With a view to promoting telemedicine in Bangladesh, JCI Dhaka East, the founding chapter of JCI Bangladesh, organised a two-day virtual discussion programme on the project titled "Telemedicine during COVID-19" on October 9 and 10.
Dr Anima Ferdous, a child specialist at Universal Medical College and Hospital; Dr Nasrin Kabir, MPH specialist of Gulshan Ma O Shishu Hospital; Dr Mohammad Shahed Ashraf, assistant professor of Hepatology at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Dr Nabila Nujhat Chowdhury, medical expert of Maya, among others, spoke on the occasion.
On the opening day, the speakers discussed how children who are suffering from certain health issues and skin conditions can benefit from getting long distance healthcare advice through telecommunication technologies.
They pointed out that telemedicine can provide the much needed access to healthcare facilities when patients are unable to physically consult doctors for medical assistance during the pandemic.
The speakers, on the following day, discussed different aspects of telemedicine, the impact of telemedicine on chronic disease management, and the factors that promote the use of telemedicine given the current context of Bangladesh.
Members of JCI Dhaka East participated in the event through zoom, and it was shared on JCI Dhaka East's official Facebook handle.
The live sessions were moderated by Shovona Shahid, Director of JCI Dhaka East while its local president Wasif Wahed presided over the event.