Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked all concerned to conduct more research on medical sciences, particularly on cancer as the people could get the desired healthcare services in the country.
She said this while virtually laying foundation stone of the Kumudini International Institute of Medical Sciences and Cancer Research from her official Ganabhaban residence in the capital.
The prime minister also stressed the need for carrying out researches on cancer especially on how it spreads in the country’s environment, weather and climate alongside its treatment as the people could get quality healthcare services in the country.
Sheikh Hasina said that the scope of researches in our country is very limited. Especially research on the medical sciences is not adequate. But, it is solely necessary.
The people (physicians) who were supposed to conduct research on the medical sciences, have been passing busy days to see patients. she said, There are very few physicians who have publication and research.
The prime minister said that her government has established the country’s first medical university after assuming office in 1996, adding that four medical universities are being set up in the country.
She also said that her government has set a target to establish a medical university in each division, adding that once the universities are built, the scope in conducting researches on medical sciences would increase.