RANGPUR Health experts at a post-rally discussion have
stressed on raising mass awareness among the vulnerable group people for
preventing the deadly HIV/AIDS diseases.
They expressed the opinion at a discussion meeting , organised by the Civil
Surgeon Office at the conference room of Sadar Hospital here in observance of
The World AIDS Day-2019 with the day's theme 'Communities Make the
Sadar Upazila Health Complex, Light House, LAMB Hospital, Surjer Hanshi
Clinic, Deep Eye Care Foundation, BRAC, Family Planning Association of
Bangladesh and Merry Stopes Clinic extended assistance in observing the day.
Earlier, Divisional Director (Health) Dr. Mostafa Khaled Ahmed and Deputy
Commissioner Mohammad Asib Ahsan inaugurated the day's programme before
leading a huge rally on the city streets.
Later, Civil Surgeon Dr. Herombo Kumar Rou attended the discussion as the
chief guest with Deputy Civil Surgeon Dr. Kaniz Sabiha in the chair.
District Superintendent for Health Arbindu Kumar Modak and Executives of
different non-governmental organisations also spoke.
The speakers said HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are
posing a severe threat to human life and suggested for taking special
measures to stop the spread of these diseases.
They stressed on enhancing awareness raising activities to check the
possibility of further spread of HIV/AIDS in the country, especially in
bordering areas, as the situation was deteriorating in neighbouring
CS in his speech called for enhancing GO-NGO efforts to create public
awareness at community levels and make the vulnerable group people and
floating sex workers conscious to get rid of the deadly diseases of HIV/AIDS.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)