World Population Day-2021 will be celebrated across the country as elsewhere of the world today with an aim to draw global attention on the importance of population issues.
But, due to on-going Covid-19 pandemic, only online discussion will be arranged in the country as no special programme will be chalked out, reports BSS.The theme of the day this year is “Rights and choices are the answer: Whether baby boom or bust, the solution to shifting rates lines in prioritizing all people’s reproductive health and rights”.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her message on the occasion, called upon all concerned to ensure the optimum utilization of service infrastructures at the grassroots for reproductive healthcare, family planning, maternal and child healthcare services.
She said inspired by the ideals of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the government has made ground-breaking changes in the health sector since the formation of the government in 1996.
“We have set up 10,723 community clinics to reach healthcare to the doorsteps of the people, and formulated the Health Policy-2000,” the premier added.
She said the people of the country are reaping the benefits of the multifaceted steps taken in the country’s health and family planning sector as the government has been in the power for eleven and a half consecutive years since 2009.
President Abdul Hamid and the premier in separate messages wished overall success of the World Population Day 2021.