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President, PM greet teachers, researchers, physicians on University Research Day

President, PM greet teachers, researchers, physicians on University Research Day

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President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina  greeted all concerned including students, teachers, doctors, nurses and officials on the occasion of the University Research Day-2022.
 
They issued separate messages on the eve of the day to be observed tomorrow under the arrangement of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) for the fourth time.
 
In his message, President Abdul Hamid said that accurate knowledge about the origin, causes, remedies and prevention of various diseases can be gained through continuous research and thus research plays an important role in human welfare.
 
Referring to medical care as one of the basic human needs, the head of the state said due to this reason, people have high expectations of BSMMU, a top institution of medical science in the country.
 
He underscored the need for expanding basic research programs and utilizing the research results for human welfare in order to fulfil that public expectation.
 
He called upon the university authorities to take necessary initiatives for this purpose alongside reaching quality medical services at the doorsteps of the common people with minimum cost.

In her message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the greatest Bangalee of all times Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman undertook various activities including the establishment of hospitals for the development of the country's medical industry immediately after the independence of the country.
 
In the war-torn country, he took groundbreaking initiatives to expand healthcare at the district, police station and union level to bring medical care to the doorsteps of common people, the Premier said.
 
At the hands of Bangabandhu, revolutionary changes began in the development of the health sector and medical science research in Bangladesh, she added.
 
Following the footprints of Bangabandhu, the Awami League government established a medical university for the first time in 1998 aimed at creating the foundation of necessary medical research to ensure the sound health of the people, she said.
 
Sheikh Hasina further said that the government has placed the BSMMU, especially its research and teaching activities under the privilege program and taken initiatives accordingly as it is difficult to establish long-lasting and up-to-date medical services without own research.
 
The government has formulated a pro-health policy, she said, adding that with the aim of ensuring modern health care, various steps have been taken including the establishment of new hospitals, and nursing institutes.
 
She added that significant progress has been achieved in the health sector of Bangladesh.
 
The number of beds, doctors, nurses and supporting staff has been increased at the hospitals across the country, she said, adding that new medical colleges and educational institutions have been built for the expansion of medical education.
 
BSMMU has been playing a leading role in providing medical services to the people of the country, she said.
 
Sheikh Hasina hoped the university will lead medical research in the country in the days to come.
 
The BSMMU has already appointed emeritus professors to boost research, she said, adding that the allocation for the research sector has increased from Taka 4 crores to Tk 22.40 cr this year.
 
Both the president and the premier wished for the success of all programmes marking University Research Day 2022.