Sumon Roy, Executive Engineer of DPHE, Chattogram, said, "It is the responsibility of DPHE to establish toilets in all primary schools of the country located outside city corporations," adding, "We will ensure water sanitation and hygiene in all primary schools of the country by the next five years."
Many schools and colleges in Chattogram don't have female friendly toilets and sanitation facilities. This forces female students to miss classes during their menstruation period, as they don't want to use unhygienic toilets, speakers said at a programme.
They were speaking at a workshop titled "Elimi-nation of Inequalities in Sanitation" held at the Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE), Chattogram organized by Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK).
The speakers emphasised the need to set up female friendly toilets in all educational institutions across the port city. Abida Azad, a ward councillor of Chattogram City Corporation (CCC), said students don't want to risk infections and other diseases by using the unhygienic toilets and sanitation facilities found across many educational institutions in the city.
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