POST TIME: 10 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Healthcare facilities improve in Rangpur

Healthcare facilities improve in Rangpur

RANGPUR: The healthcare services have been significantly improved in the district after implementation of many infrastructural development projects in the last 10 years, reports BSS.

Officials of Health Engineering Department (HED) and Public Works Division (PWD) said a number of development projects were implemented at a cost of Taka 97 crore in the health sector here during the period while some other projects are being implemented.

Civil Surgeon of Rangpur Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam said common people are getting better healthcare services from the government hospitals and other healthcare centres in the district following improvement of the infrastructural projects.“The service providing environment has also been improved in hospitals, upazila health complexes, union health and family welfare centres and community clinics, which help common people get better services,” he said.

Executive Engineer of the Health Engineering Department (HED) Md Saiful Islam said his department implemented 44 infrastructural projects at cost of Tk 58.40 crore in last 10 years improving healthcare facilities across the district.

In addition, he said, more infrastructural uplift projects are being implemented to further improve healthcare services at different places.

The major infrastructural development projects, which were implemented, were constructions of an Institute of Health Technology in the city, upgradation of five 31-bed upazila health complexes to 50-bed, an EPI store and 27 community


“The HED has completed construction works to upgrade the capacity of five 31-bed upazila health complexes at Gangachara, Pirganj, Badarganj, Kawnia and Pirgachha upazila towns to 50-bed during the period,” he said.

Besides, buildings of five union health and family welfare centres have been constructed at Nohali union in Gangachara upazila, Tambulpur and Kandi unions in Pirgachha upazila, Hariarkuthi union in Taraganj upazila and Ramnathpur union in Pirganj upazila.

“Two buildings of Khalashpeer 10-bed maternity and child welfare centre and Madarganj 10-bed maternity and child welfare centre in Pirganj upazila were constructed during the period,” Saiful


The construction works of office-cum-store building of Kawnia upazila family planning officer in Kawnia upazila town and an EPI store room in Sadar upazila have also been completed.

The new buildings of 27 community clinics have been constructed in all eight upazilas increasing the number of service-providing community clinics to 309 in the district.“The HED also constructed vertical extension works of the female hostel of the Institute of Health Technology,” Saiful added.

Talking to BSS, Sub-divisional Engineer (SDE-1) of PWD Moniruzzaman Sarker said PWD completed a number of infrastructural development projects involving Tk 35 crore at Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in the last 10 years.

“The completed major projects include constructions of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Causality Unit at RMCH, vertical extension of its A, C and D Blocks and other buildings at Tk 31.86 crore,” he said.

Construction of the Hostel for Nursing College has also been completed at Tk 6.52 crore, Sarker said, adding that implementation of some other development works at RMCH is progressing fast.

RMCH director Dr Ajay Kumar Roy said the infrastructural developments in past 10 years help improve healthcare services at RMCH and other health service providing facilities in the district.