Dinajpur Medical College renamed M Abdur Rahim Medical College
Dinajpur Medical College and Hospital has been renamed as M Abdur Rahim Medical College and Hospital. The health ministry has issued a gazette to this effect on Monday. M Abdur Rahim, a lawmaker, was a Liberation War organiser and western zone chairman of the then Mujibnagar government. He died on..
Death of Raudha: Family rejects college probe report
Police yesterday started investigating the murder case filed by Raudha’s father Mohamed Athif with a Rajshahi court, over the death of the Maldivian medical student and model. Meanwhile, Athif has termed false the probe report of the Rajshahi Islami Bank Medical College that claimed the 21-year-old girl had committed suicide…
Raudha took her own life: College authorities’ probe
A probe body of the Rajshahi Islami Bank Medical College has found that its Maldivian student Raudha Athif “committed suicide”. “Around three weeks before taking her own life, Raudha had jokingly texted one of her friends saying that she would commit suicide,” said Prof MA Mukit Sarker, vice principal of..
Medical college hospital to be established in every district soon: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said, “The government has a plan to establish medical college hospital in every district to provide better healthcare services. She said this while speaking at the 43rd annual conference of the Ophthalmological Society of Bangladesh in the capital’s Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh. Mentioning the challenge in..
Six MMC students hurt in clash
At least six students of Mymensingh Medical College (MMC) were injured in a clash over holding of a programme of M-53 batch at town’s Baghmara Medical Hostel on Tuesday night. Following an altercation over the issue, two groups of students of the same batch attacked each other, leaving at..
Workshop on adolescent health facility assessment held at BSMM
A workshop titled “Review of Tools for Adolescent Health Facility Assessment” was held at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Tuesday. The programme jointly organized by the Department of Public Health and Informatics (DPHI) of BSMMU and UNICEF. BSMMU Vice-Chancellor Dr Kamrul Hasan Khan, DPHI Chairman Prof Syed Shariful..
A philanthropic initiative of an eye specialist
Thousands of patients in remote areas are getting quality eye treatment including cataract operations for nominal costs, thanks to the humanitarian efforts by a doctor at a remote village in Gouripur upazila under the district. Under the initiative of Prof AKMA Muqtadir, former head of ophthalmology of Dhaka Medical College..
Gove specializing BSMMU for poor people
The government is going to upgrade Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) into a super specialized hospital where the poor will get treatment for various complicated diseases at low cost. The ECNEC yesterday approved a TK 1,366-crore project for the purpose with 77 percent financing by the Korea Economic Development..
BSMMU’s Super Specialized Hospital gets Ecnec nod
The government on Tuesday approved the ‘Super Specialized Hospital of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU)’ project with an outlay of Tk 1366.34 crore, aiming to expand BSMMU’s scope of health services. The approval came from a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) held at..
PM hopes 100 pc literacy rates soon
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today hoped that the country would achieve 100 percent literacy rate soon, saying a hunger and poverty-free Bangladesh could not be established without an educated nation. “The country already gained 71 percent literacy rate thanks to various pragmatic steps of our government. We hope that we..
Thirty One female students infected with “mass hysteria”
Thirty one female students fell sick by the ‘mass hysteria’ disease this morning at local Khalilpur High School under Sadar upazilla and were shifted to Faridpur Medical College Hospital (FMCH) for treatment. According to hospital sources, the sick students are being given treatment and condition of none is so much..
Introductory Class of Four Medical Colleges on 9, 10 Jan
The introductory class for newly admitted students in the 1st year MBBS course under the session 2015-16 at Shaheed Sohrawardi Medical College, Dhaka Dental College, Dinajpur Medical College and Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College, Bogra will be held on 9 and 10 January 2016. A press release issued by the..
Date expired medicine in community clinics
The supply of Albendazole tablets, a worm killer, to several community clinics of Sadar Upazila of Nilphamari district, only two weeks before their date of expiry despite strong objection from community healthcare providers (CHCP) shows the gross negligence of the authorities. A large portion of the medicine now lies in..
Malaysian hospitals eye Bangladeshi patients
Inspired by a steady rise in the number of Bangladeshis seeking healthcare in Malaysia, the Southeast Asian nation is eying Bangladesh as a lucrative market for its internationally accredited hospitals. The number of such patients from Bangladesh going to Malaysia doubled to around 20,000 in 2015 over the last five..
Treat ‘normal’ blood pressure to save lives: study urges
Millions of lives could be saved by giving blood pressure-lowering drugs to people at risk of heart attack and stroke, even if they have normal pressure, researchers said Thursday. Based on an analysis of 123 medical trials involving more than 600,000 people over two decades, the team called for an..
MBBS, BDS orientation class to be held on Jan 10
Orientation class of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) course for the academic session 2015-16 under different medical colleges will be held on January 10, 2016. The orientation class of Pabna Medical College will be held at 12 noon, Shatkhira Medical College..
Uptick in cosmetic surgeries linked to social media
There has been a sharp increase in the number of youngsters undergoing cosmetic surgeries just because they want to look better on social media platforms, doctors said. About 40 percent of the youngsters choosing to undergo cosmetic surgeries in recent times cite their appearance in the pictures and videos on..