Thursday, 9 December, 2021

Call for ensuring health care for rural people

Call for ensuring health care for rural people

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RAJSHAHI: Public representatives and development activists here unanimously viewed that collective efforts of all government and non-government entities concerned can be the crucial means of ensuring primary reproductive healthcare services to the grassroots population and the poor and marginal ones in particular, reports BSS.

They mentioned that the present government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly to ensure health and family welfare services to all.

So, all the field level public and private organisations working in this field should supplement the government endeavor through discharging their duties with utmost sincerity and honesty.

They came up with the observation while addressing an open forum discussion session related to services at Union Health and Family Welfare Centre (UH&FWC) of Bagmara, Tanore and Charghat Upazilas in the district in Simanta Conference Hall in Rajshahi city on Tuesday. DASCOH Foundation organised the meeting under its ‘Public Health Improvement Initiative Rajshahi (PHIIR) Project’ in association with Swiss Red Cross (SRC).

Divisional Director of Department of Family Planning (DFP) Shafiqul Islam and SRC Health Manager Dr Farhana Akter addressed the meeting as chief and special guests respectively with DFP Deputy Director Dr Nasim Akhter in the chair.

Chief Executive Officer of DASCOH Foundation Akramul Haque welcomed the participants while its Project Manager Dr Allen Swagot Baroy gave an overview of the existing services in 11 UH&FWCs along with service delivery related problems and challenges.

The meeting was told that the PHIIR project is being implemented in 73 Community clinics, 22 UH&FWCs and five Upazila Health Complexes in Rajshahi and Naogaon districts with the main thrust of improving health status at primary healthcare and mother, neonatal and child health.

Shafiqul Islam called for infusing more dynamism into the essential service delivery activities of community clinics for ensuring healthcare services to the marginalized communities for their betterment.