Community clinics to remain open on Aug 9-17


Despite being public holidays on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, the country’s all community clinics will remain open in rural areas from August 9 to 17 except Eid day, aiming to provide healthcare facilities to holidaymakers and dengue patients, reports BSS. The government has decided to keep allthe community clinics open fromAugust 9 to 17 except Eid day to provide healthcare facilities to the people who are going home on the occasion of Eid and dengue patients, a handout said.

 Besides, city corporations and municipalities will continue cleanliness drives. The Cabinet Division has already asked allthe ministries, departments and divisions to strengthen their monitoring on antidengue drives and cleanliness programmes so that water cannot be stagnant in offices and surroundings during the Eid holidays. 

The Education Ministry has already directed the authorities of all the educational institutions to continue cleanliness programmes by keeping its offices open aiming to prevent dengue outbreak. Meanwhile, the leave of the officials of Directorate General of Health Services and city corporations have been cancelledto address the dengue prevalence. 

To provide healthcare facilities regarding dengue, the following hotlines will remain open roundthe-watch during the Eid holidays. Health Ministry hotlines: 01314766069, 01314766070, 02- 47120556 and 02- 47120557. Health Services Division: 9540206, Health Emergency Operation Centre: 01759114488, Private hospital services: 01708506047, Drug Administration control room (for dengue detection kits) : 01708506047, Bangladesh Scouts’ assistance centre: 58312457, Dhaka North City Corporation call centre: 01932665544, Dhaka South City Corporation