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Community vision centre will be set up in every upazila: PM


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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the government will set up community vision centres in all upazilas across the country by turns with an aim to provide better eyecare services to local people.
The Prime Minister made the assurance while inaugurating the operation of community vision centres set up in 70 upazila health complexes of 20 districts. She joined the virtual inaugural ceremony, held at National Institute of Ophthalmology and Hospital in the capital, from her official residence Ganabhaban today ( Thursday ,March 11).
Sheikh Hasina said her government has been able to rich out healthcare services to the people’s doorsteps through modernization.
“It’s my responsibility to ensure healthcare services for every national of the country as eyecare services are expensive and general people can’t afford these. I’ve been trying to perform this responsibility as well,” she said.
The premier said the government is planning to set up 110 more community vision centres at the upazila level.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque also spoke at the function conducted by Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus. Health Secretary Abdul Mannan delivered the welcome speech, while Director of the National Institute of Ophthalmology (NIO) Prof Dr Golam Mostafa described the NIO activities briefly.

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