Dinajpur Diabetes and Swasthoseba Hospital has introduced facilities of diagnose and treatment of the patients with diabetes retinopathy, an eye disease among children and elderly people, for the first time.
Patients, age between 1-day to 26 years, will get the service at the hospital, the only reliable treatment centre for high glucose patients in the northern districts for years, free of cost.
Orbis International, a New York based non-profitable organisation, which is dedicated to fight blindness across the globe, came forward with their support under a project titled ‘Model for Children with Diabetic eye disease in Bangladesh.’
President and Chief Executive of Orbis International Bob Ranck inaugurated the service as the chief guest on Wednesday.
Among others, Dr Munir Ahmed, country director Orbis International, and former lawmaker and President of Diabetic Association in Dinajpur (DAD) Advocate Abdul Latif were also present during the inauguration ceremony.
In his speech, Bob Ranck said uncontrolled diabetes can causes heart, kidney and eye related complications and children are not out of risk as well.
“One should take care of his vision for his family, society and for the nation,” Bob Ranck said.
General Secretary of DAD Shafiqul Haque said different diagnostic devices and other materials have already been installed at the hospital.
Founded in 1979, the hospital has around one lakh registered diabetes patients and 17 specialised doctors.