Admission of 6 private medical colleges suspended
The government on Thursday suspended admission of five private medical colleges and one dental college for the academic year 2017-18 for not complying rules and regulations. The decision was taken at a meeting with Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim in the chair, an official release said. These colleges..
Selfie kills schoolboy
A class VIII student of Chuadanga VJ Government High School died while taking a selfie on a moving nagordola on Friday. The accident occurred on Friday (Jun 30) at 6:00pm in the city’s Police Park. The deceased Ishtiaque Ahmed Ridu was the only son of Advocate Imtiaz Hossain Ujjal. His..
20th University Day of BSMMU today
The country’s leading institution of medical education and research Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) will celebrate its founding anniversary and 20th University Day here today in a befitting manner. The university has chalked out elaborate programmes including hoisting of national and university flags in the morning, placing of wreaths..
USTC pro-VC, registrar resign, students stage demo
The MBBS students of University of Science and Technology Chittagong on Monday (17th April) staged demonstration again on the campus as they did not get any confirmation about their registration under Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council. The university’s pro-vice-chancellor professor Nurul Absar and registrar Badrul Amin Bhuiyan resigned from their..
Case transferred to CID
The murder case of Maldivian medical student and model Raudha Athif was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department Thursday (13th April). Tanveer Haider Chowdhury, deputy commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police, said police headquarters in Dhaka faxed the order in the afternoon. Raudha, 21, a second-year student of Islami Bank Medical..
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..
DB probing Maldivian model’s death
The unnatural death case filed after the death of Maldivian medical student and model Raudha Athif was transferred to the Detective Branch (DB) of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP) yesterday. RMP Commissioner Shafiqul Islam ordered the transfer after Raudha’s parents and brother met him at his office on Friday and expressed..
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..
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..