Bangkok Heart Hospital will offer free training for Bangladeshi medical professionals, including young cardiac surgeons and nurses.
‘We want to impart training to doctors and nurses without any fee so that people of Bangladesh need not go abroad for treatment,’ the Bangkok Heart Hospital director, Dr Kitipan V Arom, said at a press conference at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Wednesday.
The trainees, however, will need to bear the costs of travel to and accommodation in Bangkok, he said. Asked if he had observed any difference between the services doctors provide in Dhaka and that in Bangkok, Kitipan, a cardiac specialist and surgeon, said patients in about 80 to 90 per cent cases are diagnosed and treated with almost same medicine. ‘The patients need to be diagnosed with care.
A surgeon has to create trust [among patients],’ he said adding, ‘we try to create trust.’ A number of private hospitals are coming up with good infrastructure and equipments in Dhaka, he said.
‘But I don’t know if those hospitals have adequate quality medical professionals,’ said Kitipan, who inked a memorandum of understanding with the Square Hospital in Dhaka on Tuesday for technological exchange. During his three-day visit, he held several medical education (CME) sessions for medical professionals and updated them on the industry on medical advancements and innovations for the treatment of heart diseases.
Kitipan and BHH Bangla-desh office chief executive officer M Bayezidur Rahman also described the services the hospital provides. Bangkok Hospital Medical Centre official Jane Bailey and Tawhid Iqbal also spoke at the press conference.
Source: The Daily Commercial Times