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Alleged wrong treatment kills pregnant nurse at RMC Hospital

Rajshahi, June 16 (UNB)- A nurse died while giving birth to a baby, due to alleged wrong treatment administered by doctors at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital on Sunday night. The deceased was identified as Mrs. Dilara Khatun, 30, a nurse of RMCH and wife of Mithun Miya of Bagha upazila. Relatives of the deceased said she was admitted to the ... Read More »

Newborn stealing: 2 sentenced to prison for life

Dhaka, June 12 – A Dhaka court on Tuesday sentenced two persons to life term imprisonment for stealing a newborn baby from Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) and trafficking about a decade ago. The life term sentenced convicts are Jharna Begum, a resident of Boardbazar Kunuapachu area in Gazipur and Manik of Chanmara slum at Fatullah of Narayanganj. Dhaka’s Third ... Read More »

Govt not so cruel Khaleda has to die sans treatment: Quader

Dhaka, May 24 – Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader has said the Sheikh Hasina government is humanitarian enough over the issue of treatment of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in jail. In response to a query over Khaleda’s treatment, Quader said: “As far as I know, the Sheikh Hasina administration is not so cruel that Khaleda Zia will have to ... Read More »

The contribution of humanitarian action to peace

By Peter Maurer Stockholm, May 22, 2019 (IPS) – The connection of humanitarian action to broader objectives like peace, development and human rights is understandably complex, but it is also an area in which some fresh thinking is important. The dilemma we are facing today is how to expand and uphold neutral, impartial and independent humanitarian action while designing and ... Read More »

Stop playing with Khaleda’s life: BNP

Dhaka, May 14 – Opposing the government’s move to shift Khaleda Zia to Keraniganj Jail, BNP on Tuesday urged the government to stop its ‘dirty game’ over the life of its ailing chairperson. “After returning home from London, the Prime Minister asked the ministry concerned to set up court in Keraniganj Jail to hold the trial of cases filed against ... Read More »

Khaleda will be shifted to Keraniganj Jail: Home Minister

Dhaka, May 14 – BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will be taken to Keraniganj Jail after her treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said Tuesday. The old central jail, where she had been kept since February last year, will be converted into a museum, he told reporters at the Secretariat. “Preparations to shift her are ... Read More »

Grameenphone launches Tonic Booths in eight centres

Dhaka, May 8 – Grameenphone recently launched Tonic Booth in eight Grameenphone Centers (GPC) in Dhaka and Chattogram. Tonic Booth services are available in 6 GPCs in Dhaka which are GPC Gulshan, GPC Mirpur, GPC Dhanmondi, GPC Motijheel, GPC Farmgate and GPC GP House. It is also available in Chattagram at GPC GEC and GPC Agrabad. Grameenphone customers can visit ... Read More »

WHO restructuring fails to take non-state actors on board

New Delhi, 24 April (KM Gopakumar): The recent restructuring of the World Health Organization (WHO) hierarchy fails to address conflict of interest in the implementation of the Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA). WHO announced its new structure on 6 March 2019 that has four pillars viz. Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Emergencies, External Relations and Governance and Business Operations. ... Read More »

Journalist Mahfuz Ullah hospitalised

Dhaka, Apr 2 – Senior journalist Mahfuz Ullah was admitted to Square Hospital here on Tuesday with severe chest pain. The journalist has been kept at the coronary care unit (CCU) of the hospital under cardiologist Dr Mahbub Mansur, a Square Hospital official told UNB. He said Mahfuz Ullah was admitted to the hospital around 3pm as he has been ... Read More »

Kidney awareness society gives free service to poor patients

Dhaka, Feb 21 – At least 3000 poor patients have received free health consultancy, medicine and laboratory tests from specialist Doctors in a free medical camp, organized by voluntary organization KAMPS on Thursday. Aiming to pay tribute to the language martyrs in marking the World Mother Language Day-2019 in a different way, the non-profit organization Kidney Awareness Monitoring and Prevention ... Read More »

Big fire at Suhrawardy Hospital

Dhaka, Feb 14 (UNB) – A big fire broke out at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital in the capital on Thursday afternoon. The fire originated at a storeroom on the first floor of a new building of the hospital around 5:50pm, said Rasel, duty officer of fire control room. Sixteen firefighting units are trying to extinguish the flame. “It’s a ... Read More »

Bd High Court asks for guidelines on physicians’ practice

Dhaka, Feb 12 – The High Court on Tuesday asked the government to form an independent commission to formulate a guideline for the physicians to conduct their private practices. Responding to a writ petition filed by five Supreme Court lawyers, a High Court bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader came up with the order on ... Read More »

Fake female doctor held in Chittagong

Chattogram, Feb 12 (UNB) – Police arrested a fake female doctor from New Market area in the port city on Monday evening on charges of taking huge money from several women luring them of providing nurse job at Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH). The arrestee Ruma Akhter, 21, wife of Md Sujan, hailing from Lalmohan upazila in Bhola district, used ... Read More »

Malaysia ranks 1st in world’s best healthcare category

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 7 (UNB)- Malaysia, with a score of 95 out of 100, was ranked first in the Best Healthcare in the World category of the 2019 International Living Annual Global Retirement Index. According to the International Living website, among top six countries that obtained the best ratings in the category of Best Healthcare in the World for this year, ... Read More »

Writ petition filed against private practice by govt doctors

Dhaka, Feb 04 – A writ petition was filed on Monday with the High Court seeking its directive upon the government to take necessary steps to completely stop private practice of the government appointed doctors. Five Supreme Court lawyers including Abdus Sattar Palwan jointly filed the petition challenging the legality of inaction of the authorities concerned to stop private practice ... Read More »

Legal notice against private practice by govt doctors

Dhaka, Jan 29 – A legal notice served on Tuesday asking the authorities concerned to take necessary steps to completely stop private practice of the government appointed doctors in 24 hours. Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Abdus Sattar Palwan sent the legal notice to the health secretary, director general of Directorate General of Health Services, president of Bangladesh Medical and Dental ... Read More »

Prisoner dies while undergoing medical treatment at Rajshahi

A prisoner died while undergoing treatment at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Abdul Jabbar, 45, son of Javed Ali of Paba upazila, said Hafizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Rajpara Police Station. The inmate was serving jail sentence at Rajshahi Central Jail, he said. On January 15, he fell sick and the prison authorities took ... Read More »

Hospital public private partnerships undermine healthcare

However, any government considering healthcare PPPs should be aware of the Australian experience, especially after what has happened with the Northern Beaches Hospital, a PPP between the New South Wales government and Healthscope. The A$600m facility was officially opened with much fanfare on 19 November 2018. With a A$2.2 billion 20-year contract, it was billed as the flagship project for ... Read More »

Doomsday in real life: Warned of quake, govt eyed risk area

Petobo, Oct 9 (AP/UNB) — When the violent shaking from a massive magnitude 7.5 earthquake finally stopped, Selvi Susanti stood up and realized something strange was happening. First, she saw the ground suddenly begin to sink. Then the pavement split beneath her feet like a broken dinner plate and started to rise. Terrified, she clung to a small sliver of ... Read More »

Briefing at IUB: Respect, protect disabled peoples’ rights

Dhaka, Sept 24 – Bangladesh Protibandhi Kallyan Somity (BPKS) with the cooperation of independent university, Bangladesh organized an event at IUB “contribute to change life” focusing on disabled persons’ rights and development. In the program Mazeda Akter, a disabled girl shared her experience says she was not born with a disability, because of mischief anti lawful actions she lost wrists ... Read More »

Chennai Medical institute attracts clients from across India

by NJ Thakuria It was a rewarding trip to Chennai, slowly emerged as a national medical care hub, where options and technical facilities for prevention and treatment of various disease attract every onlooker. The south Indian city on the bank of Bay of Bengal offers medical opportunities for high profile individuals to downtrodden families across India. Read More »