State has responsibility to provide healthcare service: Inu
16 May 2015, Nirapad News: Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu today said that the government has responsibility to ensure healthcare service to every citizen of the country.
“It is necessary to enact a law to ensure blood test for every person,” he said while speaking as the chief guest at a lottery draw ceremony at Jatiya Press Club in the city.
Bangladesh Thalassemia Samity organised the lottery draw aimed at constructing a hospital.
Chaired by additional divisional commissioner of Dhaka Division Anisur Rahman, the ceremony was also addressed, among others, by representatives of Bangladesh Bank and Ministry of Finance. The minister also said blood test for every citizen has to be made compulsory before getting marriage as Thalassemia is a blood disorder disease, which is spreading from genes.
Assuring of placing a proposal in the next Jatiya Sangsad session in this regard, Inu suggested the authorities concerned to open a Thalassemia control centre at every hospital across the country.
The government should take responsibility of treatment of Thalassemia patients, he added.