Doctors lobby for posting in Dhaka
Doctors, posted outside Dhaka, come back in the capital through lobbying despite the prime minister's repeated warnings in this regard, said Prime Minister's Adviser on Health and Social Welfare Prof Modassar Ali yesterday.
“In our country, you can't stop lobbying,” he told The Daily Star in reply to a question about doctors not staying in remote areas and thus depriving patients of health services.
Emerging from a meeting with deputy commissioners (DC) at the Secretariat last night, Modassar categorically blamed the DCs who informed him about acute manpower shortage at the government hospitals across the country.
“When you are deputy commissioners you raise the issue of manpower crisis but when promoted you create a bureaucratic tangle in manpower recruitment,” he told the DCs.
Modassar advised the DCs to change their mindset in this regard.
He, however, admitted his failure to execute PM's verbal commitment to the doctors to give incentives to their children when posted in remote areas.