Health Desk: 06 February 2018: Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim emphasized the importance of maintaining hygiene in hospitals across the country for the sake of people on Monday.
"People visiting and receiving treatment in hospitals are already vulnerable to various type of infections, so ensuring proper hygiene environment in hospitals is essential," he said.
Moreover, a hygiene and pleasant atmosphere is also important for the smoothness of mind of the people who are anxious or unwell, he added.
He was speaking as the chief guest at a function at National Institute of Cancer Research & Hospital (NICRH) in city's Mohakhali area marking the World Cancer Day, which was observed across the country on February 4 with the theme 'We Can, I Can'.
"The government is working to set up separate medical universities in Sylhet, Chittagong, and Rajshahi to ensure quality treatment for the people side by side with creating new doctors," Nasim said.
NICRH Director Professor Dr M Moarraf Hossen presided over the function while State Minister for Health Zahid Maleque, Director General of Health Services, Prof Dr Abul Kalam Azad Director, Health and Population Affairs Secretary of Central Committee of Bangladesh Awami League Dr Rokeya Sultana, Secretary General of Swadhinata Chikitshak Parishad (Swachip) MA Aziz, Secretary General of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA)Dr M Ehteshamul Huq Choudhury and Swachip President M Iqbal Arslan spoke on the occasion, among others.