Message from the Executive Director’s Desk:
Health is one of the fundamental rights of citizens of Bangladesh which is cited in the constitution of the country. Good Health is directly related to development. An ill-health nation lages behind the flow of international development. It is the truest reality for our country. Because Bangladesh is one of the densely populated country in the world with a population 160 million in 1,47,570 square km surface area. Being a developing country, this density is unbearable for the government. Though Bangladesh has a unique health system starting from MOH&FW in the centre to Health Assistant at grass root level. Due to shortage of budget the service coverage is not adequate through out the country. Only 22% people get coverage from the Government Institutes. So, privatization of health care service is very important for Bangladesh. Most of the people seek health care service from private sector but qualitative service remains out of their reach. Because the number of skilled and efficient manpower in private sector is very few. With this feeling Prime Medical College, Rangpur started its journey with the permission from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. All praise is for Allah.
Our medical education system is a bit different from other countries. Students are usually admitted after passing of class XII. There are about half a core of students become eligible for medical education. On the other hand seat-capacity of government medical colleges only 3000. As a result a large number of students are deprived from medical education each year. We are trying to fill up this gap to some extent. Our another challenge is to establish this Medical College and attached Hospital as a centre of excellence keeping its quality, cost and satisfaction of all stakeholders and with great respect to our cultures and values. It has already traversed 9 years by winning these challenges.
Geographically Prime Medical College has the opportunity of good communication with neighboring countries like India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives etc. The cost of medical education is less in our country than those countries. We have decided to admit the students from abroad with an affordable cost. Since 2014 all the students will get opportunity to learn highest proficiency and foreign students observe our culture and exchange this with their countries. at least 50% of total students are foreigners admitted each year from those countries.