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Nasim urges nurses to serve patients as family members

DHAKA, Dec 20, 2016 (BSS) - Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim today called upon the nurses to serve patients as their family members for upholding professional commitment.

"You (nurses) will take care of patients in the hospitals considering them as your parents, brother or sister. You should devote in the profession with utmost sincerity," he told a rally of newly appointed nurses at different hospitals at Krishibid Institution here.

The minister said posting of newly recruited 10,000 nurses in the month of victory is a gift from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

"The government has been working relentlessly to reach the health services to the doorsteps of people. So, you (nurses) must serve the patients with deep patriotism and devotion," he added.

Describing serving people as the prime duty of nurses, Nasim said they (nurses) should not show any negligence as the salary and allowances they get comes from the common people.

The minister hoped Awami League under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina will come to power again winning the next general election in 2019.

"If Sheikh Hasina gets the chance again to govern the country, Bangladesh will stand before the world as a role model in the field of healthcare. Then patients from different countries will come to Bangladesh to receive healthcare," Nasim added.

Earlier, the minister talked to nurses, who newly joined in different districts across the country and gave them different directives through video conference.

Nasim handed over the certificate to Nasima Khatun, a student of Rajshahi Nursing College, who secured first position in the midwifery certificate course examination of first batch.

State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Zahid Maleque, Public Service Commission Chairman Dr Mohammad Sadiq, Additional Secretary of Health Ministry Subas Chandra Sarker, Director General of Directorate General of Health Services Professor Dr Abul Kalam Azad, Director General of Directorate of Nursing and Midwifery Mostafa Sarwar joined the function with Health Secretary Sirajul Islam in the chair.

Some 9,478 senior nurses joined different public hospitals across the country on December 15. The government recruited the large number of nurses for the first time in the country's history.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)