Stay alert about outbreak of diseases in flood-hit areas, Prime Minister to officials

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the officials concerned to remain alert about the possible outbreak of different diseases after recession of floodwater.

She also asked the officials to take necessary steps for clearing stagnant floodwater and construct damaged bridges or culverts in the flood-hit areas.

The Prime Minister gave the directives at a meeting with the senior government officials of Gaibandha at Gobindaganj Upazila conference hall, reports UNB.

She told the Water Development Board to dredge the rivers, aiming to restore the channels of the rivers. She asked not to allow lifting of sand from one place every year rather changing the spots of sand extraction.

The Prime Minister said every Upazila should have their own housing master plan and plan for proper utilization of the char areas.

She asked the senior officials of the district to ensure presence of the Upazila level officials and doctors in their areas where they are posted and give them transport facilities for their movement.

Agriculture Minister Matiya Chowdhury, Water Resources Minister Barrister Anisul Islam Mahmud, Whip Mahbub Ara Gini, PM’s principal secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, local parliament members and political leaders spoke on the occasion.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina went to Gaibandha in the morning to see for herself the condition of the victims and distribute relief materials among them.

After the programme in Gobindaganj upazila of Gaibandha Sheikh Hasina will visit Sariakandi upazila of Bogra.

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