Dhaka, Bangladesh
FFs to get free medical treatment: Minister

FFs to get free medical treatment: Minister

News Desk PABNA, Apr 19: Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque on Thursday said freedom fighters would be given health services at a free of cost within next month. He made the remarks at a rally after inaugurating Sujanagar Freedom Fighters Complex in Sujanagar upazila here. The Minister said that the ministry will allocate fund for Upazila and District Health Complexes and specialized hospitals in Dhaka and the hospital authorities will use the fund for the treatment of the freedom fighters. A committee to be formed in this regard in each hospital will monitor the treatment of the freedom fighters, he added. Local lawmaker Khandakar Azizul Haque, deputy commissioner Jasim Uddin, freedom fighters, leaders and activists of Pabna district unit of Awami League, among others, addressed the rally with Upazila Nirbahi Officer Sujit Debnath in the chair. The minister further said that currently the freedom fighters get two festival bonuses during Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid al-Azha. After the next budget, the government has a plan to give them festival bonuses on Independence Day, Victory Day and Pahelda Baishakh, he said. The Liberation War Affairs Ministry has been working in this regard, he said.

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