Dhaka International university

Divisional Workshop on “Implementation of Graphic Health Warnings in Bangladesh”

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A divisional workshop was jointly organized by National Tobacco Control Cell, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; Office of the Divisional Commissioner, Barisal; Bangladesh Anti-Tobacco Alliance (BATA); Grambangla Unnayan Committee; and Tobacco Control and Research Cell (TCRC), Dhaka International University. The program was conducted on 04 November 2018 (Sunday) at Conference Hall, Office of the Divisional Commissioner, Barisal. A delegation teams from all divisional headquarter in Barisal (DNCRP, BSTI, Department of Narcotic, etc) and academicians, civil society, health community, media people were presented the program. Barrister Shameem Haider Patwary M.P Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee, Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment & President, TCRC was present as chief guest and Md. Khairul Alam Seikh, Additional Divisional Commissioner, Barisal, Md. Khalilur Rahman, Joint Secretary and Coordinator, National Tobacco Control Cell (NTCC), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Md. Monower Hossain, Civil Surgeon, Barisal, Dr. Humayn Sahen Khan, Civil Surgeon, Barguna, Dr. Shyamol Krishna Howlader, Civil Surgeon, Jhalokathi were presented as special guest. Additional District Magistrate from all the districts under Barisal Division were participate and share their experience/ show the barrier from Tobacco Industry while they conducted the mobile court against the violation of tobacco control law. Ram Chandra Das, Divisional Commissioner, Barisal was presided over the program. Muhammad Ruhul Quddus, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare were presented “The importance of different sections of Tobacco Control Law and the Role of Task Forces Committee for implementing the law” and Farhana Zaman Liza, Research Assistant & Project Officer were presented a paper on “The importance and challenges of GHWs implementation in Bangladesh”. Mr. Aminul Islam Sujan, Program Officer, National Tobacco Control Cell (NTCC), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare was moderate the program. Many crucial decisions have been taken and Divisional Commissioner, Barisal has given order to all Additional District Magistrate from all the district under Barisal Division to take legal action against the violation of Tobacco Control Law specially Graphic Health Warnings issues and also given direction to all civil surgeon to conduct taskforce meeting regularly. All the bodies are committed that they will take legal action against the violation of tobacco control law especially GHWs and they will work together in a coordinated manner.