Administrative and academic activities of Rajshahi Medical University (RMU) began here aiming at improving and expanding scopes of medical education, research and treatment in the region.
In the preliminary stage, the activities will be operated from its temporary office in Rajshahi Medical College (RMC).
The information was disclosed in a meeting held at its temporary office yesterday with Vice-chancellor Prof Masum Habib in the chair.
All the existing public and private medical colleges, dental colleges and nursing colleges and institutes in Rajshahi, Rangpur and Khulna divisions will be brought under jurisdiction of RMU from 2017-18 sessions, the meeting informed.
BMA local unit President Professor AB Siddiqui and its General Secretary Dr Nawshad Ali, RMC Principal Professor Anwar Habib, Vice-Principal Dr Maohibul Hassan, Director of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital Brig Gen Jamilur Rahman, Divisional Director of Health Dr Abdus Sobhan and others concerned joined the meeting.
VC Professor Habib told the meeting that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina instructed to quick implement of the university’s academic activities for increasing the prospect of treatment in the region.
The university will conduct 90 post-graduate courses under eight faculties from now on, he added.
Besides, there will be a 1000-bed modern hospital attached to the university. A nursing institute will also be established for creating skilled nurses. Acquisition process of 86 acres of land in Borobangram area in the city is progressing fast.
He also said all necessary activities will be done with transparency and accountability in order to generating skilled manpower in the field of medical research and treatment.