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Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Kartik 27, 1421, Muharram 17, 1436 Hijr

TIB report on health sector baseless: Nasim
Observer Online Desk
Publish Date : 2014-11-11,  Publish Time : 19:39,  View Count : 14
Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim said Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) wants to downplay developments in health sector by publishing a fictitious report.

"The TIB report has mentioned about corruption in health sector. There is no mention who bribed whom. They will have to say who have paid bribes of how much money to whom and where those incidents happened. Otherwise, we would understand that the report is baseless," he said.

The health minister was speaking as chief guest at a seminar at Daily Star Bhaban in the city marking World Pneumonia Day.

Health Department Director General Prof Dr Deen M Nurul Haq, National Professor Dr MR Khan, Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) President Manjurul Ahsan Bulbul and journalist Naimul Islam Khan were present at the seminar, among others.

Mohammad Nasim said the present government is making all-out effort to reach health services to the doorsteps of the people. “Except the TIB, everybody appreciates the activities of the health ministry,” he added.

He denied giving indulgence to corruption and said actions were taken whenever allegations of corruption were proved against anyone.

There is no picture of success in the TIB report, he said, adding for the first time in the country, 6,000 physicians were appointed at a time and the doctors have been posted at the upazila level.

The minister said tough actions would be taken against the officials concerned, if they break medical admission rules. This year, the medical admission tests were held with transparency, he added.

Mohammad Nasim also addressed a workshop on heart diseases at Shaheed Dr Milon auditorium of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) with Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Pran Gopal Dutta in the chair.  


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