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More investment to be made in health sector: Nasim

More investment to be made in health sector: Nasim

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Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim on Tuesday said that the government would invest more for the improvement of maternal and child health in the country.
“Bangladesh has made progress in achieving MDGs by lowering maternal and child mortality,” he said.
He made the remarks at a views-exchange meeting with doctors, nurses and employees of Castle Street Hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka during his visit to the island country.
The minister said that more investment will be made to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the health sector.
“Institutional delivery is increasing day by day in the country which helps decrease maternal and child mortality,” he added. Union health and family welfare centers and community clinics are providing healthcare services including delivery care to its catchment areas, he said.
Mohammad Nasim mentioned that 13,000 community clinics are rendering medical services to poor and destitute people and 26 items of medicines are provided free of cost for the improvement of public health.
The health minister also added health and family planning workers are visiting every houses for conveying the messages about the improvement of maternal and child nutrition which helps to reduce malnutrition.
Castle Street Hospital is an old healthcare institution and about 16000 deliveries are conducted yearly from this hospital. It is an example of how general health, maternal and child health are being ensured from one stop services.
Mohammad Nasim visited the Sri Lankan health ministry and Directorate of Health services. Palitha Gunarathna Mahipala, Director General of Directorate of Health services, welcomed him.