DHAKA, February 7, 2024 (BSS) – Today, Health and Family Welfare Minister Professor Dr. Samanta Lal Sen highlighted the government’s commitment to implementing timely measures aimed at elevating the nursing sector to world-class standards.
During a meeting with Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Lilly Nicholls, at the health ministry, Dr. Sen emphasized the implementation of various initiatives to enhance nursing education and integrate cutting-edge technology into the sector.
The meeting, attended by Secretary of Health Service Division Md Jahangir Alam and Secretary of Medical Education and Family Welfare Azizur Rahman, among others, saw discussions on the ongoing efforts to uplift the nursing profession.
High Commissioner Lilly Nicholls acknowledged the rising demand for skilled nurses, doctors, and medical technologists in Canada, particularly to provide healthcare support for the growing elderly population. She expressed the Canadian government’s interest in recruiting proficient healthcare professionals from Bangladesh in the future.
Furthermore, Nicholls conveyed the Canadian government’s eagerness to establish an international standard nursing training center in Bangladesh, with the aim of producing highly skilled nurses. She emphasized the need for Bangladesh to focus on cultivating world-class medical professionals to meet the global demand in the healthcare sector.
The Health Minister emphasized, “Bangladesh currently boasts a substantial number of proficient nurses and doctors, with a current count of 95,000 nurses who possess the capability to play crucial roles in the health sector globally.”
In acknowledgment of the Canadian government’s interest in establishing a top-tier nursing institute in Bangladesh, he expressed optimism that international support in the healthcare sector would contribute significantly to enhancing the country’s healthcare system.