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12:00 AM, March 01, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 01, 2020

Paediatric cardiac disease awareness event organised by Apollo Hospitals Dhaka

Paediatric Cardiology Department of Apollo Hospitals Dhaka organised a seminar on "Heart diseases of children - can't take the smile away" on Wednesday, 26 February 2020 at Banani Club Limited.

Dr Ratnadeep Chaskar, CEO, Apollo Hospitals Dhaka delivered the welcome address. Dr Tahera Nazrin, Consultant - Clinical & Interventional Paediatric Cardiology, Apollo Hospitals Dhaka talked about the scopes of clinical and interventional paediatric cardiology. She highlighted that the Paediatric Cardiology Department of Apollo Hospitals Dhaka has been providing a special package for the underprivileged children having heart diseases.

The objectives of this seminar was to create awareness about heart diseases among children and spread the message across the community. There is a perception that the treatment cost at the Apollo Hospitals are quite high and out of reach for a majority of the population. But Dr Tahera, with the support of some philanthropic organisations and personal donation along with Apollo Hospitals, runs a paediatric interventional package to treat cases like congenital heart diseases of the children (e.g. ASD, VSD) dedicated to the underprivileged segment of the society.

Clinicians of different disciplines, celebrities, renowned personalities, civil society representatives and journalists also attended the event.

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