Zibun Nahar Ashraf
BANGLADESH needs thousands of physicians to provide health care services to the countrymen. In order to implement various development programs at home, it needs professionals and technical manpower. As we already know that in the rural areas qualified doctors are very hard to find. Poor villagers have to run to the nearby cities to avail quality treatment. And the process requires more money than it should.
Many of us speak of imparting professional and technical education, but little progress has been made so far. Besides, for earning foreign currency, the country needs skilled professionals who can avail overseas employment.
Munshiganj is the nearest district town to the capital. One can reach Munshiganj within an hour by road from the capital while it takes more than two hours to travel from the north end to the south end of Dhaka metropolis. Munshiganj can be a good destination for setting up a full-fledged medical college as well as a large 250 bed general hospital for imparting undergraduate medical education.
No doubt it will increase the quality and availability of health services of the local people. Thousands of students at higher secondary level are interested to study medicine.
We, the people of Munshiganj, urge the government to set up a medical college in the district.