Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) AHM Khairuzzaman Liton has urged all concerned to improve quality of healthcare services for welfare of the public , reports BSS.
He said emphasis should be given on transforming the public sector hospitals and other health service delivery entities into the safe places for the common people as they are dependent on those for their emergency healthcare needs.
The mayor made this observation while addressing the third founding anniversary function of Rajshahi Medical University (RMU) at Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman Zila Parishad auditorium on Sunday afternoon as the chief guest.
Chaired by RMU Vice-chancellor Prof Masum Habib the meeting was addressed, among others, by Vice-chancellor of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology Prof Rafiqul Islam Sheikh, Principal of Rajshahi Medical College Prof Nawshad Ali and RMU Registrar Prof SMA Huraiyra.
Mayor Liton says the present government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly to ensure healthcare services to the people including the grassroots ones.
He also said the government has taken measures of updating the medical education and added that the RMU will play pivotal role in this regard. Prof Masum Habib told the meeting that RMU has started its academic activities aiming to improve and expand scopes of the medical education, research and treatment in the region.
The university will conduct 90 post-graduate courses under eight faculties in phases, he added.
All the existing public and private medical colleges, dental colleges and nursing colleges and institutes in Rajshahi, Rangpur and Khulna divisions have been brought under jurisdiction of RMU since 2017-18 sessions.
Besides, there will be a 1000-bed modern hospital attached to the university. A nursing institute will also be established for creating skilled nurses. Acquisition process of 86 acres of land in Borobangram area in the city is progressing fast.
Prof Habib also said RMU will establish a full-fledged psychiatry department to supplement the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s effort to take the autistic and other mentally retarded children forward.