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Work on int’l standard cancer hospital begins: Nasim

Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim today said a 1000-bed international standard cancer hospital will be built to ensure treatment of poor cancer patients in the country.

"The work on the hospital has been already started . . . An international standard cancer hospital will be built to materialize the dream of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and ensure cancer treatment for the poor," he said while speaking at a conference at a city hotel.

Nasim, a presidium member of Bangladesh Awami League, sought cooperation of all affluent people as well as local and foreign entrepreneurs to set up the hospital.

He said the present government is firm to ensure treatment facilities to the cancer patients in Bangladesh. Nasim also urged all concerned not to do politics with the people's health services.

Without mentioning anybody's name, he said, "Go to the field if you want to do politics with health services, but I have no such an agenda."

The health minister said the posting of about 10,000 nurses will be

completed within this December.

Eminent Cancer Specialist Prof Dr Quamruzzaman Chowdhury presided over the programme.

Director general of the Directorate General of the Health Service (DGHS) Prof Abul Kalam Azad, director of the National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital (NICRH) Prof Dr Moraraf Hossain and president of Bangladesh Society of Head-Neck Surgeon Organisation Prof Dr Belayet Hossain Siddique and Secretary General Dr Selim Reza, among others, spoke on the occasion.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)