The President said that the government as well as the private sector should take appropriate initiatives for the development of the health sector. Abdul Hamid. He made the remarks in a message on Wednesday (April on the occasion of World Health Day on Thursday (April 8).
Welcoming the initiative to observe ‘World Health Day’ in Bangladesh as well as other countries of the world, the President said that this year’s theme of the day was ‘Safe World, Ensured Health’.
“Healthcare is one of the basic human needs,” he said. The government is implementing a massive development program to bring healthcare to the doorsteps of the people. Adequate investment in all sectors of the health sector has resulted in a dramatic improvement in the overall health index of the country. The development of health infrastructure, creation and recruitment of skilled manpower, procurement of state-of-the-art medical equipment and use of information technology have resulted in increase in the quality of medical services in the country. As a result, as the average life expectancy has increased, so has the ‘maternal and infant mortality rate’.
In this context, the President mentioned that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received the South South Award from the United Nations in 2011 in recognition of the successful application of information technology in the development of healthcare. Bangladesh’s success in vaccinating mothers and children has also been widely praised worldwide. The President said the government is formulating and implementing various plans to ensure quality healthcare for all in the context of the global Corona epidemic. The government is committed to a global commitment to ensure universal health care by 2030.
He said that all concerned should work diligently and sincerely to make these services more accessible and acceptable to the people at all levels of healthcare.
On World Health Day, Abdul Hamid hoped that the trend of success in the health sector in the country would continue with the joint efforts of all. He wished overall success to all the programs adopted on the occasion of World Health Day-2022.