The World Thalassaemia Day will be observed today in the country as elsewhere in the globe to raise awareness about the disease.
This year’s theme of the day is ‘addressing health inequalities across the global Thalassaemia community’.
The World Thalassaemia Day is celebrated every year on May 8 aiming to raise awareness about this disease among the people throughout the world.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday issued a message on the occasion.
She said that the Awami League government was working to reach the healthcare services at the doorsteps of common people.
About 18,000 community clinics and union healthcare centres were established in the country to ensure health services of rural people, she added.
To create awareness among people in the Mujib Year, the prime minister said, the Directorate General of Health Services and Bangladesh Thalassaemia Foundation are implementing various programnes, including awareness campaign and online registration of Thalassaemia patients in educational institutions and public agencies in all the districts.
Sheikh Hasina said that the government was providing Tk 50,000 as assistance to every Thalassaemia patient alongside the cancer, kidney and liver cirrhosis patients for their treatment.
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