DIIT arranged FB live program on Child Health Care issue this August: Daffodil Human Charity and Health Care

DIIT arranged FB live program on Child Health Care issue this August: Daffodil Human Charity and Health Care

In the last 8th August 2020, the Daffodil Institute of IT (DIIT) arranged a Facebook live program broadcasted by Campus TV on Child Health Care issue entitled “Role of Parents to Protect the Child Health in the period of Calamities”. The program held as a part of the regular healthcare activity of the Daffodil Human Charity and Health Care initiative by DIIT.

The program was enlightened with the gracious presence of two of the experts on their own field of health care, Professor Dr. Habibur Rahman, MBBS, FCPD, MD, Ex-Chairman, Department of Paediatric Nephrology, BSMMU; Ex-Dean, Faculty of Nursing; Ex-Syndicate Member, BSMMU; Ex-Secretary General of Paediatric Nephrology Society of Bangladesh (PNSB) and Professor Dr. Abu Naser Zafar Ullah, MBBS, DHA, MPH(UK), Ph.D. (UK), Professor & Dean (In-Charge), Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Daffodil International University.

They shared their valuable experience, suggestion, and guidance towards the parents to protect their children from the effects of the current COVID-19 pandemic situation and the aftereffect of the flood, recently in Bangladesh.

While answering the questions asked by the viewers, they emphasized their views on various points, such as- the prevention and protection measures from water-born diseases, the food habit to develop the immune system, the necessity of supplements when there is lacking vitamin intake naturally. 

They also spoke about the development of the mental health of children in this captive like situation in the home. Children are stuck at home for the last five months and it’s affecting them by making them bore, anxious, isolated, depressed, and violent sometimes.  The experts said that the parents have a lot to do in controlling this situation. Parents should make the time cheerful for their children by engaging them in various activities like- reading books, physical exercise, gardening, household chores, watching movies along with their parents. It is a great opportunity for the parents to spend quality time with their children which must help the mental, social, and also physical development of their children.

The experts also talked about the impact of day-long online classes, digital devices, and gadgets on children’s physical and mental health development. They suggested keeping the break time in between the online classes and keeping children away from gadgets like- smartphones, PC, headphones, gaming devices, etc, as much as possible.

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