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5,000 doctors to be recruited this yr: Health Minister

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Health Desk- 07 Jan 2020: Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Monday said the government will recruit 5,000 doctors and 15,000 nurses this year to provide better healthcare to people, reports UNB.

The minister made the announcement after inaugurating the 100-bed stroke unit at the National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital (NINH) at noon as the chief guest.

Mentioning that Bangladesh is ahead of most of the countries in the world in the treatment of stroke, Zahid Maleque said, “Establishing a 100-bed stroke unit in a government hospital is a rare feat. Expect a few, countries like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia don’t have a 100-bed stroke unit.”

Director of NINH Professor Quazi Deen Mohammad moderated the inauguration ceremony where Health Services Division Secretary Md Ashadul Islam, Director General of Health Services Dr Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad and Joint Director of NINH Dr Badrul Alam were present among others.