Dhaka, Bangladesh
Drive against drug adulteration

Drive against drug adulteration

Drug adulteration is the bane of our society. Adulterated drugs are sold at a cheaper price to attract buyer, but they make users sick. Health and Family Welfare Minister said that special drive would be carried out against the drug adulteration soon, as it is very harmful for public health. In this special drive nobody would be spared if he or she is involved with the production and marketing of adulterated medicine. The minister said this while a delegation of Bangladesh Association of Pharmaceutical Industries (BAPI) called on him at his Secretariat Office. The delegation included BAPI President Salman F Rahman, Nazmul Hasan, MP, Professor Dr Habibe Millat, and BAPI Secretary General Abdul Muktadir. If the drug industry starts manufacturing quality drugs, it is possible to make it as foreign exchange earning sector like RMG industries. Drug industry is a highly potential sector as it has international standard and it is able to make more contribution to the economy. The Prime Minister is determined to reach top quality health services to the doorsteps of the people. The Drug Testing Laboratory, which is constructed first time in the country, will be inaugurated soon. We look forward to the testing of drugs and identifying the makers of spurious adulterated drugs. They have to be severely punished and also the sellers of such spurious drugs must also be taken to task. It is a grave crime to play with the health and fitness of the people of the country for the sake of some quick and illegal profits. Maswoodur Rahman Green Road, Dhaka Rubber plantations In Greater Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Sylhet and Mymensingh areas, rubber plantations play a vital role in creating natural resources for our economic development. Under the Forest Industries Development Corporation, 40,000 acres of rubber plants in sixteen rubber plantations produce rubber. About twenty thousand acres have been distributed among small private entrepreneurs to organize rubber plantation. Rubber produced in our country can be used in making tires and tubes, sandals and shoes, hose pipes, washers etc. These products of high quality can replace imported rubber products. The entrepreneurs, therefore must be encouraged by bank loans, and proper training of the workers for production of rubber and processing. The Environment and Forest Ministry can inspire the entrepreneurs with proper government help to make rubber a leading product in our country and also for exports. AFM Mahbubullah Chittagong Fire Service in Jhitka Jhitka is in Harirampur thana of Manikganj district. This is well populated area. The Jhitka Bazaar near Ichhamati river sells, cattle, hazari molasses, onions and chillies. This is among the largest bazaars on Bangladesh. Every day hundreds of trucks of the goods sold at the bazaar are taken to various cities and Dhaka. There are two degree colleges, high schools, kindergartens, madrashas, jame masjid, banks, insurances, clinics. There is a bus service to and from Dhaka for many years. If there is fire or accidents there is no fire service stations at Jhitka to confront the incidents. A fire service station is needed immediately at Jhitka. M A Awal Jhitka, Manikganj Child trafficking After women trafficking nowadays child trafficking has increased manifold Very often we read news about kidnapping and ransom demands. Parents and guardians are terrified about the welfare of their sons, daughters and young relatives. In recent time children and wards of the rich are being kidnapped and ransom demanded. In the capital city there are many kidnapping groups targeting school and college going children and youths. Such targets of kidnapper are lifted into expensive cars, made unconscious and taken to kidnappers' dens and ransoms are demanded through threats and messages. The field members of women and children trafficking are working throughout the country in rural and urban areas and hundreds of women and children are being trafficked out of the country. We appeal to the Home Minister, IGP, BGB and RAB DG to take immediate and strict action with severe punishment for the traffickers. Md Meser Ali Srinagar, Munshigan Begging or extortion In our country there are beggars everywhere and at all times. Though begging is a lowly means of earning, it is a very easy way to make some money. In bygone days, elderly poor and handicapped persons used to beg. But nowadays even fit men and women and even children have resorted to begging. A class of greedy and cruel layabouts have engaged children in begging. And they have also resorted to making the children handicapped by breaking their legs or arms. Maksudul Hasan Mirpur, Dhaka

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