Doctors' refusal to be outside Dhaka hampers treatment for all
Health Minister AFM Ruhal Haque yesterday said it would not be possible to ensure proper treatment of the people unless the tendency of doctors to be posted in Dhaka is reduced.
There have been more specialist doctors in some disciplines than the necessity while there are acute crises of specialists in some disciplines, he added.
"Both are a problem in terms of health services and health management," said the minister at the inaugural ceremony of the 10th International Conference and Scientific Session organised by Bangladesh Society of Medicine at a city hotel.
Around 482 medicine specialists and many specialist doctors from the US, the UK and Sweden are participating in the two-day conference.
Plenary lecture, state-of-the-art lecture, symposium, keynote presentation and view-exchange meeting will be held in different segments in the conference.
Climate change and human health, blood pressure, recent advancement of malaria treatment and many other issues will be discussed.
Presided over by Prof Abul Kashem Khandaker, president of the society, the event was also addressed by State Minister for Health Mozibur Rahman Fakir, Health Secretary Sheikh Altaf Ali, DGHS Director General Prof Shah Monir Hossain, Bangladesh Medical Association President Prof Mahmud Hasan and Secretary Prof Sharfuddin Ahmed.