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It’s possible to build child-friendly hospitals

Published : 15 Feb 2022 01:22 AM | Updated : 15 Feb 2022 01:47 PM

Divisional Health Director Dr Hasan Shahriar Kabir said it was not possible for the government alone to improve the quality of health services.  Despite having various problems, Chittagong is still doing well in the health sector as compared to the capital Dhaka.

He made the remarks while inaugurating a two-day training workshop on 'Child-Friendly Hospital Program' with doctors and nurses of private hospitals at the conference room of Chittagong Divisional Health Director  Dr Hasan Shahriar Kabir inaugurated the workshop on Monday morning. He said if the doctors and nurses are more sincere, enviable success will come in health management in Chittagong including building a child friendly hospital and later a women friendly hospital.   In order to achieve the SDGs by 2030, the training workshop has been organized to transform the private hospitals of the country into child friendly hospitals by reducing the infant mortality rate and involving the private sector in government initiatives.

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 He said that it is possible to build child-friendly hospitals everywhere as a result of the joint initiative of doctors and nurses at the government-private level.  The Divisional Health Director also said that workshops on 'Child Friendly Hospital Program' will be held in all the departmental and district towns of the country in phases.

 Conducted by Muhammad Hossain, Junior Health Education Officer, Divisional Health Director's Office.  Deputy Director (Health) Dr. Md. ShakhawatUllah and Assistant Director (Administration) Dr. SumonBarua addressed the workshop.

 On the inaugural day of the workshop, Dr. Jebin Chowdhury, Associate Professor (Children) of Chittagong Medical College and Dr. RaushanAra Begum Shimul, Senior Consultant of Chittagong General Hospital imparted training on Maternal and Child Health.

 The workshop was attended by doctors and nurses from the city's private Parkview Hospital, Max Hospital, CSCR and National Hospital.

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