Health Desk: Oct 22, 2017-- Experts at a programme on Saturday said that it is necessary to lay more emphasis on the country’s health-related research and training in order to improve standards of healthcare.
More coordination is required between public and private healthcare sectors to make treatment facilities reach the country’s people at affordable cost, they said.
They came up with the remarks while addressing a roundtable on ‘Public-Private Partnership at Quality Healthcare: Bangladesh Context’ organised by Universal Medical College and Hospital in the city.
Priti Chakraborty, Chairman of Universal Medical College and Hospital, chaired the programme while former principal secretary to the Prime Minister and principal coordinator of SDG Abul Kalam Azad was present as the chief guest. Healthcare division secretary of health ministry Shirazul Haque Khan, health education and family welfare secretary under health ministry Fayez Ahmed, former vice chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Dr Pran Gopal Dutta and Vice Chancellor of Chittagong Medical University Dr Mohammad Ismail Khan were present as special guests.
Director General of Health Economic Unit and additional secretary Ashadul Islam and Dr Riadowanur Rahman, professor of research unit of Universal Medical College and Hospital, presented two separate keynote papers.