Epoch-making success in health services: Mayor Jhantu
15 March 2016, Nirapad News: Mayor of Rangpur City Corporation (RCC) Alhaj Sarfuddin Ahmed Jhantu has said the present government has achieved epoch-making success in providing health services to common people, including women and children.
“As a result, rate of maternal and neonatal deaths has reduced to the minimum,” he said while inaugurating construction of an Urban Primary Health Care Centre (UPHCC) at Ershad Nagar area under Ward No-28 here on Monday afternoon as the chief guest.
After inaugurating construction works by unveiling plaque of the foundation stone, the City Mayor, also a valiant freedom fighter, offered munajats there along with the local people from all walks in the society.
The UPHCC is being constructed at Ershad Nagar area as the third one in the city under the Urban Primary Health Care Services Delivery Project (UPHCSDP) to further reduce maternal and infant mortality rates in urban areas.
Under the programme, comprehensive health and nutrition services and treatments will be provided to the poor mothers, pregnant women, newborn babies and children through these three UPHCCs and a Maternity Centre in the city.
The poorer section people will get cost-free health services under the third phase of the UPHCSDP being implemented by the Local Government Division under Annual Development Programme of the Government of Bangladesh.
RCC and Khulna Mukti Sena Sangstha have been implementing the project for providing cost-free health services to the urban poor for improving their overall health status and reducing maternal and infant mortality rates.
With local social worker Solaiman Ali in the chair, City Councilor Idris Ali (Ward No-28) delivered the welcome speech narrating goals and objectives of setting up of the UPHCCs in the city.
City Councilors Akram Hossain Khan and Mokhtar Hossain, Executive Engineer of LGED Akhter Hossain and Executive Engineer of RCC Azam Ali addressed the occasion, among others.
The City Mayor said the poor mothers, children and women during pregnancy and post delivery period and newborn babies will get cost free health and medicare facilities under the project in the city under the 4-year term project till June in 2017.
“The pregnant women are now already getting cost-free health services, including regular check-ups, tests and safe deliveries being conducted at Mahiganj Maternity Centre in the city under the project to ensure safety of both mothers and babies,” he said.