Health Desk-- Feb 24, 2019: With an aim to ensure a safe and hygienic atmosphere to the patients and others concerned, a crush programme related to cleanliness and mosquito control has been launched at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) on Saturday.
Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) AHM Khairuzzaman Liton attended and addressed the launching ceremony as chief guest with its Panel Mayor Shariful Islam Babu in the chair at the hospital campus, reports BSS.
RMCH Director Brig Gen Jamilur Rahman, Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police AKM Hafiz Akter, Additional Commissioner of Rajshahi division Jakir Hossain and Principal of Rajshahi Medical College Prof Nawshad Ali also spoke on the occasion.
Mayor Liton urged all concerned to make the crush programme a total success so that it can create awareness among people about the importance of clean and neat surroundings.
He said sound health is the most important wealth and urged the citizens to maintain cleanliness to improve city environment and reduce the extent of diseases aiming to build a healthy and prosperous nation.
Liton told the meeting that the RCC has distributed 12,000 dustbins among the businesspersons in phases so that they could keep their respective places clean.
The city corporation has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Prism Bangladesh Foundation (PBF), a non-government development organization, aims at medical waste management hygienically.
Under the MoU, the city corporation will manage medical waste properly aiming to protect public health as well as the country’s environment as the infectious medical wastes are very harmful to public health as well as environment.