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‘10,000 more community clinics to be set up’

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Health Desk: 27 April 2018:  Health Minister Mohammad Nasim on Thursday said the government would set up 10,000 more community clinics across the country.

He said this while inaugurating an event on the occasion of the 18th founding anniversary of the community clinic at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital.

Dr. Abul Kalam Azad, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services presided over the programme.

"Bangladesh has become well developed under the ruling government, and has introduced various phases of development," Nasim said.

He also said the community clinic at the grassroots has brought the rural poor under the health care service which is being considered one of basic five fundamental needs of the people.

Health Minister also noted that very recently the government has employed about ten thousand nurses and six thousand doctors.

"We are planning to employ another ten thousands doctors across the country," he said.

On the occasion, various programmes have been taken up at national and district levels across the country, including the capital city.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate messages marking the founding anniversary of the community clinic.