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‘Public awareness to receive medical treatment needed in case of emergency’

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 6th December, 2022 08:12:09 PM
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‘Public awareness to receive medical treatment needed in case of emergency’

SK. Md. Moniruzzaman, Director General (Additional Secretary) of GO Affairs Bureau (NGOAB) said it is important to raise public awareness to make them willing to receive medical treatment and see doctors in case of a medical emergency. 

“People of the remote areas of the country are often reluctant to take the female members of their family to the hospital even when it is required to,” he added.  

SK. Md. Moniruzzaman came up with the statement while speaking as chief guest at a round-table dialogue titled "Present Situation of Health Services: Opportunities, Challenges and Way-Forward" at the meeting room of the NGO Affairs Bureau at Prime Minister's Office, Agargaon, Dhaka on Tuesday.

The roundtable was organized by Bangladesh NGO's Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) with the support of The Asia Foundation and organized.

A total of 40 participants including representatives of civil society organizations, government officials, and officers of the NGO Affairs Bureau (NGOAB) were present in the dialogue. 

The objective of the dialogue was to inform the concerned policy-makers about the achievements, results and summary of the multi-stakeholders seminar held at the division and district level of Bangladesh and to discuss how to involve and encourage other civil society organizations and development partners in implementing projects on health services issues by using the outcomes of and considering this project as a replicable model project.

The Deputy Director (General) [In-charge] and Assignment Officer-1 (Senior Assistant Secretary) of NGOAB Mushtanjida Pervin delivered the welcome speech while Administrative Officer (In-Charge) of NGOAB Bahadur Raichur Rahman moderated the session.

Tapan Kumar Biswas, Director (Project-1) & [Joint Secretary] of NGOAB presided over the meeting.
 AHM Bazlur Rahman, Chief Executive Officer of BNNRC also described  the current status of health services, opportunities, challenges and way forward to improve the capacity of the health sector. 

Public health expert and consultant Mr. Rehan Uddin Ahmed Raju delivered the keynote presentation.
The Director (Project-2) & [Joint Secretary] of NGOAB Md. Moklesur Rahman and the Director (Joint Secretary), Reg. and Audit Md. Anwar Hossain delivered their speeches as special guests of the meeting.