Health Secretary GM Saleh Uddin addresses the closing ceremony of a workshop at Nanking Darbar Hall in Rajshahi. Photo: BSS

Health Secretary GM Saleh Uddin urged doctors and others concerned to perform their duties with utmost sincerity and honesty in reaching healthcare services at the doorsteps of rural and marginalised people, report BSS.
The health official said the present government is committed to reaching healthcare services to the rural and marginalised people as they are totally dependent on public hospitals.
The secretary was addressing the closing ceremony of a two-day medical service related workshop at Nanking Darbar Hall in the city on Wednesday afternoon as the chief guest. Rajshahi Medical University (RMU) organized the workshop titled ‘Applied Bioethics in Medical Practice, Education and Research: Bangladesh Perspective’.
The workshop is aimed at disseminating ideas among the doctors and others concerned on the issue.
Chaired by RMU Vice-chancellor Prof Masum Habib, the session was addressed, among others by additional secretaries of the Health and Family Welfare Ministry Bodrunnessa and Dr Anwar Hossain Hawlader, commissioner of Rajshahi division Nur-Ur-Rahman, director of Bangladesh Medical Research Council Dr Mahmud Uz Zahan and general secretary of Bangladesh Bioethics Society Dr Shamima Parveen Lasker.
The chief guest urged the medical practitioners to apply basic principles of ethical analysis to issues of public health practice and policy and to identify the role of social and community factors in both the onset and solution of public health problems using the knowledge acquired from the workshop.
A large number of professors, medical practitioners and professionals from different fields joined the workshop.