The Dhaka Community Hospital Trust has officially inaugurated the ‘School Health Programme,’ a free medical service programme for the poor and working children and adolescents in the public and privately run schools.
The programme is running for more than two decades, said a press release on Wednesday.
An event to formally inaugurate the programme was hosted at the Sarkari Shishu Paribar in Tejgaon.
This service is available at six schools, run by the Law and Arbitration Centre under the name of ‘Jokhon Tokhon Shikkha’, Children’s School run by Women’s Association, Sultan-Sofa Pathshala, Yusuf School, and Shishu Swargo etc.
Since December 2020, seven schools for orphans, vagrant, disabled children and adolescents in Dhaka city, run by the Department of Social Welfare, have joined the DCH Trust’s School Healthcare Programme.
The schools are Sarkari Shishu Paribar (State Children home - Boys and Girls), Chhota Moni Nibas, Daytime Child Care Centre, Integrated Education for Visually Impaired Children, School of Hearing Impairs, and Safe home and Centre for Vagrant.
Dhaka Community Hospital has started this programme with the interest of deputy commissioner of Dhaka district, and in collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare.
Shahidul Islam, deputy commissioner of Dhaka district was present as the chief guest at the inaugural event.
He expressed his gratitude to the chairman of Dhaka Community Hospital Quazi Quamruzzaman for the initiative.
Ruknul Haque, deputy director, Department of Social Welfare, presided over the function.
Sukumar Chakraborty, director, Finance and Accounts Department, Wakar Hossain, director, Department of Communications and Public Relations, Jabed Yusuf, director, Central Administration, and Golam Mostafa, director, Project and Research Department, among others attended the programme.
Omar Sharif Ibne Hasan, hospital director, Paediatrician Fuadul Islam, advocate Abbas Uddin, law adviser, and others were also present there.
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