Health experts at a discussion have stressed on building friendly relations between daughters-in-law and mothers- in-law to build planned and happy families.
They expressed the opinion at the discussion in concluding function of a day-long Wife-in-Law Fair-2020 held at Ekorchali Union Health and Family Welfare Centre (UHFWC) premises in Taraganj upazila of the district on Tuesday evening.The Ekorchali UHFWC with the assistance of the Born On Time Project of LAMB Bangladesh organised the fair participated by over 1,000 daughters-in- law and mothers-in-law, local public representatives and filed level family planning workers.
Deputy Director of the Department of Family Planning (DFP) Dr. Sheikh Md. Saidul Islam addressed the discussion as the chief guest with Ekorchali union parishad Chairman Md. Rafikul Islam in the chair.
Medical Officer of the DFP under the Maternal and Child Health Services Unit of the Directorate of Family Planning Dr. Shamima Akhter, Member of Ekorchali union parishad Milan Ahmed, Family Planning Inspector Paritosh Roy spoke as special guests.
Gender Coordinator of LAMB Hospital Bijlee Rani Roy, its Field Coordinators Mahbubur Rahman and Rezina Begum, Union level Social Change Makers Hamidur Rahman, Mahbub Hassan and Aminur Rahman addressed the
Dr. Shamima Akhter discussed the crucial aspects of improving friendly relations between daughters-in-law and mothers-in-law in every family for ensuring proper health care of pregnant mothers and preventing preterm births.
The chief guest called upon mothers-in-law to ensure proper care of pregnant daughters-in-law and inspire them in conducting normal delivery at UHFPCs round the clock to further reduce the maternal and neonatal mortality rates.“Friendly relations between daughters-in-law and mothers-in-law can help to further improve all health indexes, including reduction in maternal and neonatal mortality rates, for attaining the sustainable development goals,” he added.