RANGPUR, Oct 22, 2018 (BSS) – The tremendous success achieved in ensuring hygienic sanitisation facilities in last 10 years has improved life standard of the rural population substantially reducing water borne diseases and related deaths.
Divisional Commissioner Mohammad Joynul Bari said this here today while addressing a post-rally discussion arranged in observance of the National Sanitation Month October and World Hand Washing Day- 2018 as the chief guest.
The chief guest stressed on creating awareness among students and common people on hand washing, health, hygiene, sanitation, personal hygiene and safe drinking water to build a healthier middle income nation by 2021 and developed country by 2041.
Earlier, Joynul Bari formally inaugurated observance of the occasions by releasing balloons on his office premises before leading a rally participated by officials, employees, teachers, students, civil society members and elite on the city streets.
The divisional administration with Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE) and non-governmental organisations organised the discussion followed by demonstration of hand-washing process for school students on the same venue.
With Divisional Director (Local Government) Zakir Hossain in the chair, Additional Divisional Commissioners Anwarul Islam and Abdullah Sajjad, Superintending Engineer of the DPHE Engineer Bahar Uddin and Senior District Information Officer Humayun Kabir addressed the discussion.
The speakers appreciated the laudable improvement in rural life standard and health indexes following the success achieved in sanitation, pure drinking water, health, hygiene and medicare services to maintain clean environment and good hygienic conditions.
Engineer Bahar Uddin said the sanitation campaign of the present government has created a social renaissance reducing recurrence of diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, hookworm and ringworm in rural areas to the minimum in last ten years.