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PM asks ministry to maintain medical college standard

PM asks ministry to maintain medical college standard

Launches academic activities of 11 public medical colleges

Photo: TV grab
Photo: TV grab

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today launched academic activities of 11 public medical colleges in the country, directing the health ministry to maintain standard of the newly-established medical colleges both at public and private sectors side by side with the existing ones.
"We are thanking the health ministry to set up more public medical colleges in the country. Besides a huge number of private medical colleges have already been established, while six more private medical colleges would be set up in the country soon," Hasina said.
"So, I would like to request the health ministry to ensure that the standard of these medical colleges is maintained strictly and no patient-killing doctor comes out of these medical colleges," she added.
Eleven public medical colleges that launched their academic activities today are Sirajganj Medical College, Tangail Medical College, Manikganj Medical College, Jamalpur Medical College, Patuakhali Medical College, Rangamati Medical College, Rangpur Army Medical College, Jessore Army Medical College, Chittagong Army Medical College, Comilla Army Medical College and Bogra Army Medical College.
The Prime Minister inaugurated the academic activities of these public medical colleges through a videoconferencing from her official Gono Bhaban residence here this morning.
Health Minister Mohammad Nasim delivered the welcome address, while Health Secretary Syed Manjurul Islam conducted the function.
State Minister for Health Jahid Malek, Chief of Army Staff General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan. Senior Secretary of the Prime Minister's Office Md Abul Kalam Azad and Press Secretary AKM Shameem Chowdhuri were present on the occasion, among others.
With the launching of 11 newly-established public medical colleges, the number of medical colleges at the public sector rose to 38.
The prime minister also said that the officials concerned will have to be vigil about the academic activities, curriculum and other related matters of the medical colleges of the country.
"Physicians who will come out of these medical colleges will have to be good doctors. You will have to monitor these colleges intensively and make sure that physicians who will pass from these colleges don't turn into patient-killing doctors," she said.

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