Upazila family planning division on Thursday organized a ‘Special Satellite Clinic’ program aiming to ensure maternal health and family planning service even in rural level out of their regular Satellite Clinic program, which makes people more aware about their maternal health and the benefits of family planning, besides such campaign helps people to receive regular health service even on their doorsteps, which makes them happy and assist to lead a healthy life.
The program was organized at Banktown area in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital, where around a hundred women and children were received regular health check-ups, primary treatment, and free medicine as well.
Md. Mazharul Islam, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) inaugurated the campaign as a chief guest, while Md. Mezbah Uddin, Upazila Family Planning officer presided over the program.
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Mezbah Uddin told The Bangladesh Post, they usually organized a total of 92 Sattelite Clinic programs across the Upazila at union level each month, where 4 of heath workers provide treatment and other services to people. Besides that, they organized this ‘Special Satellite Program’ first ever in Savar to bring more people especially the low-income people under maternal and family planning service even at union level.
“The Special Satellite Program basically organized to ensure maternal health and family planning service for every woman and children even at union level, so that no one will deprive of government health facilities”.
Bangladesh Post talked to several women who were received maternal and family panning service from the campaign, and most of them said they were happy to get such service at their doorsteps.
Md. Mazharul Islam, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Savar told The Bangladesh Post, “Regular health check-up is highly necessary for each of mother especially for maternal woman and at post-childbirth stage. Although all kinds of health facilities are available at government hospitals, despite that some people, especially the low-income people, still ignore the importance of their health-related issues due to unawareness, which led them to an unhealthy life. So the Special Satellite Clinic was organized to ensure Maternal and Family Planning service for all, which also create awareness among mass people, besides people can get health service at their doorsteps without any cost.