Dhaka, Feb 22 (UNB) – Foreign Minister Abdus Samad Azad yesterday said present government is committed to ensuring health for all and sincerely trying to make the healthcare delivery and support services available in the remote areas of the country.
He was inaugurating the second Asian Neurosurgical Congress at a local hotel here yesterday.
He said the government has undertaken various measures to enhance the skills and level of competence of doctors. As a part of this Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University has been established for higher post graduate specialised education.
The Foreign Minister hoped this conference will provide opportunity to the participants to exchange their views and experiences to control various problems and disorders related to brain, spinal cord and neuro-surgery.
Presided over by the president of the second South Asian Neurosurgical Congress Professor Rashiduddin Ahmed, the function was also addressed by its secretary Dr Kanak Kankti Barua, Dr UP Devkota, Dr Maurice Choux, Professor Rammurthi, Professor Ahmed Ali Shah and Professor Ata Alaihi Khan.
State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Prof M Amanullah spoke on the occasion as special guest.
Nearly 250 doctors from the host country Bangladesh and other SAARC countries, and Japan, Singapore, Thailand, UK, Austria, France and USA are participating in the four-day congress.