Madhabpur health complex: X-ray room locked for 16 years

The X-ray room at the 50-bed Madhabpur upazila health complex in Habiganj has been out of service for around 16 years.

Rise In Dengue Patients: DMCH faces acute shortage of beds

Twenty-year-old Mohammad Sakib was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Sunday as he was experiencing severe weakness -- a dengue symptom that is considered a “warning sign”.

Kidney Transplant: Documents of donor, receiver falsified

The committee tasked with probing a possible scam involving the first-ever kidney transplant surgery at the newly inaugurated BSMMU Super Specialised Hospital found that the documents concerning the relationship between the donor and the recipient had been falsified with the latter’s consent.

Pvt hospitals, perform unnecessary C-sections

Health Minister Zahid Maleque yesterday said caesarean sections are being performed at private clinics and hospitals unnecessarily when patients seek childbirth assistance.

Free up more beds for dengue patients

Health Minister Zahid Maleque yesterday asked all public hospitals to increase beds for dengue patients.

Ambulance owners call off strike

Bangladesh Ambulance Malik Kallyan Samiti (BAMKS) has withdrawn their nationwide strike scheduled from tomorrow following a meeting with police high-ups

Khulna Medical College Hospital / 500 beds, 1,500 patients

The 500-bed Khulna Medical College Hospital is currently treating over 1,500 patients on a daily basis.

Doctors suspend strike after Central Hospital physicians get bail

Doctors of private hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres today suspended their strike after two of their fellow physicians were granted bail in a case filed over the death of a mother and her newborn at Dhaka's Central Hospital during a C-section operation

Climate change leads to rise in kidney patients

The risk of developing kidney disease is increasing globally due to the detrimental effects of rising temperatures caused by climate change, said experts yesterday.

Good news for Netrakona haor patients

The 31-bed Khaliajuri Upazila Health Complex, located in a haor (back-swamp) area of Netrakona, has been providing treatment to hundreds of people since 1996. However, due to the lack of workforce, X-ray and pathology tests had been unavailable at the facility.

Services at Khulna hospitals hampered as doctors on 24hr work abstention

The doctors at outpatient departments of the government and private hospitals went on work abstention from 6:00am

Public Hospitals: Decision on pvt practice guidelines still pending

The committee, tasked to set the guidelines for the private practice initiative at public hospitals for three hours, ended its third meeting yesterday without finalising the procedure.

Neonatal Danger Signs: Are new mothers aware enough?

Although new motherhood is a time of joy and excitement, it can be overwhelming too, especially for mothers who are not equipped with the knowledge needed to identify the signs of life-threatening diseases in their neonates.

People with leprosy left out of economic growth

The condition of persons with leprosy in Bangladesh indicates that the country’s outstanding economic growth is not reaching the entire population, UN expert Alice Cruz said yesterday

A ray of hope for kidney patients

Md Shahajahan, a 23-year-old resident of Begumganj upazila in Noakhali, was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in 2017. Following a thorough examination, doctors advised him to start dialysis treatment.

Liver Transplant at BSMMU: Bogura’s Monetzar returns home

Monetzar Rahman, 53, of Bogura returned home yesterday after a life-saving liver transplant at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University.

Cabinet okays draft law banning sale of antibiotics without prescription

The cabinet today gave the final approval to the draft of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 2023 banning the sale of antibiotic drugs without a prescription from a registered doctor.

Gonoshasthaya Kendra offers dialysis for Tk 1,000 for 100 patients a night

Gonoshasthaya Kendra has decided to offer dialysis treatment to 100 kidney patients per night for Tk 1,000 per session.