‘Govt to strengthen monitoring system to upgrade healthcare’

Staff Correspondent

15 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

‘Govt to strengthen monitoring system to upgrade healthcare’

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque visits a patient at Kidney Hospital in the capital on Monday. -SUN PHOTO

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque on Monday said the Awami League government will lay emphasis on strengthening the monitoring system to raise standards of healthcare.

“Following Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s declaration, the government will work to improve the health standards on a priority basis,” he said.

The minister came up with the statements while exchanging views with doctors, nurses and officials during a visit to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College in the capital.

He also directed all concerned to discharge their duties properly.

“Doctors, nurses and all officials and employees of hospitals have to keep it in mind that people come to hospital to receive treatment. It is the responsibility of all to provide better service for patients,” the minister said.

Zahid Maleque also called upon all concerned to improve the quality of health service.

Speaking at the programme, state minister for health affairs Dr. Murad Hassan said all concerned have to make sure that no patients are subjected to harassment in hospitals.

DGHS Directorate General Abul Kalam Azad, Director of Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital Uttam Kumar Barua and Principal of Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College ABM Muksudul Alam were also present on the occasion.

Later, they also visited National Institute of Kidney Diseases and Urology (NIKDU) and National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (NITOR).