Let’s take the example of Sufia Khatun, 65, a resident of Dhanmondi in the capital. She had suffered a heart attack in 2018 and saw doctors both in Bangladesh and India and was on medication prescribed by a cardiologist in Delhi. Torsemide was working well.
“We have essentially been running two separate healthcare setups in our hospital since the emergence of COVID-19”
Considering the COVID-19 crisis, how would you analyse the current situation of people who are suffering from cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in Bangladesh?
Every year, around 1,71,00,000 people die of cardiovascular disease worldwide. To raise awareness regarding cardiovascular health, every year, the World Heart Federation celebrates World Heart Day.