Govt to do everything for dev of medical science: PM

Putting emphasis on advancing the country’s medical science further, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her government will do whatever is necessary for the development of the field, reports BSS.

“We want to do everything necessary for the development of medical science as well as education and higher education including sending teachers and other concerned abroad,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina added: “We’ll have to pursue all sorts of education so we can do more critical works like successful operation of conjoined twins – Rabeya and Rukaya – in our country.”

The Prime Minister said this when the medical team comprising Bangladeshi and Hungarian doctors and other staff who carried out the operation of the conjoined twins at the CMH in Dhaka recently called on her at her official Ganobhaban residence on Friday evening.

Sheikh Hasina said the Bangladeshi physicians gathered a huge experience through the surgery of conjoined twins titled “Operation Freedom”. “Now we’ll have to focus on further development of medical science by retaining this success,” she said.

Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services Major General Md Fashiur Rahman, Colsuntant Surgeon General of DGMS Major General Mahbubur Rahman, Dr Habibe Milllat, MP, Dr Csapody, the leader of the Hungarian medical team and its members Dr Csoky and Dr Pataki and other physicians and staff who took part in the operation spoke at the function.

Besides, Rabeya and Rukaya’s father Rafikul Islam also spoke at the function expressing his feelings about the successful surgery of her twin daughters.

Sheikh Hasina congratulated the physicians, nurses and other staff including the members of the Hungarian medical team for conducting the operation successfully.

“It’s a wonderful job of the Bangladeshi and Hungarian doctors,” she said, hoping that the twin kids would return to their mother’s lap with full recovery soon.

Through the successful surgery, she said, the physicians of the government institutions of Bangladesh gathered a new experience.

“A beautiful relation has been created among different hospitals and medical institutions centring the critical operation,” she said.

Praising the coordinated work of the physicians of those hospitals and institutions, the prime minister said these institutions worked together and developed understanding and exchanged experiences through it.

“You’ve separated the conjoined head of Rabeya and Rukaya through a successful surgery. But they’ve engaged you in a coordinated work and it’s a great achievement for all,” she said.

The prime minister said the medical institutions which were involved in the surgery of the conjoined twins will have to be more developed and modernised in the light of their experience.

Sheikh Hasina elaborated her government’s steps for development medical science and said the country’s first medical university was established during the Awami League government.

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