UNFPA gives health kits for flood-hit pregnant women
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) yesterday handed over 110 emergency reproductive health kits to the Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP) to serve the pregnant women in flood affected areas.
The kits will be distributed to 30 government union health care centres in Gaibandha, Sirajganj, Kurigram, Jamalpur and Tangail, said DGFP officials at a handover ceremony at its office in the capital.
Doctors and trained health workers will provide reproductive health service through the kits that contain medicine, surgical equipments and medical devices (like stethoscope, thermometer and sphygmomanometer).
Each of the kit can serve around 45 people, and nearly five thousand pregnant women will be served by the kits, said Argentina Matavel Piccin, UNFPA representative in Bangladesh.