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Free medical services in hospitals on the National Mourning Day

DHAKA, Aug 3, 2016 (BSS)-Medical services will be rendered free of cost in all the public hospitals across the country from 9 am to 12 noon on the National Mourning Day on August 15 commemorating the 41st anniversary of martyrdom of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The patients will be provided also with blood test, diabetes, blood pressure and other medical examinations along with medical services free of cost during the period.

The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting on the programmes of the National Mourning Day at the Conference Room of the Health and Family Welfare Ministry today with Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim in the chair.

A press release of the ministry concerned stated that wreaths will be placed by the staff of the Health and Family Welfare Ministry at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi at 7 am on the National Mourning Day on August 15.

Besides, decision also was adopted at the meeting that discussions and milad mahfils will be organised at all the public hospitals in district and upazila headquarters to mark the Day.

On the day doctors, nurses, officers and employees will wear black badges as a mark of respect to the martyrs of the August 15 carnage of 1975.