Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bringing all able couples under FP progs stressed

Bringing all able couples under FP progs stressed

Our Correspondent GAIBANDHA, Dec 3: Speakers at a function here on Tuesday underscored the need for bringing all the able couples under the permanent and long-term family planning programmes to keep the population growth under control. "An emphasis should be given to reduce maternal and infant mortality rate anyhow for achieving the sustainable development goals by 2030 declared by UNDP," they said. They made the comments while addressing an advocacy meeting on Family Welfare Services and Publicity Week-2019 organised by Department of Family Planning at the conference room of Deputy Commissioner (DC) here on Tuesday in cooperation with district administration. Deputy Director (DD) of Family Planning Department Saiful Islam presided over the function while Sadar upazila family planning officer Mahabuba Khatun moderated the ceremony. Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC-General) Alamgir Kabir Saikat addressed the function as the chief guest on behalf of DC Abdul Matin while Additional Police Superintendent Abdul Awal spoke as special guest. The function was also addressed, among others, by Deputy Director of Islamic Foundation, Bangladesh Azmal Haque, Medial Officer of Maternal and Child Welfare Centre Dr Sekendar Ali, Medical Officer of Civil Surgeon Office Dr. Al Mahmudul Alam and journalist Sarker Mohammad Shahiduzzaman. Earlier, Assistant Director of the Family Planning Department Dr. Faruk Azam Noor, in his presentation, said a total of 4,44,412 couples use the contraceptive methods among 5,44,934 able couples in the district. The chief guest stressed the need for brining all able families under the family planning activities to build a happy and prosperous country through active participation of all concerned. He also emphasized for giving the top priority on motivating the fertile couples of the remote areas including hard to reach char ones so that they could control unwanted pregnancy through using the contraceptives. Saiful Islam said a series of programmes would be chalked out to mark the Family Welfare Services and Publicity Week-2019 in the district from December 7 to December 12. He also thanked all for participating in the function and sought their whole hearted cooperation to make the forthcoming Family Welfare Services and Publicity Week in the district a grand success. Besides, district level officials, family planning officials and staff and NGO activists including the media men participated in the meeting.

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