RANGPUR: Health experts at a post-rally discussion here have said the present government has achieved a laudable success in the health sector to ensure health services for every citizen in building a developed and healthier nation.
The opinion came at the discussion arranged in the conference room of the civil surgeon in the city on Friday afternoon in observance of the World Heath Day-2017 with the theme of 'Depression- Let's Talk.'
District Civil Surgeon Office with Sadar Upazila Health and Family Planning Office, Lamb Hospital, World Vision, BRAC, Deep Eye Care Foundation, Community Eye Care and Research Centre, Merry Stopes Clinic, Light House, Surjer Hanshi Clinic, FPAB and other organisations chalked out programmes to observe the day.
The programmes included colourful rallies, free blood camping and blood donation, seminar, symposium, discussions and health campaign.
Earlier, government and non-government health officials, employees and workers, teachers, students, socio-cultural activists and civil society members participated in the colourful rally that paraded the city streets.
Divisional Director (Health) Dr Mozammel Hossain attended the discussion as the chief guest with Civil Surgeon Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam in the chair.
Divisional Deputy Director (Health) Dr Shahin Ara Haque, deputy director of the Family Planning Department Dr Sheikh Saidul Islam as special guests addressed the discussion moderated by Deputy Civil Surgeon Dr Ruhul Amin.
The speakers stressed creating awareness among the common people about healthcare to protect the society from health hazards and building consciousness on preventive measures of the deadly diseases and the curse of population pressure.
Dr Shahin Ara Haque put importance on ensuring proper healthcare and development of physical, mental and social health services, safe drinking water management and safe motherhood, resisting child marriage and food adulteration.
Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam stressed controlling diabetes and high blood pressure and suggested regular physical exercise and changing food habit to reduce chance of having diseases caused from diabetes and hypertension.
The chief guest called upon the physicians, nurses, health and family planning workers, other officials and employees of different departments under the Health and Family Welfare Ministry to ensure healthcare services to every citizen.