Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

PM renews call to countrymen to receive Covid-19 vaccine

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday reiterated her call to the countrymen to receive Covid-19 jab to escape the lethal virus infection newly, directing the authorities concerned to make the vaccination campaign in grassroots level available through community clinics.

"We have to take measure so that none is infected (with Coronavirus) again and none remains beyond vaccination coverage," she said, adding "Everyone has to take Covid-19 jab."

She also said that the ministry of health has already been asked to make the vaccination drive available in villages and grassroots levels through each community clinic and health centre.

The premier was addressing the SSC and equivalent examinations results unveiling and free textbook distribution ceremony at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, joining virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban in the capital.

She said the Covid-19 jab would be administered through community clinic or health centre across the country but "those who has yet to receive the jab, they must have to get it".

Sheikh Hasina opined that the ministry of education and other concerned will have to be cautious so people would receive the jab.

She also asked all concerned to make sure that student and their guardian would get vaccine.

Turning to SSC and equivalent examinations results, she extended her greetings to the successful students.

The prime minister also urged the parents of the unsuccessful students to cooperate them so they can continue their studies.

Parents or guardian have to come forward so the students can carry on their studies availing the facilities being provided by the government online and through other mediums, she said, adding, "Guardian is not only the guardian rather they have to carry out role of teacher.

Mentioning that her government has laid emphasis on two issues –nutrition and mental health awareness, she said they have initiated the school feeding programme and simultaneously parents or guardians have to pay heed to nutrition of their kids.

In this connection, she said one lakh teachers and officials have been imparted training so they can give lesson to their students about nutrition.

On the other hand, she said around two lakh teachers have been provided training on mental health while it is one of the most important issue as many of this country are not aware of their kids' mental health.

She noted that some time many kids do not read or they don't have concentration on lesson or can't pay attention to teacher in class room and then it was said that the kids are inattentive or cannot continue study.

But, the issue is not like that rather it is one type of disability and different type of syndrome, she said, adding that it has to be paid concentration why he/she can't do this and what is the reason.

The prime minister said, "Our guardian or teacher is not aware of it and that is why this awareness is urgently necessary".

She opined that each teacher should be made aware about it by the education ministry and each education institution should conduct screening campaign to find out whether there is any problem among the students.