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POST TIME: 7 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Nat’l Newborn Health Programme launched in Rangpur
BSS

Nat’l Newborn Health Programme launched in Rangpur

RANGPUR: Health experts at a post-rally discussion have stressed ensuring proper maternal, newborn and child health services to further reduce the neonatal death rate to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs), reports BSS.

They expressed the view in the discussion organised by the civil surgeon’s office in the conference room of Sadar Hospital here on Wednesday afternoon to launch the ‘National Newborn Health Programme’ in the district.

Sadar Upazila Health Complex, LAMB A2H Project, LAMB Hospital, Deep Eye Care Foundation, World Vision Bangladesh, Community Eye Care and Research

Centre, BRAC, Light House, Family Planning Association of Bangladesh, Save the Children and other organisations extended assistance in arranging the programmes.

Earlier, a rally was brought out on the city streets with participation of physicians, nurses and health care providers, civil society members, teachers, students and common people. Deputy director of the Department of Family Planning Dr Sheikh Md Shahidul Islam attended the discussion as the chief guest with Deputy civil surgeon of Rangpur Dr Kaniz Fatema in the chair.

Health and Family Planning Officer of Rangpur Sadar Upazila Health Complex Dr Rabi Sankar Mandal addressed the occasion as the special guest.