There is a shortage of trained manpower in the health department: Health Minister

 Ctg Desk |  Thursday, October 21st, 2021 |  10:26 am
There is a shortage of trained manpower in the health department: Health Minister
       

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Malek said the country’s health sector has adequate infrastructure and equipment but lacks trained manpower including doctors. He said the health department lacks trained manpower including doctors. We have built a lot of infrastructure, bought a lot of equipment. But we did not create manpower that way.

He was speaking as the chief guest on Thursday (October 21st) at a World Vision Day event organized by the Department of Health’s National Eye Care.

The health minister said, “We have paid attention to that (manpower).” The Prime Minister also paid attention. We have created a new organogram in 2020, which has been sent to the Prime Minister. It has been highlighted how many people can be needed in the overall healthcare there.

The director of the National Institute of Ophthalmology and the line director of the National Eye Care, Professor. Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (Health Services Department) Lokman Hossain Mia, Vice Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Sharfuddin Ahmed, Director General of the Department of Health Prof. Dr. Golam Mostafa presided over the function. Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam, former director general of the Department of Health and Professor of Ophthalmology. Deen Mohammad Nurul Haque and others.