100-bed hospital to be set up at each upazila: Dr Murad

State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Murad hasan today said a 100-bed hospital would be established at every upazila across the country aiming to provide healthcare facilities to all the people living in rural areas.

“According to the election manifesto and announcement of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, 100-bed hospital will be set up in every upazila of the country in a bid to reach quality health and nutrition services to the doorstep of every people of Bangladesh,” he said.

Murad said this while speaking as the chief guest at a programme at Moulana Akram Khan Hall of the National Press Club on Friday.

“Sheikh Hasina Medical College will be set up in Jamalpur. I have announced that a 250-bed hospital will be set up here. The 50-bed health complex of Madarganj upazila will be upgraded to 100-bed one”, he added.

Jamalpur Journalists Forum arranged the programme with its president Abu Sayeed in the chair.

Chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on jute and textiles Mirza Azam, Engr. Mohammad Mozaffar Hossain, MP, BTRC Chairman M Jahurul Haque, President of Federal Union of Journalists Molla Jalal and Press Club General Secretary Farida Yasmin, among others, spoke on the occasion.