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MMCH introducing e-health card very soon

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Health Desk-- Dec 23, 2016: Mymensingh Medical College Hospital (MMCH) Director Brig Gen Nasir Uddin Ahamed said that they are going to introduce e-health card at the hospital very soon, to maintain the treatment history of the patient.

Brig Gen Nasir Uddin Ahamed said these while talking to newsman that, e-health card, first of its kind in the country, will help to prevent overuse of medicines and wrong treatment.

He also said, “I will continue to perform my duty with responsibility as long as I am here. I want cooperation from the society to make the hospital even more congenial for patients".

In addition, the hospital is drawing large number of treatment seekers from the district and adjoining areas. The experts said that the reason behind it is for development of the hospital in the last one year.

To a question, Dr Lakshmi Nayaran Majumder, assistant director of the hospital said that following satisfactory services, the average number of admitted patients has risen to around 2300, which was earlier 1700. The number of outdoor patients has nearly doubled, reaching around 3000, he added.

The medical representatives of different pharmaceutical companies and brokers of clinics are not allowed to enter the hospital, he said.

Now a delivery at the hospital cost only Tk 300 to Tk 500 while a patient requiring surgery for the purpose needs Tk 1500 to Tk 2000, hospital sources said.

Twenty four-hour free pathology service is available there for a nominal cost, they said, adding that three separate wards for urology, neurology and burn and plastic surgery were introduced in a renovated form in last one year.

Recently a section of hospital staff in connivance with outsiders are engaged in a false propaganda against the director, to drive him away from the hospital, alleged several stakeholders.

A senior staff nurse seeking not to be named said earlier the patients were forced to buy medicines from outside as massive theft of the essential items at the hospital was rampant, but now such a situation is rare.