17 Aug 2022, 16:03

Integrated efforts to ensure maternal health service stressed

RAJSHAHI, Aug 17, 2022 (BSS) - Integrated efforts of all the existing government and non-government organizations concerned can be the best ways of ensuring need-based maternal and neonatal health services for betterment of the nation as a whole.
Safe delivery in both the rural and urban areas is very important for building a healthy nation. So, there is no way but to make the health facilities, particularly in the rural areas, properly functional.

Health experts and development activists came up with the observation while addressing the "Meeting on Sensitizing private actors with regulatory/Acts maintaining the standards protocol and communities' needs" here today.

Swiss Red Cross Society and DASCOH Foundation jointly hosted the meeting at the conference room of the Civil Surgeon Office in association with Public Health Improvement Initiative Rajshahi (PHIIR) Project.

With Civil Surgeon Dr Abu Syeed Mohammad Faruk in the chair, the meeting was addressed, among others, by Deputy Civil Surgeon Dr Munir Ali Akanda, Upazila Health and Family Planning Officers Dr Toufiq Reza, Dr Abdul Hakim, Dr Ashiqur Rahman and Dr Golam Robbani and Chief Executive Officer of DASCOH Foundation Akramul Haque.

PHIIR Project Manager Tozammel Haque gave an overview of the project along with its activities during his multimedia presentation, while Dr Nurun Nahar, Director (Health and Environment) of DASCOH Foundation disseminated her expertise on the issue.

The discussants unequivocally called for proper functioning of the medicare facilities located at community, union and upazila levels to ensure emergency healthcare services, including antenatal care (ANC), postnatal care (PNC) and neonatal care.
In the meeting, the participants coming from different upazila level private clinics were given ideas on how to create a congenial environment between private facilities and government authorities through sharing standard operating procedures for strengthening comprehensive emergency obstetrics neonatal care services.