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Eye-care unit to open at BKFH in Savar

Diplomatic Correspondent

23 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The newly established eye-care unit at the Bangladesh-Korea Friendship Hospital (BKFH) in Savar will begin its operation from this month.

South Korean Ambassador Lee Jang-keun informed this when he paid a call on Health Minster Zahid Maleque on Monday.

The envoy sought support of the Bangladesh government for the successful operation of the hospital and its newly established eye-care unit.

The Korean government, through KOICA, has established the Bangladesh-Korea Friendship Hospital in 1998 and handed over to Bangladesh in 2008.

 The Eye Health Promotion and Prevention of Blindness project was launched in 2014 with a total budget of 8.45 million US dollars, and a separate eye-care building was built in 2019 annexed to the BKFH, said a press release of the Korean Embassy on Tuesday.

Taking the opportunity, Ambassador Lee asked for the support of Bangladesh government in the vaccination of Korean nationals living in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh is among the 36 signatories of the founding charter of IVI.