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Putting emphasis on providing better services to the patients, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today directed the authorities concerned to create skilled manpower for operating diagnostic machines properly.
"We sometimes see that a big mistake is made while diagnosing the patients. Though the equipment is developed, there is a lack of skilled manpower to run these machines," she said while inaugurating the National Institute of Advanced Nursing Education and Research (NIANER) at Mugda in the capital, reports BSS.
Sheikh Hasina said there is a necessity to create skilled manpower to operate the modern machines for conducting accurate diagnosis of the patients.
"Take initiatives and tell us that what steps we will have to take. We will provide all supports that are necessary...there will be no problem," she assured.
The prime minister said when a person falls sick, he or she has to go Singapore, Thailand or India. "If those countries can provide better treatment, why we cannot...this question is raised repeatedly in my mind and the issue will have to be addressed," she said.
"We will have to provide quality health services to the people and earn that capability and expertise," she added.
Health Minister Mohammad Nasim, State Minister for Health Zahid Malek, KOICA Vice-President Kyunghoon Sul, Director General of South Asia and Pacific Affairs Bureau of KOICA Yo Young King spoke on the occasion.
Secretary of the Health Services Division under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Md Sirajul Haque Khan delivered the welcome address.