PM Hasina renews call to get vaccinated


Sheikh Hasina asks officials concerned to ensure that students as well as parents get inoculated

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday reiterated her call to the countrymen to receive the Covid-19 jab to escape the lethal virus infection newly, directing the authorities concerned to make the vaccination campaign at the grassroot level available through community clinics.

“We have to take measures so that no one is infected (with coronavirus) again and no one remains beyond vaccination coverage,” she said, adding: “Everyone has to take the Covid-19 jab.”

She also said the health ministry has already been asked to make the vaccination drive available in villages and at grassroots level through each community clinic and health centre.

The premier was addressing the SSC and equivalent examination results unveiling and free textbook distribution ceremony at Bangabandhu International Conference
Centre, joining virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban.

She said the Covid-19 jab would be administered through community clinics or health centres across the country but “those who have yet to receive the jab must get it”.

Sheikh Hasina opined that the education ministry and others concerned would have to be cautious so people would receive the jab. She also asked all concerned to make sure that student and their guardians get the vaccine.

Turning to SSC and equivalent examination results, she extended her greetings to the successful students.
The prime minister also urged the parents of the unsuccessful students to cooperate with them so they can continue their studies.

Parents or guardians have to come forward so the students can continue their studies availing of the facilities provided by the government online and through other mediums, she said, adding: “Guardians are not only guardians, rather they have to carry out role of teacher.”

Mentioning that her government has laid emphasis on the issues of nutrition and mental health, she said they have initiated the school feeding program and simultaneously parents or guardians have to pay heed to nutrition of their kids.

In this connection, she said 100,000 teachers and officials have been imparted training so that they can give lessons to their students about nutrition.
On the other hand, she said around 200,000 teachers have been provided with training on mental health while it is one of the most important issues as many of this country are not aware of their kids’ mental health.

She noted that some time many kids do not read or they do not have concentration on lessons or cannot pay attention to teachers in the classroom and then it was said that the kids are inattentive or cannot continue study. But the issue is not like that rather it is one type of disability and different type of syndrome, she said, adding that it has to be paid attention why he/she cannot do this and what is the reason.

The prime minister said: “Our guardians or teachers are not aware of it and that is why this awareness is urgently necessary”. She opined that each teacher should be made aware of it by the education ministry and each education institution should conduct screening campaigns to find out whether there is any problem among the students.


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