Japan, Singapore keen to take skilled manpower: Momen

Foreign minister AK Abdul MomenFile photo

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Saturday said Japan and Singapore would like to take skilled manpower from Bangladesh with better communication skills, reports BSS.

He said this while speaking at a freshers’ reception of nursing staff at MAG Osmani Medical College and Hospital in Sylhet.

The foreign minister underlined the need for increasing communication skills of nurses as there is huge demand of skilled nursing staffers and caregivers in the developed world.

Momen also urged the concerned authority to expedite the land acquisition process at the city’s East Shahi Eidgah area to set up the second unit of Osmani Medical College Hospital.

He underscored the need for increasing number of physicians and nurses at all hospitals in the country to ensure quality medical treatment for all.

The minister urged wealthy people of Sylhet to increase investment in the medical sector of the district so that people do not need to go abroad for undertaking treatment.

Sylhet Medical University Vice Chancellor Professor Morshed Ahmed Chowdhury spoke as the keynote speaker while Health Directorate Sylhet divisional director Himangshu Laal Roy spoke as the special guest.

Ruling Awami League’s Sylhet city president freedom fighter Masuk Uddin Ahmed, district unit’s acting president former MP, Shafiqur Rahman Chowdhury and city general secretary Zakir Hossain also spoke on the occasion.

Bangladesh Nursing Association (BNA) Sylhet branch president Shamima Nasrin presided over the function that was moderated by BNA general secretary Israil Ali Sadek.