BSS-39 60-bed modern cancer ward opened at Suhrawardy Hospital




60-bed modern cancer ward opened at Suhrawardy Hospital

DHAKA, Dec 19, 2017 (BSS) – Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim and visiting Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim today jointly inaugurated a 60-bed modern cancer ward at the Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in the city to provide better cancer treatment to patients.

“The governments of Turkey and Bangladesh have established the ward to make world-class treatment facilities available in the country,” Nasim told the inaugural function.

Thanking the Turkish government for their continuous support to the health sector in Bangladesh the health minister said, “Turkey has been supporting the country’s health sector since long. The Turkish government has helped in setting up community clinics in different districts.”

The Turkish Co-Operation and Coordination Agency and the health ministry of Bangladesh jointly established the cancer ward.

Regarding the Rohingya crisis, Nasim said, “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working sincerely for repatriation of the Rohingyas who entered Bangladesh to save their lives from the atrocities of Myanmar Army”.

“Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina has given shelter to the thousands of Rohingya people on the humanitarian ground,” he said adding, “But now repatriation of the Rohingyas is very important to us.”

State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Zahid Malique, Secretary (health services) Sirazul Islam Khan and Turkish Ambassador to Bangladesh Devrim Ozturk were present, among others.

Speaking on the occasion, Director of Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital Dr Uttam Kumar Barua said, “We are taking initiatives to enhance efficiency of physicians to improve quality of treatment.”

Associate Professor of Head of Cancer Epidemiology of National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital (NICRH) Dr Md Habibullah Talukder Ruskin said, “As many as 121,000 people are affected by cancer every year in the country. Of them, 91000 die.”

There is an auto display center in the ward to create awareness against cancer.