Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina donates Tk 15 crore to Khulna Child Hospital at her official residence Ganobhaban on Tuesday. Photo: PID
Dhaka, Jun 25 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday donated Tk 15 crore to Khulna Child Hospital to provide free treatment to the poor, distressed and especially able children.
She handed over the cheque to Deputy Commissioner of Khulna and convener of Khulna Child Hospital adhoc committee and member of Khulna Child Foundation adhoc committee Mohammad Helal Hossain at her official residence Ganobhaban this evening.
The fund will be used as seed money and for providing salary and allowances to the doctors, nurses, officials and employees of the hospital as well as to run it properly.
At the same function, Sheikh Hasina gave financial assistance of Tk 82 lakh to four persons.
She handed over a cheque for Tk 50 lakh to Begum Abida Mostafa Aurin for the treatment of her husband Imam Mohammad Shadeed, Additional Police Superintendent of Sylhet who has been undergoing treatment of pancreatitis at a Singapore hospital.
Sheikh Hasina also donated Tk 12 lakh to Mohammad Abdul Mazid Akon and Mosammat Ruma Khatun, the father and wife of police constable Sajeeb Ali who died in a road accident in October last.
The Prime Minister also gave financial assistance of Tk 20 lakh to the family of Atiar Rahman, an elected commissioner of Noapara municipality who was killed by BNP cadres in March 2002.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Health Minister Zahid Maleque, Sheikh Helaluddin MP, Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam and PMO Secretary Sajjadul Hassan, among others, were present.