Govt takes 100-day scheme to develop healthcare facilities

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Dhaka, Jan 16: The Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque on Wednesday said the ministry has taken a 100-day scheme to develop health management system and conduct an anti-corruption campaign in the sector across the country.“We have taken a plan to improve the health management system in the country through strict monitoring and continuing the anti corruption campaign everywhere,” he said.

He said this while briefing journalists at the ministry conference room at Secretariat on Wednesday.

He said the ministry will set up monitoring cells in the ministry, Directorate General of Health Services and at the divisional levels to implement the scheme.

Zahid said the monitoring cells would conduct regular visits to hospitals across the country to oversee whether cleanliness as well as proper healthcare services are being provided at hospitals and institutes.

The ministry on Wednesday also launched complaint corner for the people who face problems while receiving healthcare.

The corner will also provide different suggestions to people regarding healthcare facilities being provided at the respective hospitals.

The minister said from now on there would be no purchase of any equipment without prior approval from the ministry.

As per the election manifesto the government would provide free healthcare services to people aged below one year and above 65 years, he said, adding the process of providing free health services will start soon.

State Minister for Health M Murad Hasan, Secretary (Health Education and Family Welfare Division) GM Saleh Uddin, Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Abul Kalam Azad, among others, were present.