Maldives keen to take docs, medicines from Bangladesh

Maldives expressed its interest to recruit physicians and import pharmaceutical products from Bangladesh, said a health ministry release Monday.

The visiting health minister of Maldives Dr Ahmed Jamsheed Mohamed expressed the view during a meeting with the health minister Dr AFM Ruhal Haque.

Praising Bangladesh’s success in health sector, the Maldivian minister said the two countries need to strengthen cooperation in developing the health sector as they face same kind of challenges.

He urged the Bangladeshi health minister to allow more Maldivian students to get admission to Bangladeshi medical and nursing education institutions.

Ruhal Haque described the infrastructure of the health sector and said the government health care service is widened from remote area upto district level. Free medicines are distributed starting from the community clinics to district level government hospitals, he added.

Referring to the acceptance of Bangladeshi medicines throughout the world, the minister said Bangladesh exports medicines to 87 countries and meets 97 per cent of local demand of medicines.

Source: Financial Express


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