Health Desk-- 28 May, 2018: The Safe Motherhood Day 2018 is being observed on Monday across the country in a befitting manner.
The theme of the day this year is "Midwives are essential to reduce maternal mortality".
The government has taken different programmes to observe the day.
To mark the Day a press conference was organised by the health ministry at the Secretariat where State Minister for Health Zahid Maleque was present as the chief guest.
Eve of the day, President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages and praised the ministry for taking different initiatives to observe the Day across the country.
In his message, the President said it is very important to nurture expecting mothers and new born babies to develop a healthy nation.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message, said the Awami League-led government is pledge-bound to develop mother and child health and reduce maternal and child mortality rates.