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Foreign physicians meet PM
Dhaka, Dec 6 (UNB) -
A group of foreign physicians, including burn and plastic surgeons and neurologists, met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday.
The doctors who came from Germany, the Netherlands and Hungary are now providing voluntary services to patients at the burn and plastic surgery unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said after the meeting at her official residence Ganobhaban.
He said the physicians informed the Prime Minister that they have so far provided treatment to 94 patients at the DMCH burn and plastic surgery unit and conducted operations on 38 of those patients.
A neurologist told Hasina that he provided treatment to twin babies conjoined in the head.
A group of doctors will arrive from Hungary at the end of February or the beginning of March next and conduct operation on the twin baby to separate them, he said.
The Prime Minister extended her sincere thanks to the foreign physicians for providing voluntary services to a significant number of patients at the DMCH Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit.
Hasina mentioned her government's strides for the health sector development.
Talking about Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Memorial KPJ Specialised Hospital at Kashimpur in Gazipur, she said the hospital is completely a service-oriented one and it provides free services to 30 percent poor patients.
The Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Memorial KPJ Specialised Hospital started its journey on November 18, 2013 under the joint initiative of KPG of Malaysia and Bangabandhu Memorial Trust.
Health Minister Mohammad Nasim, National Coordinator of Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery Dr Samanta Lal sen as well as doctors of the DMCH Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit and Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Memorial KPJ Specialised Hospital were present on the occasion.