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Huge recruitment in health sector soon

5,000 physicians, 15,000 nurses, 30,000 employees

Published : 13 Feb 2020 09:14 PM | Updated : 06 Sep 2020 01:17 AM

The government is going to recruit 5,000 physicians, 15,000 nurses and 30,000 third class employees in order to ensure proper health services for the people. The ministry of health has been given permission to make the recruitment immediately, Health Minister Zahid Malek told reporters.

“There was also the problem in hiring a nurse. The technical board started working to create a nurse. This has been the case. The High Court has ruled that they cannot. This is a ground-breaking verdict,’’ he added. The recruitment aims to resolve the current manpower crisis in the health sector, said Malek.

Hospitals have all the latest equipment, buildings, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Coronary care unit (CCU). However, the manpower crisis is the biggest problem in the health sector of the country. There are 36 thousand nurses currently working in this country. There are a total of 33 thousand doctors, including 28,000 cadres.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, three nurses are required to assist one doctor. Due to the absence of doctor-nurse, it is not possible to provide quality essential medical services to the patients, health experts opined. They say that the quality of service of physicians and nurses in Bangladesh is not worse than any other country. No one can question the quality of medical care. There are also international standards in some matters.

Health specialist, physician Motaleb Ahmed said, There are records that they successfully treat and treat many difficult and complex diseases.” He mentioned that there are thousands of nurses with higher degrees in the country and abroad. They cannot be promoted as there is no demand for them. There are also a number of international quality physicians. They also have a reputation in the international arena. No one can question their value.

Even the operation that could not be done abroad, and sent back, has been done here like in the case of conjoined twins Tofa-Tahura. They were separated in this country by successful operation, he indicated. Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) Secretary-General Dr. Ehteshamul Haque Chowdhury Dulal said, acute nurse crisis is prevailing in the country. Two lakh nurses are needed in the public-private sector. We are below the international standard in terms of manpower.

He said, the doctors who are passing out of medical colleges every year should be recruited immediately. There are surgeons, but there is not an adequate number of physicians to check the overwhelming numbers of patients.