RAJSHAHI: Over 1.38 crore people including 5.64 lakh newborn babies were given primary healthcare services from 1,974 Community Clinics (CCs) in eight districts of Rajshahi Division last year, reports BSS.
Divisional Director of the Health Directorate Dr Gopendra Nath Acharya revealed the information at a meeting at Nanking Darbar Hall on Sunday marking the 19th founding anniversary of community clinics.While reading out a keynote paper, he said community clinics here provided antenatal services to about 1, 26,121 pregnant mothers, postnatal services to 30,280 and referred 2,60,268 other patients to another hospitals or doctors for better treatment.
He added that the existing community clinics have attained the trusts of marginal people as they are getting primary healthcare services from the clinics regularly.
“We mainly provide five healthcare services and 28 types of medicines to people free of cost,” he also said.
Divisional Office of the Health Directorate arranged the meeting where Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) AHM Khairuzzaman Liton addressed as the chief guest.
Principal of Rajshahi Medical College Prof Nawshad Ali, Director of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital Brig Gen Jamilur Rahman, Divisional Director of Department of Family Planning Shafiqul Islam and its Deputy Director Dr Nasim Akter spoke as special guests.
In his remarks, RCC Mayor Liton said the present government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working sincerely to reach the healthcare services at the people’s doorsteps.“Reactivation and revitalisation of the community clinics is a great achievement of the present government,” he added.
He put stresses on the need for boosting coordination between the works of government and non-government organizations concerned so that the grassroots people can derive full benefits of the community clinics and other upazila and village level health and family welfare centres.
Liton said the community clinic is one of the ten special initiatives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.