Health Desk-31 Oct, 2019: Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayor Atiqul Islam inaugurated a cancer screening programme for the cleaners of the city corporation at a community center in the capital’s Mirpur on Wednesday.
The city corporation and the Anwer Khan Modern Medical College Hospital have arranged the free cancer screening for 400 cleaners.
Addressing the programme, the mayor said, “Our cleaners keep our city clean. Sound health of the cleaners is a must to enhance their work spirit. Non-government organisations can come forward for the development of their life standard and the fulfillment of their fundamental rights, including medication and insurance.”
“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed me to build houses for the cleansers. Following the direction, we have already started building multistoried apartments and schools in Gabtoli,” he said.
Mayor Atiqul urged the cleaners to carry out their duties with sincerity. Ward councilor Abu Taher, reserved seat ward councilor Razia Sultana Eti, chief waste management officer Captain Md Manzur Hossain and Brig General Mominur Rahman Mamun, among others, attended the inaugural ceremony.