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23 suffering from chronic diseases get Tk 11.5 lakh

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  • 28 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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23 suffering from chronic diseases get Tk 11.5 lakh

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RAJSHAHI: A total of 23 patients suffering from various chronic diseases like kidney complaint, liver cirrhosis, heart ailment, cancer and paralysis caused by stroke received financial support worth Taka 11.5 lakh in the city on Monday.

The Department of Social Services (DSS) provided the support. The Deputy Director Office of DSS organised the cheque distribution programme at the conference hall of deputy commissioner (DC).

DC Abdul Jalil accompanied by DSS Divisional Director Sarwar Jahan, Senior Vice-president of Rajshahi City Awami League Shaheen Akhter Rainy, DSS Deputy Director Hasina Momtaj and Assistant Director Dr Abdullah Al Firoj handed over the bank cheques among the beneficiaries. Speaking on the occasion, DC Abdul Jalil said the present government has taken many steps for the welfare of patients to help them pass their days without difficulties.

“Considering their vulnerable condition, the government has launched welfare programmes,” he said.

The beneficiaries have been getting their allowance timely through their own bank accounts.