SANGSAD BHABAN, Bangladesh Veterinary Council Bill, 2019 was
placed in the Jatiya Sangsad with a view to maintaining the professional standard of the veterinary practitioners and also to extend quality healthcare services for fighting animal diseases.
State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock M Ashraf Ali Khan Khosru today placed the bill in the Jatiya Sangsad with Deputy Speaker Fazley Rabbi Mia in the chair.
Placing the bill, the State Minister said the proposed law will be enacted through replacing the Bangladesh Veterinary Practitioners Ordinance, 1982.
A 13members council will be formed headed by the Director General of the Department of
Livestock Services (DLS) and the operation and administration of the council will be operated by an executive committee.
Under the proposed bill, the council will establish the legal right and facilities of the veterinary practitioners and the paravets.
The registered veterinary practitioners are entitled to add 'doctor' title with their name, but the Paravets are not entitled to add 'doctor' title with their name as per the proposed law, according to the bill.
The state minister urged the House to send the bill to the Parliamentary Standing Committee for providing report within 45 days.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)