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'ICU beds to be doubled at public hospitals'

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Keeping in mind patients’ financial ability and improvement of health care, Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque on Monday said beds of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) will be doubled at all public hospitals across.

This initiative of the government will be implemented to mark the ‘Mujib Year’.

“Many people are facing financial hardship as they are compelled to undergo expensive treatment in ICU and dialysis unit at the private hospitals in the country and abroad. So we should make the ICU beds doubled in the ‘Mujib Year’ to ensure proper treatment of the countrymen,” he said.

The minister was speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural programme of 100-bed stroke unit at National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital in city’s Agargaon area, said a press release.

Director of the hospital Dr Quazi Deen Mohammad presided over the function while Secretary of the ministry Asadul Islam and Director General (DG) of health services Professor Dr Abul Kalam Azad were present, among others.

The minister said 5,000 more doctors and 15,000 new nurses would be recruited soon for minimising the manpower shortage in providing health services.

They would be posted across the country and if specialised doctors could be transferred at district levels then the trend of incoming patients to the capital would be reduced, he added, reports BSS.

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