Dhaka, Bangladesh
30,356 people adopt permanent birth control method in Rajshahi

30,356 people adopt permanent birth control method in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, July 12: Around 30,356 fertile people including 23,124 women have adopted permanent birth control method in eight districts under Rajshahi division during last two years till June last, reports BSS. 46,418 women used intra uterine device (IUD) and 1,14,058 other women received implants as long-term birth control method during the same period. Shafiqul Islam, Divisional Director of Department of Family Planning, here said there are also achievements in providing services of temporary contraceptives. He said 5,54,735 injections and 13,47,384 oral pills were given to the targeted women side by side with distributing 1,94,612 condoms among the enlisted males. Islam revealed this information while presiding over a post-rally discussion at conference hall of Family Welfare Visitors Training Institute here yesterday. Department of Family Planning (DFP) organised the discussion in observance of the World Population Day-2019. "25 years of the ICPD: accelerating the promise" was the main theme of the discussion. Commissioner of Rajshahi division Nur-Ur-Rahman addressed the meeting as chief guest while Divisional Director of Health Dr Gopendra Nath Acharya, Deputy Commissioner Hamidul Haque and Civil Surgeon Dr Kazi Mijanur Rahman spoke as special guests. DFP Deputy Director Dr Nasim Akhter welcomed the participants. Shafiqul Islam told the meeting that the population and reproductive growth rates have been decreased to 1.25 percent and 2.1 percent respectively by dint of field level uninterrupted supply of contraceptive items during last ten years in the division. In 2009, the increasing rate of population and reproduction was 1.39 per cent and 2.2 per cent respectively in the division. Rate of contraceptive users has been increased to 71.6 percent at present from 67.4 per cent in 2009 as contraceptive materials and 22 category medicines are being supplied free of cost from all the service centres. "We have also achieved success in reducing the rate of maternal and child mortality," he said categorically adding that maternal and child mortality rate has been decreased to 1.7 percent at present from 3.2 and 4.8 per cent respectively among 1,000 live birth in 2009. Eight new 10-bed mother and baby welfare centres (MBWC) were constructed for providing emergency postnatal cares. A total of 395 including two new union health and family welfare centres (UHFWC) are encouraging the grassroots people to get services. Some 310 UHFWCs are providing normal delivery services round the clock contributing a lot towards reducing maternal mortality. 'Mayer Bank' has been launched to encourage institutional delivery. Emergency service package for newborns is being introduced at all service centres in phases. Adolescents-friendly health corner has been launched in two MBWCs and 20 UHFWCs. Emergency obstetrics care services are continuing in district level MBWCs. Upazila level people are getting maternal and child healthcare and family planning services from 12 MBWCs. A model family planning clinic has been set up at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital providing services to the target people regularly.

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