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Mass awareness to eradicate communicable diseases stressed

Health experts at an advocacy meeting here

on Thursday underlined the need for creating mass awareness among the school-

going children to control communicable diseases like worm infection.

They called for making schoolboys and girls conscious about different

health issues and using sanitary latrine along with proper hand washing

before taking meal as the school going children are exposed to worm

infection.

Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) organised the meeting at its conference

room marking the National Worm Control week-2018.

The main objective of the meeting was to disseminate ideas among the

stakeholders and other policy-implementing staffs and workers so that they

could play a vital role in creating awareness about controlling the worm

attack.

Deputy Director of Department of Health Dr Gopendra Nath Acharya addressed

the meeting as the chief guest with RCC Secretary Rejaul Islam in the chair.

Assistant Professor Dr Naznin Parveen of Rajshahi Medical College and

Hospital, Chief Health Officer of RCC Dr Anzuman Ara begum, District

Education Officer Laila Banu, Secondary Education Officer Jahid Hassan and

Primary Education Officer Dr Sabrina Anam also spoke on the occasion.

Dr Gopendra said knowledge, attitude and practice could help prevent 80

per cent of both the communicable and non-communicable diseases along with

malnutrition.

He urged media and newsmen to play due role to contain this communicable

disease and make our society free from disease.

On the occasion, the city corporation has set a target to administer

deworming tablets to 98,397 children aged from 5-16 years of the city's 466

schools in phases.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)