Govt reaches health services to doorsteps of people: Speaker
HABIGANJ, Sept 15: Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Saturday said the incumbent government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reached health services to the doorsteps of people.
"The government has set up more than 12,000 community clinics across the country to reach health services to the doorsteps of common people. Those community clinics also provide 32 types of medicines free of cost," she said while visiting Hilalpur Community Clinic at Putijuri union under Bahubal upazila of the district.
The speaker said earlier the common people especially women and children had to go to distant hospitals to receive health services.
But setting up of community clinics has increased the availability of health services and made it easier for women and children, she added. Chaudhury said because of the different initiatives of the government, child and maternity mortality rate has reduced significantly.
The Speaker said the government has made a huge development in the sector
of information and communication technology to turn the country into a Digital Bangladesh.
She said now people of remote areas are receiving health tips and other services from urban physicians through telemedicine.
Chaudhury said the country is moving ahead under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
She urged all to make united efforts to turn the country into a developed one by 2041 to build a Sonar Bangla as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. -BSS