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"The additional cost in treatment is one of the reasons for the escalation of poverty"

Posted: November 12, 2012, 8:31 PM | Updated: November 12, 2012, 20:37

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The Minister of Social Welfare and Family Affairs, Mohammad Nasim, said that the increase in the number of non-invasive diseases such as cancer, heart disease or diabetes in the country increased in the country. For the treatment of such a disease, people have to pay more for the capacity, which is one of the reasons for the escalation of poverty. To overcome this situation we must encourage people to live healthier lives.

In addition, in addition to raising public awareness, the minister urged the ministries of each of the ministries concerned to play their respective roles appropriately, creating the necessary campus support environment.

In the presidency of the first meeting of the National Committee for Integrated Coordination on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases carried out in the Secretariat held on Monday, November 12, the minister said this.

The Minister of Social Welfare and Family Affairs, Mohammad Nasim, highlighted the integrated initiative of the sector in question to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases.

He said, to control non-communicable diseases, there must be a conscious awareness of a healthy life among people. In addition to regular physical work, people should be motivated to avoid junk food. Senior officials from 29 ministries and representatives of the World Health Organization and JICA attended the meeting.

The Health Minister said non-invasive diseases are seen as a silent epidemic in the world. Bangladesh is no exception. But Bangladesh's success in the prevention and elimination of contagious diseases is being praised throughout the world. In particular, the reduction of child and maternal mortality rates in Bangladesh, success of survival, the community clinic, innovative models as world leaders and the World Health Organization have been appreciated.

She said the government has taken several programs besides the development of the health infrastructure in the last ten years and has worked to improve people's health. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken special preference for the development of the health sector. Recently, the prime minister inaugurated a health infrastructure worth 5,000 million crores in the health sector.

The meeting was informed that 67 percent of all deaths in the country are from non-communicable diseases. A third of them is premature death of 30 to 69 years of age. As a result, the country's overall productivity is hampered.


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