Regarding village doctors as friends of society, Deputy Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Shamsul Huq Tuku said they should be allowed to work with honour in the society.
Many village doctors provided medical care to freedom fighters during Liberation War in 1971, he said.
He came up with the statement at AGM of Pabna district rural doctors’ association on Thursday (September 29).
Village physician Md Abdus Sattar presided over the meeting.
To free society from drug and smoking, doctors have to leave smoking first, Tuku said.
Building healthy and skillful manpower, treatment has to be reached at people’s doorstep.