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Tk 23,383 cr proposed for health sector

Published : Thursday, 7 June, 2018 at 4:45 PM Count : 262

An allocation of Tk 23,383 crore has been proposed in the budget for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to ensure affordable and quality health and family welfare services for all.

"We have taken steps for implementation of a sector wide programme under 29 Operational Plans during period from 2017 to 2022," said Finance Minister AMA Muhith while placing the budget in the Parliament on Thursday.

"Services like providing nutrient foods and health services to mothers and children, quality general and specialised health services for all, control of communicable and non-communicable diseases and diseases caused by climate change, development of modern and efficient medicine sector and skilled manpower, will be provided under this programme," the minister said.

Ongoing maternal voucher programme is being extended in 20 upazilas, he added.

Activities like expansion of infrastructures in different hospitals, increasing the number of hospital beds, supply of medical equipment and construction of specialised hospitals in different districts are continuing as well.

The government has also a plan to establish one medical college by turn in each division to upgrade the standard of health services.



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