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Campaign to increase the quality of service, not harassment: Health Minister

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  • 02 June, 2022 11:05:13

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News Desk: Health Minister Zahid Malek has said that the campaign against unauthorized clinics and diagnostic centers and hospitals is not aimed at harassing anyone, but at improving the quality of healthcare. He was speaking as the chief guest at a discussion meeting on the occasion of 'National Health and Family Welfare Day' at Bangabandhu International Convention Hall in the capital on Wednesday (June 1).

Health Minister Zahid Malek said that besides the government, half of the health services are provided by the private sector. We have a responsibility to oversee private healthcare. The private healthcare sector has done well in Corona.

He said there have been about 11,000 private hospital clinics and diagnostic centers. Questions have been raised about their quality. It is the responsibility of the Department of Health to close down, or warn, and correct the necessary paperwork in a timely manner. Private sector hospitals, diagnostic centers, blood banks should be proper, people should not be deceived and harmed.

The health minister further said that a clinic where the operation would take place would have proper doctors, anesthetists and proper equipment. Without these, the operation cannot be allowed there. Doing so would be a crime. We are now paying close attention to these issues. The program is already underway for this purpose. We don't want to harass anyone, we want the people of the country to get proper services, not to be harmed and our healthcare not to be tarnished. We will support those who are doing well. I will take legal action against those who do wrong. We hope that in the future there will be more transparency in healthcare, the quality of healthcare will be better.

Calling for a booster dose to prevent corona, the health minister said, "Our vaccination program is ongoing." The booster dose vaccination program has been adopted from June 4. There has been reluctance to take a booster dose of Corona Ticker. We still need to vaccinate about eight to 100 million booster doses. Those who have been vaccinated for four months will receive a booster dose. Corona is under control in Bangladesh, it must be controlled. Booster doses will make us safer and more secure.

Director General of the Department of Health, Prof. Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Lokman Hossain Mia, Vice Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Prof. Dr. Sharfuddin Ahmed, Independence Medical Council (Swachip) President Prof. Iqbal Arsenal, Additional Director General of the Department of Health (Development and Administration) Professor. Mirzadi Sebrina Flora, Additional Director General (Administration) Prof. Ahmedul Kabir etc.

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