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  • Sickcare is not healthcare

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    Health, healthcare, disease, and death are the talk of the town now, and I think this is the perfect opportunity to discuss the most important issue about healthcare that I have been wanting to put forward for a long time. It’s my firm belief that what we practice in the…

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  • A war against our own selves

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    On 1 February 2020, as I was following the eruption of coronavirus in Wuhan since January, I alerted my school friends thought I was crazy and was creating unnecessary panic. Like many heads of state around the world, my friends also didn’t see this coming. In fact, nothing like this…

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  • How coronavirus will change our world

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    We thought we had it all right; our way of living was right, our way of balancing the society was right, our way of providing health care to the masses was right, our way of handling the state of the affairs, including politics, was right. The coronavirus outbreak has demonstrated…

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  • Communicating about the coronavirus

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    Bangladesh, over the decades, I believe, has done very well in terms of making the people aware about innumerable health-related issues. We have been successful in communicating to the people about many issues that have saved millions of lives. We have also become very successful as far as disaster management…

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  • Let’s prepare; right now…

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    Imagine that a few of Bangladeshi workers, infected with coronavirus, manage to filter through our ports and airports and mingle in with an ocean of 170 million people. Since the virus is airborne, those infected persons would surely contaminate many. From a few persons to many; from many to millions.…

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  • An impending health disaster

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    The news has come as a bad piece. Extremely bad. It’s an impending disaster for all of us. A national survey has just said that some 30 million Bangladeshis aged 18 and above were hypertensive, with blood pressure levels above 90 and 140, and 11 million of the same age…

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  • For a health-conscious society

    A news report on the expanding market for pharmaceutical products in our country has caught my attention. The report said that the pharma market in the country has crossed Tk 200 billion. It also said that out of all pharmaceutical products that are sold in the local market, medicines for…

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  • এই লেখাটি ডায়াবেটিস-মুক্তদের জন্য

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    আমার যখন ডায়াবেটিস ধরা পড়লো প্রায় নয় বছর আগে, আমি মুষড়ে পড়েছিলাম। যদিও আমার ডায়াবেটিস রোগের পারিবারিক ইতিহাস আছে, তবু আমি নিজে ৪৩ বছর বয়সে এ রোগে আক্রান্ত হবো ভাবিনি। ডাক্তারের কাছে গেলাম। তিনি ওষুধ দিলেন। পাশপাশি শরীরচর্চা করতে বললেন। আমি প্রায় প্রতিদিন হাঁটতে শুরু করলাম। সঙ্গে ওষুধও খাচ্ছিলাম। ভাত…

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  • The patient’s dilemma

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    When doctors interpret medical reports inaccurately, the common people have no place to turn to. My story began in a blood donation campaign. A medical service-providing organization had come to our workplace last month to run such a campaign. We do that every year — we invite an organization to…

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