Community clinics to remain open on Aug 9-17

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DHAKA, Aug 9, 2019 (BSS) – Despite being public holidays on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, the country’s all community clinics will remain open in rural
areas from August 9 (today) to 17 except Eid day, aiming to provide
healthcare facilities to holidaymakers and dengue patients.

The government has decided to keep all the community clinics open from
August 9 to 17 except Eid day to provide healthcare facilities to the people
who are going home on the occasion of Eid and dengue patients, a handout
said.

Besides, city corporations and municipalities will continue cleanliness
drives.

The Cabinet Division has already asked all the ministries, departments and
divisions to strengthen their monitoring on anti-dengue drives and
cleanliness programmes so that water cannot be stagnant in offices and
surroundings during the Eid holidays.

The Education Ministry has already directed the authorities of all the
educational institutions to continue cleanliness programmes by keeping its
offices open aiming to prevent dengue outbreak.

Meanwhile, the leave of the officials of Directorate General of Health
Services and city corporations have been cancelled to address the dengue
prevalence.

To provide healthcare facilities regarding dengue, the following hotlines
will remain open round-the-watch during the Eid holidays.

Health Ministry hotlines: 01314766069, 01314766070, 02-47120556 and 02-
47120557

Health Services Division: 9540206

Health Emergency Operation Centre: 01759114488

Private hospital services: 01708506047

Drug Administration control room (for dengue detection kits) : 01708506047

Bangladesh Scouts’ assistance centre: 58312457

Dhaka North City Corporation call centre: 01932665544

Dhaka South City Corporation call centre: 09611000999

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