Health minister Mohammad Nasim said on Saturday doctors should not stop treating patients in excuse of movement.
“Doctors can’t claim their rights stopping the health service to the patients. You can hold a black batch, you can surround me even if necessary, but do not stop providing the treatment,” the health minister Mohammad Nasim said.
He made the remarks at a program organized by DMC Alumni Trust on the occasion of the 72nd founding anniversary of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.
Stressing on increasing othe checkup time, the Health Minister said “The Prime Minister is very sincere to ensure the health services of the people of the country for which it has been possible to reach health services at the rural level. You do not give the patient so much time. You should take a little longer time to see them well.”
Commenting on the ‘medical education business’, he said “There is a business trend in Bangladesh with education. There are also medical cases which are the worst job. Dhaka Medical College Hospital is one of the medical institutions in the sub-continent. Here, people of different types of profession, including day labourers, farmers are treated.”
Earlier in the morning, the 72nd anniversary of the program was started in colorful procession and meeting of doctors was held in the Milan premises
The main event began at 12 pm after sharing the remembrance of the Alumni.
State Minister for Health Zahid Malek, National Professor Dr Shahla Khatun, former Health Adviser to the Prime Minister Dr Modasser Ali, Principal of Dhaka Medical College Professor Abul Kalam Azad, former Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni, among others, were present in the programme while President of Bangladesh Medical Association Mostofa Jalal Mohiuddin presided over the function.
Starting with only one building, DMC now consists of a college building with a new extension, an auditorium, a Nuclear Medicine Centre, male and female dormitories, burn units, etc, scattered on about 25 acres of land.
A total of 34 different departments and 42 wards - 234 doctors, 140 interns, 560 nurses and 1100 other staffs are ensuring 24-hour health services both indoor and outdoor while about 2300 beds with a new academic and hospital building with a bone marrow transplantation facility are rendering services to almost 3500 inpatients every day.