Awareness of HIV, AIDS underscored

2nd December, 2018 11:42:02 printer

RANGPUR: Health experts at a post-rally discussion here have stressed creating ample awareness among the vulnerable group people, including floating sex workers, about preventing the spread of deadly HIV/AIDS diseases, reports BSS.

The experts put forward the suggestion at the discussion organised by the local civil surgeon’s office at Sadar Hospital in observance of the World AIDS Day-2018 on Saturday afternoon.

Sadar Upazila Health Complex, Light House, LAMB Hospital, Surjer Hanshi Clinic, Deep Eye Care Foundation, Community Eye Hospital, BRAC, FPAB, CNRS and Merry Stopes Clinic extended assistance in observing the day.

Earlier, a huge rally with participation of health officials, employees, civil society members, officials and executives of different organisations working with the vulnerable group people for preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS was brought out on the city streets.

Deputy Commissioner Enamul Habib attended the discussion as the chief guest with civil surgeon of Rangpur Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam in the chair.

Sadar Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer Dr Rabi Sankar, AD of the Dept of Family Planning for Rangpur Mozammel Haque, official of Light House and HIV-AIDS expert Sahabul Islam addressed as special guests.