Dialysis at affordable cost

Health ministry signs MoU with ADB

Staff Correspondent

11 December, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The government has taken an initiative to provide health services, including dialysis and diagnosis, at an affordable cost through public-private partnership process.

To this end, the health and family welfare ministry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Public Private Partnership (PPP) Authority for the development of the country’s health sector.

Additional Director General (administration) of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr. Nasima Sultana, ADB Country Director Manmohan Parkash and Director General of Planning and Investment Promotion of PPP Authority Abul Bashar signed the agreement at the health ministry.

Health Service Division Secretary Ashadul Islam was also present at the event. Speaking on the occasion, the health service division secretary said the country’s health sector will benefit from signing the MoU.

“Significant progress can be achieved if the agreement is implemented,” he said.

The health ministry sources said initially the dialysis and diagnosis services will start at four hospitals — Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital, Mugda Medical College and Hospital, Kurmitola General Hospital and Sir Salimullah Medical College and Mitford Hospital under the PPP project.

“After evaluation of the reports of the four hospitals, the next course of action will be taken,” Ashadul Islam said.