Govt to recruit 10,000 more physicians: Nasim

Health minister Mohammad Nasim on Tuesday said all the
necessary arrangements have been made to recruit 10,000
physicians for providing equitable and inclusive health services
in the country’s rural and urban areas.
The minister came up with the disclosure while addressing the
inaugural ceremony of ‘Shwashthya Suraksha Karmashuchi’ -SSK
(Health Protection Activity) of the government in Madhupur and
Ghatail of Tangail.
Health Economic Unit of the health services division of the health
ministry organised the event at Tangail district auditorium in
Madhupur.
Naism said the precondition to the recruitment of physicians is that
they have to remain present in their upazila health complex
workplaces regularly. “Or else, they’ll lose their jobs immediately.”
The health minister said the government is pledge-bound to provide
health protection for all, and the SSK project is a pilot initiative to
give health protection to poor people.
“The poor will be provided with health card to obtain free health
services for 50 diseases. Poor people will also be brought under TK
50,000 health insurance coverage to ensure improved treatment for
them in district hospitals,” he promised.
Nasim said the government is providing health services among
rural people through more than 13000 community clinics for
achieving health-related sustainable goals by 2030 and ensuring
universal health coverage.
He also distributed free health cards among poor people in the
inauguration ceremony.
State minister for health and family welfare Zahid Maleque, Awami
League presidium member Abdur Razzak, Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujib Medical University vice-chancellor Kamrul Hasan Khan also
spoke at the programme with, Asadul Haque, director general
(Additional Secretary) of Health Economic Unit of the health
services division, in the chair.

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