Health Desk- Dec 11, 2019: The government signed a memorandum of understanding with Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday to promote public-private partnership projects in the healthcare sector.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Public Private Partnership Authority (PPPA) and the ADB’s Office of Public-Private Partnership will jointly identify, prepare and implement projects including priority areas such as diagnostics and dialysis services.
The ADB will also provide support through Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility, says a press release from the PPPA.
It can provide integrated support for capacity building, development of standardised templates for procurement and contracting, creation of a potential healthcare project’s pipeline and transaction advisory services.
DGHS Director General Prof Abul Kalam Azad, PPPA Director General Md Abul Bashar and ADB Country Director for Bangladesh Manmohan Parkash signed the deal on behalf of their respective sides held in the health ministry.