Create skilled manpower for accurate diagnosis of patients: PM


DHAKA, May 12, 2018 (BSS) – Putting emphasis on providing better
services to the patients, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today directed the
authorities concerned to create skilled manpower for operating diagnostic
machines properly.

“We some time see that a big mistake is made while diagnosing the
patients. Though the equipment is developed, there is a lack of skilled
manpower to run these machines,” she said while inaugurating the National
Institute of Advanced Nursing Education and Research (NIANER) at Mugda in the

Sheikh Hasina said there is a necessity to create skilled manpower to
operate the modern machines for conducting accurate diagnosis of the

“Take initiatives and tell us that what steps we will have to take. We will
provide all supports that are necessary…there will be no problem,” she

The prime minister said when a person falls sick, he or she has to go
Singapore, Thailand or India. “If those countries can provide better
treatment, why we cannot…this question is raised repeatedly in my mind and
the issue will have to be addressed,” she said.

“We will have to provide quality health services to the people and earn that
capability and expertise,” she added.

Health Minister Mohammad Nasim, State Minister for Health Zahid Malek,
KOICA Vice-President Kyunghoon Sul, Director General of South Asia and
Pacific Affairs Bureau of KOICA Yo Young King spoke on the occasion.

Secretary of the Health Services Division under the Ministry of Health and
Family Welfare Md Sirajul Haque Khan delivered the welcome address.