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World Health Day today

Update : 06 Apr 2015, 06:41 PM

To observe the World Health Day the health ministry is set to take several initiatives and organise various programmes today. The motto of the day this year is: Safe and nutritious food, prospects for healthy life.

The ministry’s plans include a national level opening ceremony at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium supplemented by various other seminars, souvenir unwrappings, exhibitions of health education, special supplement publications in the national newspapers, road decoration, movie show, Jari gaans among other plans.

Besides, discussion programmes on health diseases occurring from unsafe food habits will also be held in the government and non-government levels. Several activities and programmes will also be organised in district and upazila levels.

Laying down the ministry’s plans for the day through a press briefing held yesterday, concerned Minister Mohammad Nasim said: “More than two hundreds diseases are caused by unhygienic food habits. Treatment for such diseases is expensive. We all need to be more conscious about this matter.”

He also informed the reporters that special drive has been continued against adulterated medicine and fake clinic: “After more scrutiny, strong actions will be taken against them.” 

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