February 26, 2021, 6:31 am
Zaker ALi Shuva. Bureau Chief: A social awareness meeting on knee disease was held at Kumarkhali upazila level in Kushtia with the slogan ‘Take care of knee disease, get rid of disability’. The meeting
was informed that there are about 44 Filariasis patients in Kumarkhali upazila.
The social mobilization meeting was held at the 50-bed Upazila Health Complex auditorium on Tuesday at the Upazila level with the financial and technical support of Upazila Health Complex Office, Lepra
Bangladesh and Filariasis Eradication, Worm Control and Small Doctor Activities, Disease Control Branch, Department of Health and Ascent Project, UKAID. Is.
Speakers at the meeting said there are 44 Filariasis patients in Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia district, 159 in Kushtia district and 43,708 in Bangladesh. They have to be brought under treatment. They need to be taken care of. There is a need to create public awareness through social awareness in the management of gout and prevention of disability.
In addition, rehabilitation patients need to be assisted in socio-economic development. Necessary steps must be taken to eradicate superstition and social inequality. Fortunately, Bangladesh is on the verge of achieving the goal of eradicating Filariasis in 2022. No new Filariasis patients have been found in the last 5 years.
The speakers added that filariasis is a parasitic disease. Among the various species of mosquitoes, the parasite Uchereria bancrofti is mainly caused by Culex in Bangladesh. The meeting was chaired by Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Rajibul Islam Khan and addressed by the distinguished guests Kumarkhali Municipality Mayor Alhaj Samshuzzaman Arun, Upazila Health and Family Planning
Officer Dr Md Akul Uddin, Upazila Parishad Vice Chairman Md Saidur Rahman Lalu, Upazila Parishad Women Vice Chairman Marina Mina, Upazila Agriculture Officer Agriculturist Debashish Kumar Das, Upazila Education Officer Md. Jalal Uddin, Upazila Social Service Officer Mohammad ALi, Heroic
freedom fighter ATM Abul Mansur Majnu, Kumarkhali Government College Principal Sharif Hossain, JN Secondary School Headmaster Moksed Ali, Kumarkhali Municipality Councilor and Union Parishad Chairman, NGO representatives and Journalists were present. Dr. Abdur Rahman Moon conducted the program.