Awareness to prevent HIV/AIDS among vulnerable groups stressed

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

Difference' .

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

countries.

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)