Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) has set an instance in the field of providing primary healthcare services to the city dwellers and the poor and slum dwellers in particular, reports BSS.
In recognition to the continuous achievement, the city corporation has clinched the first position in expanded programme for immunization (EPI) nationally for the eighth consecutive time this year.
City Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton revealed this while inaugurating the EPI E-registration programme at the city bhaban conference hall in Rajshahi on Monday afternoon to mark the World Immunization Week- 2019 observed from April 24 to 30.
He added that the city corporation was committed to protect children from polio, measles, diphtheria, whooping cough and other infectious diseases.
Liton also asked field level health workers and others concerned to render their services with utmost sincerity and honesty to make the registration programme a success so that all children could be protected from the diseases. ‘We will be pioneer in immunisation programme in the country,’ the mayor asserted.
Country Representative of World Health Organization Dr Bardhan Jong Rana and its team leader Dr Razendra Bohara, UNICEF Planning and Monitoring Officer Soniya Afrin and EPI Deputy Project Manager Dr Rejaur Rahman joined the programme as guests of honour.
Chaired by RCC Ward Councilor Nuruzzaman Tuku, the meeting was addressed, among others, by RCC Chief Executive Officer Shawgatul Alam and its Chief Health Officer Dr AFM Anzuman Ara Begum and Deputy Director of Department of Health Services Dr Habib Ahsan Talukder.
The meeting was told the City Corporation has launched the electronic immunisation registration programme for the first time among other city corporations in the country.
The online registration will help the city corporation to bring hundred per cent of babies aged between 0 to 15 months and in some cases aged between 0 to 23 months under the requisite vaccination.