Hafiz Ahmed Majumder, Biren Sikder, Manjur Hossen, Raushan Ara Mannan, Abida Anzum Mita and the planning secretary, among others, were present at the meeting.