Saturday, January 12, 2019

Elderly people to get free treatment: Minister

BSS, Dhaka :
Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque said initiatives would be taken to ensure free medical services for all elderly people aged above 65 years as per the pledge of Awami League made in its election manifesto.
"Apart from taking initiatives for setting up cancer hospital at each division, a 10-bed kidney unit will be set up at all medical college hospitals and district sadar hospitals," he said.
The minister said this on Thursday while addressing the orientation programme of the first year students of the Dhaka Medical College (DMC) under the academic session 2018-19, said a press release.DMC Principal Professor Dr Abul Kalam Azad presided over function, addressed, among others, by Sate Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Murad Hasan, Health Services Division Secretary Md Asadul Islam and Medical Education and Family Welfare Division Secretary GM Saleh Uddin.  

Zahid Maleque said the government would work to strengthen the people's confidence on the country's health management to reduce the trend of going abroad for treatment.
The health minister urged the medical students to take care of patients with utmost sincerity.