Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today sought doctors' sincere support to implement the 15-year Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to make the country's healthcare system befitting to time.
"You have a very crucial role in implementing the SDG," she said while addressing 13th convocation of Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons (BCPS) at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh in Dhaka.
The premier added: "Most talented students come to the (medical) profession. So talented persons should extend all support to the government to take forward the country."
Sheikh Hasina said the government took a 15-year SDG aimed at making the healthcare system befitting to time while a high-level committee has been formed to implement the goal and the government need all out cooperation of the physicians for its implementation.
She expressed her hope that BCPS would play its due role for development of human resources to implement the goal. "Medical service is not a profession only, it's a pious practice," she said.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim spoke on occasion as the special guest while BCPS President Professor M Sanawar Hossain delivered the convocation speech.
BCPS vice president Professor M Ruhul Amin gave the vote of thanks. Past BCPS President Professor SAM Golam Kibiria gave the welcome address. The prime minister entered the venue by leading a convocation procession. She wore a convocation gown on the occasion.