Opening Ceremony Workshop of RHSTEP Center/Clinic at Khagrachari Sadar Hospital
The RHSTEP center at Khagrachari Sadar Hospital has been formally inaugurated on 24 June 2010 .The opening ceremony was arranged at the venue of Town Hall , Khagrachari Hill District.The whole programme was divided into two sessions viz. inaugural session and cultural show. The participants of this Workshop were 300 selected FWVs, FWAs, SACMOs, Village Doctors, Local NGOs, DDFP, ADCC , MO Khagrachari Sadar Hospital, Civil Surgeon Khagrachari & Project Advisor RHSTEP Khagrachari Sadar Hospital , Consultant Gyn. & Obs. Rangamati Sadar Hospital and Technical Advisor of RHSTEP Khagrachari Sadar Hospital, Deputy Commissioner Khagrachari, local Journalists and Chairman Khagrachari Hill District et cetera. It was also attend by Vice President of the Executive Council as well as Executive Director , Director and other officials of the Central Office, RHSTEP. The Workshop was adorned and highlighted by the presence of Mr. Kujendra Lal Tripura, Chairman Khagrachari Hill District. All honorable participants who worked as resource persons highly appreciated Reproductive Health & Rights services being undertaken by RHSTEP.
Quazi Suraiya Sultana, Executive Director of RHSTEP welcomed the participants. In her welcome speech she said, the people of Khagrachari are deprived in many ways. There is no adequate health facility and services in this district. She visited different areas of Khagrachari . The sufferings and needs of the people encouraged her to set-up the clinic in this district. Further she added that RHSTEP has been working for long 25 years to improve reproductive health and rights of men, women, adolescents and general health of children with the support of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. She thanked the chief guest, special guests and other govt. health officials for supporting RHSTEP in starting the clinic at Khagrachari Sadar Hospital . She hoped that this support and cooperation will continue in the days ahead.
The Executive Director declared that general and reproductive health services MR (menstrual regulation, D&C, antenatal care , postnatal care, family planning methods, post abortion care, RTI/STIs, primary health care services, pathological services like Pap's Smear Test, blood grouping, blood sugar, pregnancy test etc will be provided by the clinic totally free of cost . Besides, the clinic will arrange different health related education sessions in the clinic, schools, communities and other neighborhoods to make the people aware of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Mr. Mahbubul Haque Programme Coordinator RHSTEP displayed RHSTEP activities by using multimedia.The program ended with a cultural show.
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