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Aster Hospitals partners meet held in Dhaka

Aster Hospitals partners meet held in Dhaka

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Indian largest private healthcare service provider Aster Hospitals recently organized a meet-up for their business partners in Bangladesh. Aster Hospital's manager of international sales Saptak Das addressed the partners at the event. Dr. Hariprakash Chakravarty (Senior Consultant: Neurosurgery), Dr. Vikram Kekatapure - Head and Senior Consultant - Head and Neck Oncology, and Dr. Sonal Asthana, Lead Consultant - HPB & Liver Transplant Surgery and other senior officials including all partners attended the conference. Aster Hospitals has presented itself for the first time in Bangladesh. Aster DM Healthcare Limited is one of the largest private healthcare service providers operating in GCC and in India. With an inherent emphasis on clinical excellence, they are one of the few entit...
Visa Eases Access to Medical Care in India for Patients from Bangladesh

Visa Eases Access to Medical Care in India for Patients from Bangladesh

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Visa (NYSE: V), the global leader in digital payments, announced today that it has partnered with Vaidam, a hospital care discovery platform, to make payments easier for medical travelers from South Asian countries seeking healthcare in India. Soumya Basu, Country Manager, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan, Visa said, “Seeking medical facilities in a foreign country and navigating the process can be complex and intimidating. We are pleased to partner with Vaidam to enable citizens of Bangladesh seeking medical treatment in India with more comfort, wider access and the benefit and convenience of using their Visa cards to pay. India receives a sizable number of its medical visitors from Bangladesh and we are grateful to be able to cater to these care-seekers with discounts on their medical ...
Amended Tobacco Control law to be presented at parliament soon: Health Minister

Amended Tobacco Control law to be presented at parliament soon: Health Minister

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The existing Tobacco Control Act will be amended and presented in Parliament very soon with the aim of building a tobacco-free Bangladesh by 2040, said Health Minister Zahid Malek. He said this at a national seminar, styled "Tobacco Control Law Amendment for Making Tobacco-Free Bangladesh by 2040", organiged by the Bangladesh Parliamentary Forum for Health and Wellbeing (BPFHW) at the National Parliament on Monday afternoon. He also asked for a ban on e-cigarettes and a licensing system for the sale of tobacco products. At the seminar, seven proposals were made by the Parliamentary Forum to make Bangladesh tobacco-free. These include the abolition of all designated smoking areas including public places and public transports; banning the display of tobacco products at the point...
Praava Health Provides Free Medical and Dental Care to Underprivileged Students of Chakar School

Praava Health Provides Free Medical and Dental Care to Underprivileged Students of Chakar School

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Praava Health, Bangladesh’s fastest-growing healthcare brand, today completed its free “Health Camp” for the students of Chakar School (The School on the Wheel), an innovative digital mobile school that works with underprivileged children and other disadvantaged students. Thirty one children who ordinarily have little regular access to health services were examined in early September by Praava Health doctors, nurses and other medical practitioners, who provided free medical and dental care. These included Praava Health’s Pediatrician, Dr. Laila K Nurun Nahar, MBBS, DCH, and Praava Health’s Dentistry Consultant, Dr. Lubna Sharmin, BDS, PGT. Today’s visit included follow-up examinations with the children who required further pathological and imaging tests, as well as medicines. A cere...
To ban e-cigarette current tobacco control act needs to be amended

To ban e-cigarette current tobacco control act needs to be amended

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Many young people use e-cigarettes due to style and the flavors. Many consider e-cigarettes to help them quit smoking conventional cigarettes. Some perceive e-cigarettes to be less harmful to health compared to conventional cigarettes. These issues have come up in the results of a study on the use of e-cigarettes conducted on students of two universities in Dhaka. A press conference was organized at Abdus Salam Hall of the National Press Club on October 4 at 11 am to announce the results of the study conducted by the Dhaka Ahsania Mission with the technical assistance of the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. Iqbal Masud, Director, Health and WASH Sector, Dhaka Ahsania Mission presided over the conference where Mukhlesur Rahman, Assistant Director, Health Sector, Dhaka Ahsania Mission deli...
MetLife Bangladesh has first of its kind health insurance provides financial protection

MetLife Bangladesh has first of its kind health insurance provides financial protection

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MetLife Bangladesh has today launched a first-of-its-kind Critical Illness Insurance Protection Plan that offers customers financial protection for 52 common critical illnesses, including the leading causes of death in Bangladesh: heart attack, stroke, respiratory diseases, cancer and kidney diseases. This is the only health insurance plan in the country that provides financial protection of up to BDT 1 Crore till the age of 80 years against the highest number of critical illnesses. By paying premiums for a relatively shorter period of time (maximum 20 years from the date of purchase), customers and their families can receive insurance coverage for medical treatment or unfortunate death of the policyholder from critical illnesses or any other causes till the age of 80 years. If a po...
‘Children’s Corner’ launched at Shaheed Suhrawardy Hospital

‘Children’s Corner’ launched at Shaheed Suhrawardy Hospital

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In celebrating the 75th Birthday of Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, ASHIC Foundation for Childhood Cancer initiated and launched its 5th Play Center as ‘Children’s Corner’ at the Child Department of Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital with the view to create a friendly environment for the treatment-seeking children. The head of the pediatric surgery department Dr. Mirza Kamrul Zahid inaugurated the Play Center graced with the presence of the Founder Chairperson of ASHIC Foundation Salma Chowdhury and Founder President Mr. Afzal Hossain Chowdhury. Associate Professor of Suhrawardy Hospital Dr. Paritosh Kumar Palit, Head of Pediatrics Department of Children Medical College Hospital Dr. Nazma Begum as well as a host of doctors also attended the occasion. The inaugu...
Strong Tobacco Control Law is a Must to Protect Public Health amid COVID-19 Pandemic: Webinar speakers

Strong Tobacco Control Law is a Must to Protect Public Health amid COVID-19 Pandemic: Webinar speakers

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Dhaka Ahsania Mission organized a webinar on the afternoon of September 12 titled 'Health Risks of Tobacco Users in Corona and Role of Tobacco Control Act. Iqbal Masud, Director, Health and Wash Sector, Dhaka Ahsania Mission presided over the webinar and the chief guest was Prof. Dr. Md. Abdul Aziz, MP and the Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Prof. Dr. Sohel Reza Choudhury, Head, Department of Epidemiology and Research National Heart Foundation Hospital & Research Institute. Prof. Dr. Arup Ratan Choudhury, the founder of the anti-drug and anti-smoking organization (MANAS), Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Lead Policy Advisor, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Bangladesh and Prof. Dr. Golam Mohiuddin Faruque, Project Director and Jo...
Praava Health resumes serving Patients

Praava Health resumes serving Patients

Breaking News, Health
On August 24 Praava Health has resumed all services immediately to serve its Patient base after being temporarily suspended by DGHS on August 2, 2021. Praava has at all times since our founding in 2017 been in compliance with the guidelines and policy directives issued by DGHS and international standards of clinical quality. During the course of an investigation and inspection in July, DGHS made minor oral recommendations to Praava, none of which were related to Praava’s clinical quality or the medical care we provide. The recommendations included: Praava not having separate areas for donning and doffing, charging BDT150 registration fee for traveler’s COVID testing, signing of COVID tests not being done by MBBS doctor, and listing WHO as a partner on the company’s website. All of ...
Leveraging Digital Healthcare for the Underprivileged

Leveraging Digital Healthcare for the Underprivileged

Breaking News, Health
Digital Healthcare Solutions has partnered with USAID’s MaMoni Maternal and Newborn Care Strengthening Project: Emergency Response to COVID-19 Pandemic implemented by Save the Children in association with factories under BGMEA and BEPZA. The initiative has served 150,000 marginalized people of Bangladesh, including the RMG workers and slum dwellers of Dhaka, Gazipur, Narayanganj and Narsingdi with quality healthcare services.  Digital Healthcare Solutions is a programme of Grameen Telecom Trust. Since its launch on February 1, the program has reached over 140,000 RMG workers and 10,000 slum dwellers with the free Surokkhito package, where patients received nearly Tk 639,000 so far as financial aid through the Free Health Cashback offers under this package. Apart from this, over 12,500+ ...