Friday, 07 Oct, 2022


Anti-tobacco activists urge to stop ‘Battle of Mind 2017’ competition

DHAKA: Anti-tobacco activists urged to stop the final competition of ‘Battle of Minds (BoM) 2017’ which is set to be held on December 06 at the Radisson Blu Water Garden hotel in Dhaka. The competition is being held with the sponsorship of British American Tobacco Bangladesh.

Medtronic to improve access to diabetes care in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) has announced a strategic partnership between India Medtronic Private Limited and Diabetic Association of Bangladesh to improve outcomes for patients using diabetes care technologies. The two bodies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently in

Symposium on water pollution, purification held

DHAKA: Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) arranged a daylong symposium on ‘Environmental Chemistry for Securing Water Quality’ recently. The function was held BCSIR building in the capital city on July 30. Minister of Science and Technology Yeafesh

WB provides $570 million to improve Bangladesh’s health sector

DHAKA: The World Bank has approved a total of $570 million for two projects in Bangladesh to improve health, nutrition, and population services and strengthen the country’s public procurement. The Word Bank approved the fund on Friday (July 28), says a news release issued by Mehrin

LabAid Diagnostic achieves BAB’s accreditation certificate

DHAKA: LabAid Diagnostic of Dhanmondi has received the Medical Laboratory Accreditation Certificate 2017 from the Bangladesh Accreditation Board (BAB). The BAB handed over the certificate formally at a function held at its Motijheel office in the capital city on Tuesday (July 18).

Health Minister hates smoking

DHAKA: Health and family welfare minister Mohammad Nasim is a non-smoker and he hates smoking. He also declared the health ministry as a ‘Smoke Free Zone’ in the Secretariat.   Besides, the minister made an announcement for the students that smokers would not be admitted to

‘Unknown disease’ kills 9 children in Sitakunda

CHITTAGONG: The death toll rose to nine as another four children died of an ‘unknown disease’ on Wednesday at Tripura para in Sonaichari upazila of Sitakunda in Chittagong.  Moreover, some 40 other children affected by this unknown disease were admitted to Bangladesh Institute of

Vibhavadi Hospital for quality treatment at affordable cost

DHAKA: Vibhavadi Hospital, a leading hospital in Bangkok of Thailand, is providing world class health care with low cost. The patients opt for the hospital leaving others, as the treatment available here is one of the best in comparison with other top private hospitals of Bangkok. Only

WHO Regional Director issues media statement

DHAKA: The International Day of Yoga, shortly known as Yoga Day, will be celebrated on Wednesday (June 21) with the aim of raising worldwide awareness of the many benefits of practicing ‘yoga’. The theme of the day for this year is ‘Yoga for Health’. The theme highlights the

11 get free surgery at Bashundhara Eye Hospital

DHAKA: As part of free medical care service to marginal people, Bashundhara Eye Hospital & Research Institute will conduct free eye surgery of 11 patients on Wednesday (April 26). The 11 patients from Kabirpur village of Ashulia, on the outskirts of Dhaka, were brought to the eye

WHO South-East Asia intensifies efforts against NTDs

DHAKA: WHO South-East Asia Region on Wednesday (April 26) resolved to further fast track efforts to eradicate, eliminate and control neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020. WHO South-East Asia countries resolved as these diseases affect the most marginalized and neglected

Malaria prevention works: let’s close the gap

DHAKA: World Health Organization (WHO)’s Regional Director for South-East Asia Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh has called for emphasizing on malaria prevention works aiming to close the gap. He made the call in a media statement issued on Monday (April 24). The WHO Regional Office for

WHO SE Asia countries pledge inclusive approaches for autism

BHUTAN: Thirteen year old Bhuma (name changed) spends his day at home. He does not go to school, or play with children in his neighborhood to avoid being laughed at. That's been his life ever since he was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder when he was about four years old. Most

India relaxes visa rules for medical treatment seekers

DHAKA: After relaxing visa rules for Bangladeshi tourists and women, India has now relaxed the process for people who are seeking medical treatment there.  Indian High Commission in Dhaka made the disclosure in a press release on Monday (April). The press note said that the new

Saima Wazed WHO Champion for Autism in South-East Asia

DHAKA: Saima Wazed Hossain, daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has been designated as a champion for autism in the World Health Organization (WHO)’s South-East Asia Region for her contributions to fighting against autism. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia, located in New

Trump’s US healthcare bill withdrawn

US President Donald Trump has withdrawn his healthcare bill after it failed to gain enough support to pass in Congress. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he and Trump agreed to pull the vote, after it became apparent it would not get the minimum of 215 Republican votes needed. The last

Trump healthcare plan to strip insurance from 14-mln

An estimated 14 million people would lose insurance coverage in 2018 under the new Republican healthcare plan, according to a budget analysis. The long-awaited Republican plan was assessed by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), a nonpartisan group of budget analysts and economists,

Scientific Excellence of Bangladesh-born physician in Canada

DHAKA: Dr. Waliul Islam Khan, a Bangladesh-born physician is currently working as a leading biomedical scientist in Canada.   His recent research revealed novel and important findings in medical science. Serotonin acts as a hormone/ neurotransmitter in our body and is well-known

US hospitals oppose Trump-backed health bill

A leading trade group representing hospitals has expressed fears about the Republican health-care bill, saying poor Americans could lose insurance. The American Hospital Association (AHA) said current provisions for “our most vulnerable” would be thrown into doubt, reports the BBC.

Intern physicians call-off strike

DHAKA: The intern physicians on Monday (March 6) called off work abstention. They came up with the decision after a meeting with health minister Mohammed Nasim at his Dhanmondi residence around 11:00 am. The interns also expressed sorrows for the sufferings of the patients caused by