Every citizen to get a health card, says health minister

| Updated: January 14, 2023 12:09:38

Every citizen to get a health card, says health minister

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque on Tuesday said the government will issue health ID cards for all citizens of Bangladesh.

The minister gave the information while speaking at the ‘BSRF Dialogue’ organised by Bangladesh Secretariat Reporters Forum (BSRF) at the Media Centre at the Secretariat, according to UNB.

He said the DPP (development project proposal) regarding this has been submitted to the Planning Commission.

“I also talked to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina regarding this and am waiting for her approval,” he added.

He said the health card will contain all necessary medical records of a patient.

He said the newly-inaugurated Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Super Specialized Hospital will start full-scale operations on January 23.

“During my tenure, hospital beds were increased from 21 to 50 in 30 hospitals and from 50 to 100 in another five. In the last four years, seven medical assistance training centers and five medical colleges have been established. Projects for another five medical colleges are ongoing,” he said.

BSRF president Tapan Biswas presided over the dialogue while its secretary Masudul Haq moderated it.

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