Health Desk-11 May, 2019: An inception workshop on Proyash-Accelerating Leprosy Services Project and Mobilisation and Empowerment of People with Disabilities (MEPD) project was held at the conference room of civil surgeon (CS) in Gaibandha on Thursday afternoon, reports BSS.
CS office and The Leprosy Mission International Bangladesh jointly arranged the workshop.
CS Dr ABM Abu Hanif presided over the function while deputy director of Local Government Section of Deputy Commissioner (DC) office Rokhsana Begum addressed the ceremony as the chief guest.
President of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) district unit, Dr. Shahiduzzaman Harun, Superintendent of Gaibandha Sadar Hospital Dr. Mahfuzur Rahman, Sadar UNO Uttam Kumar Roy, Sundarganj upazila health and family planning officer (UHFPO) Dr. Yakub Ali Morol, and resident medical officer of Sadar hospital Dr. Shahinul Islam were present at the event as the special guests.
The function was also addressed, among others, by junior consultant of chest disease clinic here Dr. Nazmul Huda, technical support officer Keshab Chandra Roy, area development officer Shariful Islam and journalist Sarker M. Shahiduzzaman.
The speakers in their speeches underscored the need for creating much awareness among the people about leprosy, finding out the leprosy patients and then bringing them under free treatment facilities to build a leprosy free society.