Bangladesh approves four new medical colleges
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.