SANGSAD BHABAN, Health and Family Welfare Minister
Zahid Maleque today informed the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) that the users of family
planning methods in the country are expected to be increased to 75 percent by
2022 from existing 62.4 percent.
The fertility rate in the country was 6.91 percent and the users of family planning
methods were 7.7 percent during 1970 to 1975. Now the fertility rate declined to
2.05 percent, while the users of family planning methods went up to 62.4
percent, he said.
The health minister made the remarks while replying a tabled question of treasury
bench lawmaker Md Mamunur Rashid Kiron (Noakhali3) in the House.
Noting that the government is implementing different family planning
programmes to control birth rate, Maleque said it will be possible to bring down
fertility rate to 2 percent from existing 2.05.
A total of 30,000 satellite clinics are being arranged per months across the
country and each of 45,000 family welfare assistants holds one courtyard
meeting with locals every month to reach the family welfare services and
messages at the doorsteps of the people and encourage them for small family, the
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)