A delegation from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University led by its Vice-Chancellor Prof Kanak Kanti Barua pays a courtesy call on President Md Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Sunday. Photo: PID

President M Abdul Hamid on Sunday urged physicians to provide proper medical treatment to patients at lower cost.
“Ensure medical services for common people at lower cost,” the President said when a delegation of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) met him at Bangabhaban in the afternoon, reports BSS.
BSMMU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Kanak Kanti Barua led the 10-member delegation.
President’s Press Secretary M Joynal Abedin briefed reporters after the meeting.
“Getting treatment is one of the fundamental rights of people and the physicians should perform their responsibilities with utmost devotion and sincerity so that common people can get healthcare services at lower cost,” Abdul Hamid said.
Terming BSMMU a specialised and international-standard one, he called upon the university authorities to take pragmatic steps to ensure proper treatment of various fatal diseases and conduct research on the diseases.
“This will help reduce the mindset of patients who go abroad to take medical treatment,” the President said.
Prof Kanak Kanti Barua apprised the President of the university’s overall activities, including academic and development ones.
Secretaries concerned to the President were present.