Health Desk: 21th Oct’18: With reduction in recurrence of waterborne diseases following growing public consciousness, the overall health indexes improved largely in rural areas of Rangpur district in last ten years, reports BSS.
Civil Surgeon Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam said, “Rural people attained laudable success in health, hygiene, sanitation, nutrition, safe drinking water and nutrition following huge awareness building activities conducted toward the direction”.
Health officials and workers, union health sub-centres and community clinics are playing vital roles along with other departments and organisations concerned with assistance of the government of Bangladesh, WHO and UNICEF to achieve the success.
Director of Rangpur Medical College Hospital Dr Ajay Kumar Roy said that recurrence of diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, hookworm and ringworm reduced to the minimum in last ten years in the area.
“As a result of huge consciousness created among rural people through conducting awareness building programmes, the rate of waterborne disease-related mortality has reduced to almost zero level,’ he added.