Rangpur : Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication-BNNRC organized a Multi-stakeholders’ Seminar on `Promoting Health Services for All : Present Situation, Challenges and Way Forward’ for an in-depth discussion on health-service issues to ensure quality health services for all with the support of The Asia Foundation on 18 April 2022 at Begum Rokeya Auditorium, RDRS, Rangpur.
The purpose of the seminar was to discuss with multi-stakeholders about the current status of the health sector, challenges to getting quality health services, and ways to forward at different levels to enhance the capacity of the health sector and consider how to make healthcare more accessible and utilize the existing resources properly. Around 40 participants from CSOs, Government offices, representatives from the Anti-Corruption Commission, journalists, teachers, elected representatives, and the representatives of the Civil Society participated in the seminar.
At the beginning of the seminar, Minakshe Banik, the Moderator of Bangladesh of the program introduced the participants of the seminar. Then, the Program Coordinator of BNNRC Hiren Pandit delivered his welcome speech to the participants.
Md. Jewel Ahmed, Rangpur Bureau Chief of Banglavision Television-presented the keynote of the seminar titled `Promoting Health Services for All : Present Situation, Challenges and Way Forward’. After the presentation of the keynote, the participants took part in a lively open discussion and provided their valuable opinions and suggestions on the health issues.
The Chief Guest of the Seminar, Md Fazlul Kabir, Director, Local Government, Divisional Commissioner Office, Rangpur, in his speech mentioned that it is possible to provide quality healthcare services through joint efforts. Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam, Divisional Director, Department of Health Services, Rangpur, mentioned various initiatives of the government. Dr Md Rezaul Karim, Director, Rangpur Medical College Hospital mentioned that it is possible to provide pro-people healthcare through joint efforts. Mizanur Rahman, Deputy Director, Department of Environment, Rangpur Divisional Office, we should all come forward to implement a better health system and only then it can be implemented and improve the environment of the hospitals. The Renowned Writer & Educationist Professor Mohammad Shah Alam, Retired Professor (Bengali), Carmichael College, Rangpur in his speech as the Chair of the Seminar mentioned that keeping in mind all issues discussed in the seminar we all should work unitedly to improve the health system of Rangpur.
It is hoped that the issues raised in the seminar and the open discussion will be able to play a helpful and effective role in ensuring the provision of quality healthcare to all, especially to the disadvantaged and marginalized people. Press Release