MOULVIBAZAR: Construction work of Bhatera General Hospital, a non-profit health facility in Bhatera union of Kulaura upazila in the district, has officially begun.
Former Secretary and Bangladeshi High Commissioner to the UK AH Mofazzal Karim laid the foundation stone of the hospital as the chief guest on Friday.
Bhatera General Hospital with all modern treatment facilities is being constructed on 35 decimals of land by Brahmanbazar-Fenchuganj road in Bhatera union. The land has been donated by Dr Sayef Ahmed, a Bangladeshi expatriate living in Canada.
Local people from home and abroad have extended their financial support to implement the project.
With the motto ‘Dedicated service to humanity’, the hospital will provide treatment for patients, and carry out laboratory tests and surgeries at a nominal cost. It will make no profits from the funds collected for patient services.
Residents of Bhatera union and adjoining ones in particular and that of entire Kulaura and adjacent upazilas in general will be able to receive treatment at the hospital, which will be run under a trust, at an affordable cost.