JS-24 Govt to form Tk 100cr fund for health-science research

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Govt to form Tk 100cr fund for health-science research

DHAKA, June 11, 2020 (BSS)- Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal proposed formation of an ‘Integrated Health-Science Research and Development Fund’ of Taka 100 crore to finance the activities for the development of research in health-education and science and technology.

“A high-powered committee consisting of experienced researchers in the health sector, nutritionists, public health experts, sociologists, economists, environmentalists, civil society and other suitable representatives will be formed to manage this Fund efficiently and effectively,” said the finance minister while presenting the national budget for fiscal year 2020-21 in the Jatiya Sangsad today.

It is for the first time the government has planned to form such a fund for the country’s health-science research and development.

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