Some forty patients sufferings from various chronic diseases like kidney, liver cirrhosis, cancer and cardiac received financial support worth around Taka 19.50 lakh here yesterday.
Department of Social Services (DSS) provided the support from the special fund of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
District office of DSS and Sheikh Russel Children and Rehabilitation Centre jointly organized the cheque distribution programme in conference hall of Deputy Commissioner. Akhter Jahan, MP, and social worker Shaheen Akter Rainy attended and addressed the programme as chief and special guests respectively with Deputy Commissioner Kazi Ashraf Uddin in the chair. Deputy Director of DSS Rubina Yeasmin welcomed the recipients.
In her remarks, lawmaker Akhter Jahan said the present government has taken many steps for the welfare of patients to help them passing their days without difficulty.
"Considering their vulnerable condition, the government has launched allowance," she said. The beneficiaries have been getting their allowance timely through their own bank accounts.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)