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Stakeholders want cost reduction in cardiac treatment

| Updated: January 13, 2022 18:40:21

Stakeholders want cost reduction in cardiac treatment

Speakers at an interventional cardiology conference have stressed the need for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and cost reduction in cardiac treatment in Bangladesh.

They, however, said Bangladesh has improved a lot in cardiac treatment but the need for this treatment is increasing day by day.

Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital organised the conference at a city hotel on Friday where specialist doctors gave those opinions. Some 400 cardiologists from different hospitals of the country were present at the conference.

Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital and Research Institute has done 75,000 cath lab procedures setting a glorious example.

The hospital authority also expressed the hope that it could complete 0.1 million cath lab procedures within a short time.

Renowned cardiologist of Bangladesh, founder and president of National Heart Foundation National Professor Brig. General (retd) Abdul Malik virtually delivered his speech as the chief guest.

Chowdhury H Ahsan, Clinical Professor at University of Nevada, USA was present at the programme as the special guest. He was given special honour by the organiser.

One of the renowned pharmaceutical companies of the country Incepta Pharmaceuticals ltd was the event partner.

President of Bangladesh Diabetic Association National Professor AK Azad Khan, Secretary General Mohammad Saif Uddin, Professor of Cardiology Department of Birdem General Hospital and President of Bangladesh Cardiac Society Prof. Dr. AKM Muhibullah, Chairman of Department of Cardiology at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and President of Bangladesh Society of Cardiovascular Intervention Prof. Dr. AKM Fazlur Rahman, Director of National Heart Institute and Hospital and Secretary General of Bangladesh Society of Cardiovascular Intervention Prof. Dr. Mir Jamal Uddin, Chairman of the Board of Advisors of Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital Prof. Mahmudur Rahman and specialist doctors and officials from Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital and various hospitals including Professor Dr. MA Rashid attended the conference.

Prof. M Maksumul Haque, Head of the Department of Cardiology and Senior Consultant, Convener of the Organizing Committee, was also present at the conference as chairperson.

Earlier in the morning, the IC2IC-2022 conference formally started with the inaugural speech of the convenor Professor Dr. Liaqat Ali.

At the conference, various renowned interventional cardiologists and other physicians from home and abroad presented scientific case studies. Moreover, two live intervention cases of Ibrahim Cardiac were shown.

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