Apollo Hospitals Dhaka recently organised a patient-forum for the paediatric cardiology department. Clinical and Interventional Paediatric Cardiologist Dr Tahera Nazrin delivered the keynote speech in the event.
Dr Tahera said,“Heart diseases of children are curable and preventable. Unusual holes in the heart detected early and closed timely can lead the child to lead a normal life.” Such holes can be closed by using devices and the patient needs to be in hospital for two days only.
Apollo Hospital’s paediatric cardiology department is doing such interventions (ASD, VSD, PDA) without any surgery at a very low cost. The hospital provides a package where devices are available at a very subsidised price for the underprivileged children who cannot afford the treatment otherwise.
A panel of renowned cardiologist and physicians including Prof Dr A Q M Reza, Coordinator and Senior Consultant of Cardiology; Dr Ratnadeep Chaskar, COO; Prof Dr Mohammed Istiaque Hossain, Coordinator and Senior Consultant, Paediatrics were present and shared experiences. Other senior management officials and consultants were present in the programme also.