Dhaka, Bangladesh
Doctors' attendance in govt hospitals rises to 75pc: Minister

Doctors' attendance in govt hospitals rises to 75pc: Minister

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque on Thursday said the attendance of doctors in the government hospitals has increased to 75 per cent from 40 per cent due to the ministry's 100-day programme in the health sector, reports BSS. "Every hospital has been brought under the monitoring. The attendance of doctors in the government hospitals has increased to 75 per cent from 40 per cent. We hope it would be 100 per cent soon," he said at a press conference on the ministry's 100-day programme in the health sector at the ministry's conference room here. Zahid added: "We have become successful in implementing the 100-day programme, which was taken as per the election manifesto of Awami League. Another yearlong programme will be announced soon, In-Sha-Allah". Activities of the Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute will start in full swing by July 15, the minister said, adding that required equipments for the specialised hospital have already been procured. He also said that 350 doctors have already been recruited and another 4,792 physicians have been recommended by Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) for recruitment in the government hospitals across the country. More 5,000 doctors will be recruited in the next year, the health minister added.

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