Health Desk- 14 Feb, 2020: Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque on Thursday said that they would give government support for expansion of traditional medicine and traditional health care services.
He also called upon all to pay attention to forestry and not to cut down trees indiscriminately in a bid to conserve raw materials of traditional medicine.
“Alongside allopathic medicine, traditional medicine is equally important. When allopathic medicine was not developed, traditional medicine was widely practiced. Although the allopathic sector later grew larger, traditional medicine did not grow that way. The government cannot do everything alone. The private sector will take initiative in this regard and the government will provide all kinds of support,” he said.
The health minister made the statements at the concluding ceremony of BIMSTEC Traditional Healthcare Expo-2020 at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital.
Bangladesh Ayurved Foundation (BAF) and Indian Chamber of Commerce jointly organized the event titled “BIMSTEC Traditional Healthcare Expo 2020”.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen inaugurated the event as the chief guest on Wednesday.
Major General Md Mahbubur Rahman, Director General of Directorate General of Drug Administration, ABM Ghulam Mostafa, President of Bangladesh Ayurved Foundation, AFM Fakhrul Islam Munshi, chief coordinator of organizing committee of the BIMSTEC Healthcare Expo, Sujoy Ghosh, Head of Healthcare Initiative of Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and Mujtoba Murshed, adviser (media) at BIMSTEC secretariat also were present at the function.