Sheikh Hasina Medical University, Khulna Bill 2020 to set up a medical university in Khulna division, aiming to expand the facilities for medical education, research and healthcare services in the region was passed in Parliament on Monday.
Health Minister Zahid Malik moved the Bill and it was passed by voice vote.
According to the objective of the Bill, it is essential to set up a medical university in Khulna division to create postgraduate physicians and medical researchers as well as improve the quality of education at medical colleges in the region.
The bill has been formulated keeping similarities with the laws of Rajshahi, Chattogram and Sylhet medical universities.
The President will be the chancellor of the proposed medical university.
All government and private medical, dental and nursing colleges and institutes, and other institutes related to medical education in Khulna division will be affiliated to the university.
In the bill, research, higher education and the standards of healthcare services and expansion of the facilities were given special importance.
The move came as part of the government's plan to set up a medical university in each division of the country.