Health and family planning experts at a discussion in Rajshahi on Thursday mentioned that the role of media is very important towards ensuring institutional delivery, reports BSS.
They observed that substantial and sustainable reduction of maternal andinfant mortality and morbidity could be possible through hundred percent institutional deliveries.
They came up with the observation while addressing an advocacy meeting and press briefing at conference hall of Family Welfare Visitors Training Institute (FWVTI) in Rajshahi city.
Department of Family Planning (DFP) organised the event to mark its forthcoming ‘Family Welfare Service and Campaign Week-2018’. It is scheduled to be observed in all unions, upazilas and districts simultaneously from November 24 to 29.
The meeting discussed ways and means on how to enhance the institutional delivery coupled with ensuring post-delivery family planning method. It also sensitised the media personnel so that they can contribute a lot towards attaining the cherished goal as media can help intensify the family planning services to the remote areas.
DFP Deputy Director Dr Nasim Akter and its Assistant Director Tashiqul Haque addressed the meeting as focal persons. FWVTI Principal Faridul Haque, Deputy Director of Department of Social Services Rashedul Kabir and District Women Affairs Officer Shobnam Shirin also spoke.
During his concept paper presentation Medical Officer Dr Abdul Mannan narrated the aspects of antenatal and postnatal care and institutional delivery.
“Antenatal care and institutional delivery are considered as the effective means of preventing various types of high risk factors like pre-eclampsia, post-eclampsia, ante-partum hemorrhage, post-partum hemorrhage and obstructed labor,” added Dr Mannan.
Dr Nasim Akter said there is an urgent need of bringing all the fertile couples and others concerned under the services. So both print and electronic media should come forward and work together.