Govt to devise PPP framework to ensure health services: Minister

LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Md Tazul Islam on Sunday said they will devise a public-private partnership framework soon to ensure health services for poor and vulnerable population in urban areas.

He came up with the information while speaking at a workshop titled ‘Effective Public-Private Partnership in Health sector of Bangladesh’ at the Cirdap auditorium in the city.

“It’s a big challenge for only the government to ensure health services of so vast population of the country. We have deficiency in providing primary health and nutrition services to all the population in urban areas compared to the rural areas. Our institutions are facing challenges in providing health, education, water and sanitation. So, the PPP partnership framework is very important for us,” the minister said.

He said half of the total population of the country will live in urban areas by the next 10 years. “We all have to be prepared for this. So, our local government institutions have to play a strong role to address the challenges.”

Senior secretary of Local Government Division Helal Uddin Ahmed presided over the function while secretary of the Health Services Division Md Asadul Islam, European Union Head of Cooperation Maurizio Cian were, among others, present there.

Source: United News of Bangladesh