Child and maternal mortality rates go down due to govt's practical steps: PM Sheikh Hasina
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Child and maternal mortality rates go down due to govt's practical steps: PM

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 04 Apr 2024, 05:17 am

Dhaka, April 4: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that her government has been able to reduce poverty rate as well as child and maternal mortality rate in the country through various practical measures.

She said, "We have established community clinics across the country to ensure basic healthcare facilities to people. As a result, infant and maternal mortality rates have decreased."

The Prime Minister said this when the management team of Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Memorial KPJ Specialized Hospital and Nursing College paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganabhaban on Wednesday. KPJ Healthcare Berhad President and Managing Director Chin Kit Chuan led the team. After the meeting, Prime Minister's speech writer Md. Nazrul Islam briefed the journalists.

The Prime Minister said that the Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Memorial KPJ Specialized Hospital has been established in the industrial area so that the workers and people of the area can easily get Medicare benefits.

Stating that the hospital is run under the Bangabandhu Memorial Trust, Sheikh Hasina said, "I and my sister Sheikh Rehana have donated all our properties to the trust for the benefit of the people. We have none and we have donated our property for the welfare of the people."

Recalling that once the people of Bangladesh were poor and deprived of health care, she said, "We have been able to reduce the poverty rate. The 250-bed hospital is managed by KPJ Healthcare Berhad, a renowned private healthcare company in Malaysia. KPJ Healthcare Berhad currently has a chain of 29 hospitals in Malaysia."

Named after Bangabandhu's consort Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib and established by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Trust in Kashimpur Union of Kaliakair Upazila, Gazipur, this 250-bed world-class hospital has been serving people since its establishment in 2013. It has become the first Integrated Management System (IMS) certified hospital and nursing college in Bangladesh, creating confidence in healthcare for patients. The international organization Bureau Veritas awarded it in 2017 for its contribution to the health sector of Bangladesh.