The government has taken necessary initiatives to set up the country's fourth medical university in Sylhet for further improvement of medical education.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given approval to institute the Sylhet Medical University, said Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim at a meeting at the auditorium of Finance Ministry on 31 may 2017. Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith was present on the occasion.
"The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given approval to this end. Now we are working to formulate a law,” said Secretary of the Health and Family Welfare Ministry Sirajul Islam, adding that a Vice-Chancellor (VC) will be appointed after the formulation of the law.
Among others, State Minister for Health Jahid Malek, former mayor of Sylhet Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran, Director General of Health Division Prof Dr Abul Kalam Azad and Vice-Chancellor of Chittagong Medical University Prof Dr Ismail Hossain attended the meeting.