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'United efforts must to increase community clinic's capacity'

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Speakers at a discussion have emphasized on combined effort to increase capacity of community clinics across the country.They came up with the observations on Tuesday while addressing a discussion on role of community clinic in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and universal health coverage (UHC) at BMRC Bhaban in the city's Mohakhali area.  Presided over by Community Clinic Health Support Trust president Prof Dr Syed Modasser Ali, the discussion was addressed by Chair of IPU Advisory Group on Health and co-rapporteur of the IPU resolution on UHC Prof Md Habibe Millat as the chief guest.
Organized by Community Clinic Health Support Trust, the discussion was also addressed by BFUJ Secretary General Shaban Mahmood and Bangladesh Health Reporters' Forum President Toufiq Maruf, among others.  The discussants called for infusing more dynamism into the essential service delivery activities of community clinics for ensuring healthcare services to the marginalized communities for their betterment.  They stressed the need on boosting coordination between the works of government and non-government organizations concerned so that the grassroots people can derive total benefits of the community clinics and other upazila and village level health and family planning institutions.  Speakers mentioned that the present government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly to ensure health and family planning services to all.
"So, all the field level public and private organizations working in this field should supplement the government endeavor through discharging their duties with utmost sincerity and honesty," Prof Md Habibe Millat said.  "Community clinic can play a vital role in achieving universal health coverage, 2010. Media can raise awareness, influence policymaking, ensure accountability, share practices on UHC and connect people," he added.  Prof Syed Modasser Ali on the other hand called for regular involvement from media for proper monitoring of the situation and progress of community clinic.
Taufiq Maruf on the other hand called for publicity on social media, especially on facebook and awarding fellowship to journalists to ensure regular involvement of them to this end.
Community clinic is the brain child of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to extend primary health care services to the doorsteps of people throughout the country, especially in rural areas.
At present there are more than 13,000 community clinics in the country and these services are expanding gradually.

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