World Health Day Sunday

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The World Health Day-2024 will be observed tomorrow in the country as elsewhere in the globe with the theme of the day ‘My Health, My Right’.

President Mohammad Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today issued separate messages on the occasion of the World Health Day.

The President, in his message, said the government is implementing massive development schemes to bring healthcare to the doorsteps of the people as healthcare is one of the basic human needs.

He said a remarkable improvement has been made in the health sector to ensure quality health service for the people.

Mohammad Shahabuddin said the quality of medical services in the country has increased as a result of development of health infrastructure, creation and recruitment of skilled manpower, procurement of state-of-the-art medical equipment and use of information technology.

As a result, life expectancy has increased and maternal and infant mortality rates have declined, he continued.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message, reiterated her government’s commitment to protect the public health of the people.

The aim of the present government is to create pro-welfare society and state by building a pollution free environment which is conducive to healthy living for every citizen of the country, the premier said.

The greatest Bengali of all time and Father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman undertook various activities, including establishment of
hospitals for the development of medical system of the country soon after independence of the country, she added.

Following his footsteps, she further said the present Awami League led
government is implementing massive development activities to bring health
services to the doorsteps of the people and build a healthy, strong and functioning community by providing affordable quality Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) services to the people.

The government has taken various steps including setting up new hospitals and nursing institutes to ensure up-to-date healthcare by formulating a people-oriented health policy, Sheikh Hasina said.

The government has increased the number of doctors, nurses and supporting staff in the hospitals across the country, she said, adding that at the village level, 14,285 community clinics have been set up across the country to bring health services to the doorsteps of the people.