Expatriates welfare and overseas employment minister Nurul Islam on Tuesday stressed need for creating awareness about breast cancers among the outgoing female migrant workers.
Speaking at seminar at Probashi Kalyan Bhaban, the minister urged the officials of the ministry’s subordinate departments to discuss about breast cancer diseases while providing training and pre-departure briefings to the female migrants at technical training centers.
He also called upon the women to consul physicians breaking prejudice and wrong concepts about the breast cancers.
EWOE ministry’s secretary in charge Namita Halder who presided over the seminar said that massive awareness about breast cancer was required to protect the women from deadly diseases.
The Blue Sky Charitable Foundation, a non political charitable organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete and up to date information regarding awareness and treatment facilities to cancer patients especially for Breast cancer patients in Bangladesh, organized the seminar.
Blue Sky Charitable Foundation’s head adviser Ayesha Siddika Sheuly, also labour counselor at Bangladesh high commission in Singapore said that many women felt shy to go to the physicians in Bangladesh due to lack of awarenss.
Wage Earner Welfare Board director general Gazi Mohammad Julhas, Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training director general Salim Reza and Bangladesh Overseas Employment Service Limited managing director Maran Kumar Chakraborty, among outgoing female migrant workers were present at the seminar.