Health Desk—April 21, 2017: Speakers at a roundtable on Thursday said mainstream health services need to incorporate specialised service and facilities for the differently-abled to ensure health access to all.
The speakers also said the entry and exit points of all medical facilities should have easily accessible wheelchair ramps for the physically-challenged and sufficient staff members of the facilities should understand sign language used by the speech-impaired.
A national daily in association with Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) and the Netherlands-based Light for the World organised the roundtable at the newspaper's office in Dhaka.
AHM Noman Khan, executive director of CDD, said, “Everybody wants the people with disabilities get their due rights.”
Prof AHM Enayet Hossain, additional director general of Directorate General of Health Services, said a multisectoral initiative is required to ensure treatment of the people with disabilities.
Among others, CCD Assistant Director Anika Rahman also spoke on the occasion.