Speakers at an advocacy meeting in Rajshahi on Tuesday underscored the need for raising public awareness to ensure immunization to hundred percent children to protect them from various diseases, reports BSS.
“Immunization is vital for saving lives of children. So all concerned should discharge their duties with utmost sincerity and honesty to enhance awareness among public to ensure vaccination to cent percent children,” they added.
Divisional Director (Health) office organized the meeting in its conference hall in observance of ‘World Immunization Week-2019’ to be held from April 24 to 30. Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) and Directorate General of Health Services supported the meeting. ‘Protected Together, # Vaccines Work’ was the main theme of the discussion. Chaired by Divisional Director of Health Dr Gopendra Nath Acharya, the meeting was addressed by Additional Commissioner of Rajshahi division Anwar Hossain and Superintendent of Police Belayet Hossain as chief and special guests respectively.
Civil Surgeons and Deputy Directors of Department of Family Planning from all eight districts, divisional level government officials and other stakeholders attended the meeting and took part in its open discussion.
During his keynote presentation, Dr AKM Kamruzzaman, Divisional Coordinator of World Health Organization, gave an overview of the week and its aspects.