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  13 Oct 2021, 16:55

Ensuring healthy growth of young students underscored

    RANGPUR, Oct 13, 2021 (BSS) - Health experts at an advocacy cum planning

meeting today underscored the need for regular health check-up activities for
young students to ensure their healthy growth for building a healthier
nation.

     Rangpur City Corporation (RpCC) organised the event at its conference
room before observing the Health Check-up Activities for Students by Young
Doctors from October 23 to 29 next in all primary and secondary level
educational institutions of the city.

     The programmes will be arranged under special management in the wake of
the Covid-19 pandemic, abiding by the health directives to make students
aware about essential hygiene rules and factors.

     The Directorate of Health of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
and district health administration are extending assistance to the RpCC
authority to make the health check-up activities of young students
successful.

     Mayor of Rangpur Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa attended the event as the
chief guest with Chief Health Officer of RpCC Dr Kamruzzaman Ibne Taj in the
chair.

     Chief Executive Officer of RpCC Md Ruhul Amin Miah, its Secretary Md
Rashedul Haque and Civil Surgeon of Rangpur Dr Herambo Kumar Roy addressed
the event as special guests.

     City Councilors, representatives of Border Guard Bangladesh, District
Secondary Education Office and Sadar Upazila Primary Education Office,
different educational institutions, Islamic Foundation, NGOs and civil
society members were present.

     Under the programme, the young doctors will conduct health check-ups of
students at educational institutions before observing the National Worm
Control Week-2021 from October 30 to November 5 next in the city.

     Dr Kamruzzaman stressed on creating awareness among parents for
preventing higher rate of worm infections among school-going children by
their intake of deworming tablets twice a year to avoid malnutrition.

     The Civil Surgeon called upon teachers to educate school children about
the importance of good hand-washing before taking meals to prevent spread of
communicable diseases and make them aware about essential hygiene factors.

     The chief guest suggested all concerned to conduct the health check-up
activities effectively and make the upcoming deworming campaign successful to
build a healthier nation.

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