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Bhutan keen to recruit medical specialists from BD

Be a good human being to become a good doctor: Bhutanese PM

He joins Baishakhi event, captivates audience speaking Bangla at MMC

April 16, 2019 00:00:00

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen handing over Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering a photo album, that contains photos on his Bangladesh tour, made by Directorate of Information at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the city on Monday — PID

MYMENSINGH, Apr 15 (UNB): Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering, who was a student of Mymensingh Medical College(MMC), said on Sunday one has to be a good human being for becoming a good doctor.

"I've entered politics without discarding my uniform. I thought about the people of Bhutan and worked for them from 2013 to 2018 without doing any job and going abroad. Today, I'm the prime minister of that country," he said.

The Bhutanese Prime Minister was addressing a special reception accorded to him by Mymensingh Medical College at its auditorium.

Going down the memory lane, Lotay Tshering said he along with his classmate and current Bhutanese Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Tandi Dorji stayed at room No-20 of Baghmara College Hostel in the district town from 1991 to 1999.

"We're now doing politics together. There's no rift between us during this long period. Today, I'm the prime minister because of him. He made me the prime minister."

A 28th batch student, Lotay Tshering enrolled in Mymensingh Medical College in 1991 for pursuing MBBS. On completion of the MBBS degree, he did FCPS in Dhaka. This was his first visit to Bangladesh after becoming the prime minister.

Meanwhile, Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering enthralled the audience of a programme greeting them in Bangla on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year.

The Bhutanese Prime Minister along with his wife and Bhutanese Foreign Affairs Minister Tandi Dorji attended the programme titled 'Lever Ayush Hajaro Kanthe Barshabaran 1426' organised by Shurer Dhara, a leading cultural organisation, and Channel i on the premises of Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the morning to celebrate Pahela Baishakh.

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das were also present.

Meanwhile, Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering has thanked the government of Bangladesh for providing opportunities for Bhutanese students to pursue higher education, especially in the field of medicine.

He said Bangladesh has made significant contributions towards the achievement of Bhutan's health vision by providing slots for Bhutanese students in its government medical and dental colleges, according to a joint statement issued on Sunday night.

Dr Tshering left Dhaka on Monday morning wrapping up his four-day state visit. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr M Enamur Rahman and Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque saw him off at the airport.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina assured continued support of Bangladesh to further enhance cooperation with Bhutan in education.

Referring to the shortage of medical specialists in Bhutan, the Bhutanese Prime Minister expressed his country's strong interest to recruit specialists from Bangladesh to work in government hospitals in Bhutan.

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