World Anti-microbial Awareness Week- 2022 was observed in Gaibandha district from November 18 to November 24 with a call to creating much awareness among the people about best practice of antibiotic.
This years' theme of the week was Preventing Anti-microbial Resistance Together.
Marking the week, Directorate of drug administration Gaibandha district office chalked out elaborate programmes in cooperation with Bangladesh Chemist and Druggist Samity (BCDGS), district unit. The programmes included bringing out rallies, distribution of leaflets to the people at important places and publicity activity through loud speakers.
On Thursday, a concluding ceremony was held at the conference room of the Civil Surgeon (CS) Office of the town here at the initiative of Gaibandha district office under the Directorate of Drug Administration.
CS Abdullahel Mafi attended the function and addressed it as the chief guest while assistant director of Gaibandha district office under the Directorate of Drug Administration Sikder Kamrul Islam presided over the ceremony.
Sadar upazila health and family planning officer Dr Nazmus Sakib, Dr M Rashidul Islam, director of BCDGS, central unit Saiful Islam, president of BCDGS, Gaibandha unit Abdur Rashid,Amirul Islam, Khandoker Robiul Islam, Sahadat Hossaon Sagor and Zahangir Alom were present, among others.
In the function, the health experts in their speeches said Antimicrobial drugs are used to kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria, but unnecessary use of antibiotics helps to create antibiotic-resistant bacteria that are known to be very harmful to the human body.
In this context, they underscored the need for building social movement against the excessive use of anti-biotic and its bad impacts to save lives of the people.
Assistant director of district office under the directorate of drug administration Kamrul Islam in his concluding speeches thanked all the concerned for observing the Antimicrobial Awareness Week in the district successfully.
A good number of health officials and the leaders of BCDGS, district unit including the journalists attended the function.
Similar programmes were also held in other upazila head quarters of the district marking the week, sources said.