All the 50-bed health complexes across the country are going to have 10 specialist physicians each under a government programme to reach quality healthcare to the common people.
According to an official document, the government is going to create 10 posts of Junior Consultant (Specialist Physician) in health complexes that have recently been upgraded to 50-bed ones.
The health complexes will be equipped with modern equipment, such as ECG, nebuliser, autoclave and ultrasonography machines, and blood collection monitors.
The document says the government is implementing a project to set up a full-fledged 100-bed cancer treatment unit at every government medical college hospital in divisional towns.
This is being done considering the lack of adequate facilities for the treatment of cancer patients in the country.
To take healthcare services to the doorsteps of people at the earliest, recruitment of doctors, nurses and other health professionals is under way along with installing necessary equipment and facilities, according to the document.
In this connection, 213 new doctors have been recruited through the 38th BCS within a short span of time to ensure that the Covid-19 infected patients get treatment, and they have already joined different hospitals.
As the government has a constitutional responsibility to ensure healthcare services for all it is working tirelessly to build a healthy, strong and active population by providing affordable and quality health, nutrition and family welfare (HNP) services to people.
As a result, the document claims, the country has already made commendable progress in the development of the HNP sector.
For example, maternal mortality rate, neonatal mortality rate, under-5 mortality rate, malnutrition, underweight, low-birth weight are continuously being improved along with an increase in life expectancy.
Despite limited resources, Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in achieving the MDGs related to health, and is building on that success.
The government is currently working to achieve the SDGs by 2030. Sector-wise activities are being implemented during the period of 2017-2022 under 29 operational plans of the 4th Health, Population and Nutrition Sector Program (4th HPNSP).
Activities under the programme include the provision of nutrition and health services for mothers and children, controlling infectious and non-communicable diseases and climate change induced new diseases, developing a modern and efficient pharmaceutical sector, and development of skilled human resources, including training to doctors.