Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim on Wednesday said that cardiac care services had improved significantly in Bangladesh in last one decade.
“People are now satisfied receiving better cardiac treatment from the cardiologists of the country,” he said.
He was speaking at an international conference titled ‘Bangla Cardio-2017’ at a hotel in the capital. The conference was organised by the Bangladesh Cardiac Society.
“We have fixed the price of coronary stent so that people can implant stent at a lower cost,” he said.
The minister called upon the country’s cardiologists to render treatment to poor patients at free of cost as part of their social responsibility.
He mentioned that Prime minister Sheikh Hasina had given her utmost sincerity to country’s health sector by providing free treatment facilities to poor and destitute patients.
At the outset, Nasim paid tribute to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mijibur Rahman for what he said giving us an independent state.
The minister said: “We have given 6 lakh cholera vaccine to Rohingyas for prevention of the water-borne disease and several medical teams are working at Rohingya camps to provide treatment to the hapless people.”
“Myanmar government has no health programme for Rohingyas in the Rakhine state where they (Rohingyas) are being deprived of healthcare services for years together,” he informed.
The Myanmar government has suppressed them in many ways for decades together,” he pointed out.
“There is no government school at Rakhine state for education of Rohingya children.
“The health minister of Myanmar has assured me of taking back Rohingyas,” he said, adding that it is hoped that the Myanmar government would provide required healthcare service to Rohingyas at the Rakhine state.”
Renowned cardiologists from 10 countries attended the conference. The countries are India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, England, Germany, the USA and Japan.
“Our cardiologists would be benefited by sharing knowledge with the foreign cardiologists, Nasim hoped.
The conference will end today.