Nasim urges private hospital to lower treatment cost
6 October 2015, Nirapad News: Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim today urged all private hospital authorities to ensure treatment facilities at lower cost.
“Please stop getting more profit . . . Ensure treatment for common people at lower cost, we must go ahead,” he said while speaking at inaugural ceremony of newly constructed NATAB Building and a hospital for elderly people in it at Bangabandhu Avenue here this evening.
He called upon all concerned not to create any division in the field of health service in the greater interest as the country in the meantime received worldwide appreciation for its tremendous development in health sector under the leadership of Prime Minister of Sheikh Hasina.
National Anti Tuberculosis Association (NATAB), a non-profitable social organization which was established in 1948, arranged the programme with NATAB senior vice-president Mozaffar Hossain Paltu in the chair.
Nasim, also senior Awami League leader, expressed concern over different fatal diseases due to smoking or using tobacco substances. “I will hold a meeting with the NATAB and other NGOs who are conducting anti-tobacco campaign for finalizing government plan how to contain the cultivation of tobacco here,” he assured the participants who raised their voice for a government ban to cultivate tobacco in Bangladesh.
Pointing out that about 14000 community health clinics were providing services across the country, the health minister said the rural people specially the Medicare facilities have already been reached at the doorsteps of poor ones which has already got appreciation from the world community.
NATAB secretary general Khairuddin Ahmed Mukul, vice-preisdent Mahmuda Huda, Coordinator of Rotary Foundation Rafique Siddique, the chairman of Senior Citizen Hospital and Professor of Geriatric Medicine Dr Samnun F. Taha spoke on the occasion while Segupta Sultana highlighted the overall activities of NATAB.
Later, the minister laid the foundation stones of the ninth-storey NATAB Bhaban and the 75-bed Senior Citizen Hospital inside the building.