Bangladesh ap­proves four new med­i­cal col­leges

BioSpectrum (India) - - WORLD NEWS -

Bangladesh gov­ern­ment has ap­proved four state-run new med­i­cal col­leges in Nao­gaon, Netrokona, Magura and Nil­phamari amid qual­ity con­cerns. A fifth in Chand­pur is await­ing the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Hasina’s ap­proval.

With those five, the num­ber of gov­ern­ment med­i­cal col­leges would stand at 36 in Bangladesh. As many as 250 stu­dents will be able to sign up for the 2018-2019 aca­demic ses­sion in all those five col­leges.

The num­ber of pri­vate med­i­cal col­leges is 69 as the cur­rent gov­ern­ment has been ex­pand­ing the med­i­cal col­leges since 2009. Hasina had ear­lier an­nounced a plan to set up one gov­ern­ment med­i­cal col­lege in each district.

In the com­ing weeks, Hasina will lay the foun­da­tion stone of a 10-storey in­sti­tute at the Banga­bandhu Sheikh Mujib Med­i­cal Uni­ver­sity. The 500-bed Sheikh Hasina Burn and Plas­tic Surgery In­sti­tute will also soon be open­ing in Dhaka.

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