Health Desk--- July 27, 2016: With the slogan 'Community Clinic saves lives, a contribution of Sheikh Hasina', a discussion marking the inauguration of branding programme of the community clinic, was organised at the Ball Room of the Hotel Westin in the capital's Gulshan on Monday.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim was present as the chief guest. While speaking the minister urged the concerned for campaigning about community clinics. He also said that community clinic was a dream of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina implemented the idea with an aim to reach healthcare services at the door steps of people across the country. A healthcare center for every 6,000 people of the country is in fact a role model for other countries around the world, said Nasim.
Community groups are the driving forces behind the community clinics, where the people subjected to abject poverty are getting healthcare services. But, the BNP-led government had closed down the community clinics after coming to power in 2001 as they did not believe in people's welfare, the minister added.
The programme was addressed, among others, by Director General of the Health Directorate Prof Dr Deen Md Nurul Haque, Chairman of the Creative Media Limited Syed Borhan Kabir and its Programme Manager Ayon Debnath.
Former Health Adviser to the Prime Minister and team leader of the community clinic branding programme Dr Syed Modasser Ali while presided over the Function said Community Clinic is not only an institution but also a spirit and philosophy. He also said that Creative Media Limited is always with welfare activities. The mission of the CML is to do the Branding of Community Clinic showcasing the innovation led by the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the development of health care service in Bangladesh through community clinics, he added.
Branded by the Creative Media Limited, the programmes for Community Clinic Branding have been conducted under the Community Based Health Care (CBHC) of Department of Health across the country.
Creative Media Limited organized the discussion marking the inauguration of branding programme of the community clinic.