Health Desk: 11 January 2018: Health and family welfare minister Mohammed Nasim on Wednesday said that Thalassemia patients could diagnose their blood free of cost at public hospitals in the country.
“All the public hospitals in the country would diagnose the blood of the patients with Thalassemia free of cost,” he said.
Nasim came up with observations while speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural occasion of Thalassemia Awareness Programme in city’s Shahbagh area with director general of health services professor Abul Kalam Azad in the chair.
In his speech, Abul Kalam Azad, said, “Ignorance of parents is one of the major reasons of growth of the most common genetic disorder, Thalassemia. Spreading of the disease can be controlled easily through genetic screening and counseling”.
Additional secretary of the ministry M Habibur Rahman and secretary general of Bangladesh Medical Association M Ehteshamul Huq Choudhury were present, among others, on the occasion.