Consultation Meeting on Engaging Local Leaders in Promoting Urban Health Held

For promoting the services of Rongdhonu clinics of UPHCSDP by engaging local leaders, a one-day Consultation Meeting titled Engaging Local Leaders in Promoting Urban Health was held on April 21, 2016 in the Conference Room of Khulna City Corporation. The purpose of the consultation meeting was to engage the local leaders in promoting the urban health services of the Rongdhonu clinics among potential clients by identifying the roles and responsibilities of the Ward Counselors. About 75 participants including Ward Counsellors of Khulna City Corporation and other stakeholders were present in the Consultation Meeting. Mr. Md. Abu Bakr Siddique, Project Director, UPHCSDP was present as chief guest. Mr. Gokul Krishna Ghosh, Chief Executive Officer, Khulna City Corporation, Dr. Abul Khair Md. Abdullah, Chief Health Officer, Khulna City Corporation, Mr. Guru Prosad Ghosh, Deputy Director (Family Planning), Khulna, Representative of Civil Surgeon Office, Khulna, Advocate Sk. Zahangir Hossain Helal, Chairman, Health Standing Committee, Khulna City Corporation, Ms. Ruma Khatun, Panel Mayor -03, Khulna City Corporation, Mr. Sk. Hafizur Rahman Hafiz, Panel Mayor- 02, Khulna City Corporation  were present as special guests in the Consultation Meeting. Mr. Md. Anisur Rahman Biswas, Honourable Acting Mayor, Khulna City Corporation chaired the meeting. Dr. Swapan Kumar Halder, Program Officer, PIU, Khulna City Corporation delivered the welcome speech and Ms. Kanta Devi, Communication Specialist, BCCM component shared the objectives of the Consultation Meeting and facilitated discussions. Mr. Molla Showkat Hossain, Project Manager, KMSS, PA-01 and Mr. Md. Abdur Razzaque, Project Manager, KMSS, PA-02, Khulna made a short power-point presentation on the services delivered through the Rainbow marked service centers known as CRHCC and PHCC. There was Open Discussion on the roles & responsibilities of Ward Councilors and other Stakeholders in Promoting Urban Health. The participants actively participated in the Open Discussion and raised questions related to UPHCSDP services. The Chief Guest and the Special Guests delivered their speech after the open discussion and tried to answer each and every question asked by the participants. The Consultation Meeting concluded with the chairperson’s speech.