Friday, May 25, 2018 | ePaper

Over 21 lakh patients get treatment from community clinics in Bhola

  • Print
BSS, Bhola :

With the expansion of community clinics, 21,12,433 people under seven upazilas received better healthcare services from 213 community clinics in the district during last year, according to official sources.
Of the total, 5,35758 are men, 14,45726 women and 1,30,949 children. Besides, 1,500 pregnant mothers have got all facilities at the clinics while giving birth to their children.
The clinic authorities also referred about 20,000 patients to other hospitals for better treatments.
The patients of the clinics are increasing day by day due to huge publicity and awareness building among common people.
"The clinics have brought healthcare services at their doorsteps as people are getting health education, referral advice, pregnancy checkups, de-worming and vaccination at the clinics," said Zila Civil Surgeon Dr Rathindranath Majumder.
There were no affordable health services available for the low- income people before launching of the community clinics, however, now people are getting physicians advice, health services and necessary medicines from the clinics without hassle and at affordable prices. The government is giving patients 31 types of medicines at free of cost, he said.
Community clinics have earned public confidence through conducting safe deliveries in rural areas in the district side by side with providing free health services and medicines to the common people.
To keep the clinics neat and clean, community day is observed on first Sunday's of every month.
The concerned authority has a plan to establish free medical camp in every clinic from January.
The teams will encourage the remote area people for getting health services at the clinics and provide treatment in the areas, the civil surgeon added.
Joinal Karim, 68, expressed his satisfaction with the care that he received at the clinic. "I have been suffering from respiratory problem for few days and after getting treatment from the clinic now I am well," he said.
Hajera Bibi, wife of a rickshaw-van puller, is very much happy after getting treatment and medicine free of cost from the clinic.
Monalisa Roy, 27, a community health service provider of Chaygharia community clinic, said on an average 30 people, especially women and children, come to the clinic every day to get necessary health services.

More News For this Category

SYLHET: State Minister for Finance and  Planning M A Mannan MP speaking at an Iftar and Doa Mahfil organised by Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently.

SYLHET: State Minister for Finance and Planning M A Mannan MP speaking at an Iftar and Doa Mahfil organised by Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently.

.

SAVAR:   Risda-Bangladesh, an NGO  distributing iftar items among the distressed people at  Risda Polytechnic  Institute's campus  on Monday.  Dr Md Hemayet Hossain, Executive Director, Risda- Bangladesh  was present in the programme.

SAVAR: Risda-Bangladesh, an NGO distributing iftar items among the distressed people at Risda Polytechnic Institute's campus on Monday. Dr Md Hemayet Hossain, Executive Director, Risda- Bangladesh was present in the programme.

.

RANGPUR: Tender Aus plants growing superbly (left) and farmers transplanting Aus seedlings in a field in Sadar Upazila on Wednesday.

RANGPUR: Tender Aus plants growing superbly (left) and farmers transplanting Aus seedlings in a field in Sadar Upazila on Wednesday.

.

BAGERHAT: Md Anisurzamn  Masud, Executive Engineer , Bagerhat Roads and Highways led a eviction drive  against  illegal construction besides highways  from  Noapara to Mollarhat in Fakirhat Upazila recently.

BAGERHAT: Md Anisurzamn Masud, Executive Engineer , Bagerhat Roads and Highways led a eviction drive against illegal construction besides highways from Noapara to Mollarhat in Fakirhat Upazila recently.

.

4 get life term for murder in Netrakona

UNB, Netrakona :A court here on Wednesday sentenced four people to life term imprisonment for killing a man over a trifling matter at Ulohati village in Kendua upazila in

SAPAHAR (Naogaon): Md Mustafizur Rahman Mostak, Chairman, Potnitala Upazila speaking at an open budget meeting of 2018-2019 fiscal year at Shihara Union Parishad premises on Wednesday

SAPAHAR (Naogaon): Md Mustafizur Rahman Mostak, Chairman, Potnitala Upazila speaking at an open budget meeting of 2018-2019 fiscal year at Shihara Union Parishad premises on Wednesday

.

Bumper litchi yield delights Faridpur growers

UNB, Faridpur :Litchi cultivation has brought smiles to hundreds of farmers and traders at many villages in the district, with a bumper yield of the juicy summer fruit this

Wife, paramour awarded death penalty for killing husband in Bagerhat

Bagerhat Correspondent :Md Zakaria Hossain, Judge of Additional District and Session Judge Court-2, Bagerhat, in a judgment delivered on Monday, convicted wife and her paramour to be hanged till

News In Brief

Workshop  on women, children development heldStaff Reporter, KishoreganjDistrict Information Office, Bowlai Union Parished of Kishoreganj jointly arranged an advocacy workshop on women and child development, birth registration, against drug,

Rajshahi exporting mango to European countries

BSS, Rajshahi :Like the previous couple of years, Rajshahi has started exporting mango to eight European countries like England, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Portugal, France and Russia this year.Mangoes produced