Pharma industry to surpass RMG sector in 10 years : Ruhal

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Pharma industry to surpass RMG sector in 10 years : Ruhal

DHAKA, Feb 26 (BSS) – Health and Family Welfare Minister Prof Dr AFM Ruhal Haque hoped that the country’s growing pharmaceutical industry would surpass the Readymade Garment (RMG) sector in terms of export earning in next 10-15 years.

The government would soon take necessary steps to solve the problems of the pharmaceutical industry owners, he added.

He was speaking at a discussion arranged in connection with the inauguration of a 50-bed hospital named Afaj-Nateka Memorial Hospital under Srinagar upazila in the district today.

LGRD and Cooperatives Minister and Awami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam addressed the discussion as the chief guest while Chief Adviser of Afaj-Nateka Trust Dr M Aktaruzzaman Bhuiyan was in the chair.

Prime Minister’s Health Adviser Prof Dr Modasser Ali, AL Publicity Secretary Nuh-ul-Alam Lelin, Chairman of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BRCS) Prof Dr MS Akbar, MP, Jatiya Sangsad Whip Shegufta Yeasmin Emily, Chairman of Afaj-Nateka Trust M Aminuzzaman Bhuiyan and AL Health and Population Affairs Secretary Dr Bodiuzzaman Bhuiyan (Dablu), among others, spoke as special guests.

Prof Ruhal said Bangladesh has fulfilled its target of reducing maternal mortality rate and the world community acknowledged the achievement as well.

Syed Ashraf welcomed the private-level initiative for healthcare facilities of the people free of cost.

Prof Modasser expressed the hope that the Afaj-Nateka Memorial Hospital would perform as per the need of the people.

Initially, the hospital would provide poor people with primary healthcare and outdoor services. Besides, the hospital will hold monthly basis camps of cardiology, kidney, childcare and ear, nose and throat for the distressed persons.

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