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Every district hospitals to get 10-bed ICUs, 10-bed dialysis centres

| Updated: November 10, 2022 09:23:59


File photo used for representational purpose. Collected) File photo used for representational purpose. Collected)

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque on Wednesday said that the government has decided to set up 10-bed dialysis centres and 10-bed Intensive Care Units (ICUs) at each district hospital across the country.

"The government has set up central oxygen supply system at 120 public hospitals during the Covid-19 period, and over 80 per of people have been brought under vaccination coverage," he said.

The minister said this while exchanging views with the directors, superintendents, civil surgeons, and family planning officers of Khulna division at a city hotel in Khulna as the chief guest.

Claiming over 80 per cent success of the ongoing Immunisation Expansion Programme, he said that 100 per cent patients admitted to the public hospitals have been expressing their satisfaction upon the provided health services, reports BSS.

Expressing satisfaction about the health service in public hospitals in Khulna, the minister urged the physicians, nurses and health workers to behave cordially with the patients during their duties.

He, however, said physicians should try to diagnosis the diseases properly at the public hospitals for reducing patients’ expenses.

Health Secretary Dr Md Anwar Hossain Howlader, Director General of the Directorate of Health Services Professor Dr Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam addressed the function as special guests while Director of Khulna Divisional Health Department Dr Md Monjurul Murshid delivered the welcome speech.

Later, the Minister visited Cathlab, ICU, CCU, and Dialysis centre of the Khulna Shaheed Sheikh Abu Naser Specialized Hospital.

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