PM for standard of education to create quality doctors

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Dhaka, Mar 18: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the private medical colleges to give special attention to standard of education and curriculum to create quality doctors, BSS reported.“The private sector has come forward to establish medical colleges. But I think the authorities concerned should give special attention to properly maintain the quality of education and follow curriculum in these colleges,” she said.

The prime minister issued the directives while inaugurating the 3rd International Conference on Critical Care Medicine and the 1st National Conference on Critical Care Nursing in the Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh (KIB) auditorium here this morning.

The prime minister put emphasis on attaining higher education and training by the physicians to build quality doctors.

“We want to send the doctors abroad for higher education and training … my question is that if other countries can, why we cannot? Why our country will lag behind as we’ve not lack of knowledge and talents,” she said.

The premier, however, said there was dearth of scope for higher education as the country lacked medical university in the past. “Our government during the 1996-2001 tenure first established medical university and faced many obstacles while going to set up it,” she said.

She said her present government is setting up medical university in Chittagong, Rajshahi and Sylhet, adding such university will be set up in all divisions gradually.

Terming medicare service as a noble profession, Sheikh Hasina has urged the physicians to render treatment with the mentality of serving the patients like family members.

“Medicare is not only a profession, but also a great motto of rendering services to patients … So you have to develop a mentality of providing services and serve every patient as a family member,” she said.