The prime minister inaugurated the AL office at a function from her official residence, Ganabhaban, in Dhaka through a video conference.

At the function, she also opened 45 more community vision centres at Upazila Health Complexes in 13 districts across the country, raising its number to 135, bringing one third grassroots people under modern eye treatment free of cost.

After inaugurating the AL office, she said it will help spread policy and ideology of her party to the grassroots.

The prime minister described the AL as a pro-people party, saying, “Awami League will always stand beside the people.”

She said her government has reduced the poverty and ensured all sorts of services that included healthcare for the people in the last 14 years due to their tireless works.

The prime minister thanked the countrymen and the people for voting her party to power, saying, “We want to ensure all types of services for the people.”

At the inaugural ceremony of community vision centres, health and family welfare minister Zahid Maleque and health services division secretary Mohammad Anwar Hossain Howlader spoke.

National Institute of Ophthalmology and Hospital director professor Golam Mostafa briefly described activities of the community vision centres.