Nasim says Government drafts law for patient rights, doctors’ protection
04 March 2015, Nirapad News: A process was underway to enact laws to ensure patient rights and doctors’ interests said Health and Family Welfare minister Mohammad Nasim. “The drafts of the proposed laws have been framed to be sent to parliament,” he told a doctors rally organized by Swadhinata Chhikitsak Parisad (SWACHIP) here.
Nasim said the government already completed a project to build housing facilities for doctors at upazila level and decided to provide cars to doctors posted there as soon as possible.
SWACHIP staged the projection rally to introduce its panel for the upcoming elections of Bangladesh Medical Association’s (BMA) Khulna unit on March 12 at Khulna Medical College (KMC) premises.
Former health minister Dr. A F M Ruhul Haque, central SWACHIP leaders Dr. Mostofa Zalal Mohiuddin, Dr. Sharifuddin Biswas, Dr, Moniruzzaman, Dr. Md. Zamaluddin Chowdhury, Dr Ehteshamul Haque Chowdhury, Awami League’s health affair secretary Dr. Bodiuzzaman Bhuiyan among others addressed the rally.
Director General of Directorate of Health Dr. Prof. Din Mohammad, administrator of Khulna district council and president of district unit AL Sheikh Harun-ur-Rashid, general secretary Mostofa Rashidi Suja, MP, and SWACHIP president and general secretary of 10 districts of Khulna division joined the function chaired by SWACHIP’s president candidate in the BMA polls Dr. Sheikh Baharul Alam.
General Secretary aspirant of SWACHIP backed panel Dr. Md. Mehedi Newaz conducted the meeting. Nasim said the government decided to more doctors in the government services while it already appointed 6,000 doctors.
“At least 13,000 community clinics are now operating to provide treatment and health services to the people at grassroots while the previous BNP-Jamaat alliance government had closed all these health facilities which we had developed during our 1996-2001 tenure,” he said.
He said 11 medical colleges were set up during the present government tenure.