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Need world class medical education centres

Letter To the Editor

Published : Sunday, 14 January, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 56

Dear Sir
The tendency of the patients going abroad for medical treatment reflects the failure of overall health management in the country. Sophisticated medical equipment often remains out of order due to lack of knowledge of doctors and nurses. Lack of confidence in the local diagnostic centres, high prices of medicines and administrative weakness compel patients to go abroad.

Some so-called doctors have been cheating even the heart patients by promising them to remove their heart block without doing any surgery. Such cheats are robbing the patients by charging them a large amount of money, and in some cases patients die due to wrong treatment. There is no alternative to setting up world class medical education centres in the country to overcome these maladies. India has been establishing Royal College centres in different states. Nepal also has such centres. But Bangladesh is lagging behind. Bangladesh should not make any compromise with medical education...without improvement of medical education; we could not create skilled medical professionals.

Nabik Ahmed

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