Thursday, 18 August, 2022

‘Bangladesh attains laudable success in family planning’

RANGPUR: Health experts at a post-rally discussion here have said Bangladesh attained laudable success in containing population growth through popularising family planning programmes.

They made the observation in the discussion organised by the Department of Family Planning (DFP) at the conference room of the Civil Surgeon in observance of the World Population Day- 2022 on Thursday afternoon, reports BSS.

The DFP jointly with the district health administration, LAMB Hospital, United Nations Family Planning Association and other organisations chalked out programmes marking the day.

The programmes included rally, discussion and distribution of prizes among best family planning assistants, female family planning visitors and different organisations for their extraordinary contributions to the population control programme.

Divisional Director (Local Government) Md Fazlul Haque attended the discussion as the chief guest with Divisional Director of the DFP Dewan Morshed Kamal in the chair.

Civil Surgeon Dr Shameem Ahmed, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Md Firuzul Islam and Deputy Director of the DFP Dr Sheikh Md Saidul Islam spoke as special guests.

Dr Saidul Islam discussed the massive programmes being implementing by the government to provide advanced education on family planning issues to able couples and common people to make them aware of containing population growth.

The Civil Surgeon stressed on ensuring health education for adolescents, preventing adolescent pregnancy and child marriage to further reduce maternal and neonatal deaths on the way to attaining the sustainable development goals.

The chief guest called for encouraging all able couples in adopting short and long-term as well as permanent methods of family planning to contain population growth to further accelerate national development.  

He stressed on imparting education on family planning to rural people, adolescents and women through the community clinics, union health and family welfare centers, mother and children welfare centers and other service centres.