Dr Devi Shetty of India Wednesday morning was suggesting a patient suffering with blocks in the hearts for having medicine for more six months prescribed by a local hearth specialist, reports agency.
After six months, it will be decided whether the patient needs a surgery in his heart, Dr Shetty added after examining the reports of the patient in the computer at his chamber which were sent to him earlier.
Dr Shetty is not visiting Dhaka now, nor the patient is staying at Bangalore at Narayan Health City (Narayan Hrudayalaya Institute of Medical Sciences).
Dr Shetty gave the consultation over a video conference at a tele-medicine centre in Dhanmondi Wednesday morning. Country’s eminent child specialist Dr MR Khan inaugurated the centre as the chief guest.
Social Worker and Coordinator of Gana Shastya Dr Zafar Ullah Chowdhury chaired the inaugural function. Executive Editor of the Janakantha Borhan Ahmed addressed the function as a special guest.
Initiator of the service Nahida Alam delivered welcome address at the function. Replying to a question, Dr Shetty told the attended journalists that he will give consultation to Bangladeshi patients free of costs over video conference once a month initially and later on more frequently.
“We are not giving treatment to the patients over tele conferencing, but providing them suggestions either they should continue medication or they need surgery,” he replied to another question.
The patients having cardiac complication would be selected for video conferencing and the doctors at the tele medicine will make the selection, he said. “Besides giving consultation on heart diseases, the Narayan Hrudayalaya Institute of Medical Sciences will also provide similar counseling to cancer patients and others having liver and kidneys problems,” Dr Shetty said.
Replying to a question of Dr Zafar Ullah Chowdhury, Dr Shetty showed his interest of providing training to the doctors and nurses of Bangladesh if they require. From another center at Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences Dr Agarwal Gupta gave counseling to some patients with cardiac complications.
Dr MR Khan appreciated such an initiative and said this would inspire physicians to come forward in giving treatments to patients with much humanitarian attitude, especially to the poor patients. Borhan Ahmed hoped that the tele medicine service would enable patients of the country with cardiac problems get better treatment.
Many child patients with cardiac problems are leading their normal lives with the treatment of Dr Shetty, he said. Dr Zafar Ullah Chowdhury suggested for introducing health insurance system in the country, which would ensure health services for all people, including the poor.
Source: The Daily Commercial Times