Hasina wants separate medical unit for police

Published:Monday, 04 Jan 2021 07:01

Hasina wants separate medical unit for police

Sheikh Hasina has thanked Bangladesh Police for their bold role in the fight against COVID-19 and said they need a separate medical unit.

 

The government has rented a private hospital to provide treatment to the police personnel in addition to the Rajarbagh Police Lines Hospital amid the pandemic.

“I feel that we should have a separate medical unit in our police force; a unit that can oversee the medical treatment service,” Hasina said in a video call on Sunday on the occasion of training completion parade of assistant police superintendents from the BCS 37th batch.

She highlighted the government’s initiatives to refurbish and modernise the police hospitals outside Dhaka, reform the police stations and increase staffing.

She thanked the police for the special services where they delivered food to ordinary people through a helpline during the coronavirus lockdown.