Raising awareness of heart disease stressed
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 17:47 pm
Reporter :

Health Desk-- 15 May, 2018: Experts at a roundtable in the capital Monday laid emphasis on raising awareness among both public and physicians concerned and make skilled manpower to fight the challenge of cardiovascular disease in Bangladesh.

Country’s Bengali daily Kaler Kantho and pharmaceutical company Oriental Pharma jointly organised the event at East West Media Group Ltd (EWMGL) conference room in the capital’s Bashundhara Residential Area.

Speaking on the occasion, National Professor Abdul Malek urged the government to introduce health insurance for general people to ensure health services for all and to save the people particularly poor ones from death caused by deadly diseases. He said the government should provide anti-hypertensive drugs for the country’s poor people to save them from the hypertensive heart disease.

AKM Mohibullah, president of Bangladesh Cardiac Society, made a PowerPoint presentation about the state of the cardiovascular disease and its treatment in Bangladesh. 

He, however, said research activities on cardiovascular disease is very much poor in the country while enough preventive measures of the disease has not been built up yet.