Health Minister returned home after a four-day state visit to Bhutan

Health Minister returned home after a four-day state visit to Bhutan
Health Minister returned home after a four-day state visit to Bhutan

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Malek. file image

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Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Malek. file image

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Malek has returned home after a four-day state visit to Bhutan at the invitation of the World Health Organization. He landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on a flight this Friday evening.

At this time the Health Minister was welcomed by the Director General of the Department of Health Professor Dr. ABM Khurshid Alam, Director General of the Department of Health Education Professor Dr. AKM Amirul Morshed and others.

Earlier, on September 4, he went to Bhutan for the five-day international conference of the World Health Organization’s regional meeting ‘South East Asian Regional Organization’ (SEARO).

Joining this international conference, the Health Minister highlighted the steps taken by Bangladesh to deal with Covid. At the same time, he also mentioned the effective direction and overall advice of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in dealing with Covid.

On September 6, India’s Minister of State for Health Dr. Bharti held a bilateral meeting with Praveen Pawar.

In the meeting, mutual cooperation on various issues related to the development of the health sector of both countries was discussed. Alternative medicine, joint research and training cooperation, information exchange, vaccine production, drug production, traditional medicine, medical equipment production, lab equipment, joint efforts to eradicate tuberculosis and malaria, memorandum of understanding on medical travel, development of pharmaceutical sector, digital health services etc. There is an exchange of ideas for mutual cooperation and working together.

He expressed his gratitude to the Indian government for coming forward to help Bangladesh in various needs during the Corona period.

The five-day World Health Organization Regional Conference began on September 5 in Paro, Bhutan. In the conference, the Health Ministers of Bangladesh and India arrived in Bhutan to participate in the discussion on various issues to deal with future epidemics in cooperation with the World Health Organization, to review the Covid situation, to determine strategies to deal with non-communicable diseases including universal health management, and to determine strategies to work together on global health management.


The article is in Bengali

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