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Nursing and Midwifery Council Bill lands in parliament
A bill, titled 'Bangladesh Nursing and Midwifery Council Bill, 2016', was placed in Parliament on Wednesday with a provision to form a council for the registration of professionals having degrees on nursing, midwifery and related professions.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim placed the bill in the House and it was sent to the respective scrutiny committee for further scrutiny. The committee was asked to submit its report within four weeks.
According to the Bill, a 24-member council would be formed with the Health and Family Welfare Secretary as its ex-officio head.
Like the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC), the Bangladesh Nursing and Midwifery Council would give recognition to education, training and qualification of nursing and midwifery professionals.
The proposed law has been formulated to replace the Bangladesh Nursing Ordinance, 1983 with more expanded form including midwifery as well as translating it into Bangla as per the earlier directives of the Supreme Court declaring illegal all the Martial Law regime ordinances.