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Bangladesh: Narendra Modi Gifts 2 Ambulances to Honour Bangladeshi Freedom Fighters


The Indian High Commission in Bangladesh handed over two ambulances to Bangladesh after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had assured them of the same last year.\r\nThe National Freedom Fighters Foundation (NFFF), a government-registered organisation established for the welfare of the Muktijoddha will receive the vehicles. The NFFF\'s activities include providing education support to kin of Muktijoddha, financial/material support and organising seminars, meetings and cultural programmes, etc.
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Bangladesh: 3-Digits Number in the Offing for all Emergency Services


The government is looking to bring all emergency services under a 3-digit short code platform, as in developed countries, by the first half of next year. At present, there are more than 50 short codes across the citizen services, including healthcare, telecom, disaster management, maternity and agriculture.\r\n“We want to bring all the emergency services under one umbrella -- it will be more effective that way. It is one of my dream projects and I want to make it happen,” said Tarana Halim, state minister for telecom.
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Bangladesh: Govt Mulls Building Trauma Centres along Highways


Dhaka: The government has been planning to establish trauma unit in the upazila hospitals adjacent to the highways to provide emergency medical services for the road accident victims. Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim made the statement in the parliament on Tuesday (June 21).\r\nReplying to a query, the minister said the number of doctors and nurses in the public hospitals is less than the demand. “At present there are 77,000 registered doctors in the country while the dental surgeons are 6,976.”
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Bangladesh: Ambulance for the Poor


Two years ago, when Rawshan Ara Begum of Naogaon\'s remote Saraswatipur village became pregnant for the first time, she sought no antenatal care. It was not the lack of awareness that stopped Rawshan Ara from visiting the Upazila Health Complex in Mohadevpur, about 10 km from Saraswatipur, for check-ups during her pregnancy. Rather, she dreaded the hour-long bumpy ride on a rickshaw-van.\r\nTo help ease the sufferings of pregnant women, Tajkir-Uz-Zaman came up with the idea of modifying a battery run easy bike into an ambulance. It has a siren atop and an oxygen cylinder inside the cabin, where patient can lie down easily on one side-seat whi
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Bangladesh: Bangladesh Disaster Response Exercise Draws to a Successful Close


Dhaka: The seventh annual Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange (PR DREE), co-hosted by the Bangladesh Armed Forced Division (AFD) and U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC), drew to a close last week, October 6, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.\r\nLt Gen Mahfuzur Rahman, Principal Staff Officer, AFD, officially closed the PR DREE 2016, followed by remarks from Maj Gen Bryan E Suntheimer, Deputy Commanding General, National Guard, U.S. Army Pacific, and the Honourable Annisul Huq, Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation.
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