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Big study casts doubt on need for many heart procedures

New York, Nov 18 – People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won’t cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years, a big federally funded ... Read More »

PM Sheikh Hasina undergoes eye surgery in London

Dhaka, Jul 23 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now on an official visit to the UK, underwent a surgery in her left eye at a London hospital on Monday. “The prime minister underwent the operation in her left eye at a hospital in the British capital on late Monday afternoon,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said over phone from ... Read More »

First-ever successful liver transplant surgery in Bangladesh

Dhaka, June 25 (UNB) – Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) has conducted the first-ever liver transplant surgery, demonstrating the public hospital’s progress in modern healthcare service. The surgery was successfully conducted on Monday on a 20-year-old youth who had been diagnosed with Liver Cirrhosis in 2017, Professor Dr Zulfiqar Rahman Khan, head of BSMMU’s Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Liver Transplant ... Read More »

A hospital where a doctor is more a friend

-Prof. M Zahidul Haque A medical doctor’s cordial and friendly behaviour creates a positive impact on the treatment and subsequent healing process of a patient. Recently I had been to the Artemis Hospital, a 400 plus bed super speciality hospital in Gurugram, Haryana, India for the cardio treatment of my younger sister Jesmin Ara. Read More »

HC summons three over faulty c-section in Comilla

The High Court (HC) today summoned three, including Comilla civil surgeon over a botched c-section, where doctor stitched a woman’s womb leaving one of the twin fetus inside. A High Court division bench comprising Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice A.K.M. Zahirul Hoque passed the order, asking Comilla civil surgeon, owner of the Life Hospital and Digital Diagnostic Centre in ... Read More »

Parts of the Organs Transplantation Act declared unconstitutional

The High Court issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why three sections (2ga, 3, and 6) of the Organ Transplantation Act-1999 will not be declared unconstitutional. The HC also asked them to explain why the failure of defendant to form rules despite having a provision for formulation of rules in the Act would not be declared as ... Read More »

Khaleda undergoes eye surgery in London

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has undergone a successful eye surgery at an eye hospital in London. The BNP chief underwent the surgery for the cataract in her right eye at Moorfields Eye Hospital on Tuesday evening (London time), said her media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan on Thursday. He said doctors discharged Khaleda three hours after her successful surgery. Read More »

China to lead in organ transplants by 2020

China is on track to lead the world in organ transplant surgeries by 2020 following its abandonment of the much-criticized practice of using organs from executed prisoners, the architect of the country’s transplant program said Wednesday. Chairman of the China Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee Huang Jiefu told The Associated Press that voluntary civilian organ donations had risen from just ... Read More »

Harmful surgery on intersex children unnecessary

Doctors in the United States continue to perform medically unnecessary surgeries that can inflict permanent harm on intersex children, Human Rights Watch and interACT said in a report released today. Despite decades of controversy over the procedures, doctors operate on children’s gonads, internal sex organs, and genitals when they are too young to participate in the decision, even though the ... Read More »

BD civil surgeon summoned over faulty caesarean section

The High Court on Sunday summoned three people, including the Civil Surgeon of Patuakhali, to appear before it on August 1 to explain the incident of leaving a surgical instrument inside the abdomen of a woman during a cesarian operation. An HC bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice AKM Zahirul Hoque asked Patuakhali Civil Surgeon, head of the ... Read More »

Law to facilitate more relatives to donate organs

The government has cleared an amendment to the law allowing more family members to become potential organ transplant donors.The amended law will also require all hospitals without a specialised unit for such procedures to obtain prior approval for transplants.The draft of the ‘Organ Transplantation Act (Amendment) 2017’ was granted a final approval on Monday during a Cabinet meeting chaired by ... Read More »

Surgery of a three-legged girl successful

A Bangladeshi toddler born with a third leg attached to her pelvis is returning home after successful surgery in Australia. Choity Khatun, who is three, was born with caudal twinning, meaning that part of a twin had developed in her pelvis. Australian surgeons spent months working out how to remove the extra limb and reconstruct her pelvic area, reports BBC. Read More »