A specialized telemedicine centre has been set up at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) with the assistance of the a2i programme of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division.
State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak today formally inaugurated the telemedicine centre as the chief guest through a virtual function with BSMMU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Kanak Kanti Barua, said a press release.
Professor of BSMMU Pharmacology Department and in-charge of ICT Cell Dr Md Sayedur Rahman, ICT Division Senior Secretary NM Zeaul Alam, Medical Education and Family Welfare Division Secretary Md Ali Noor, a2i Policy Advisor Anir Chowdhury, a2i Project Director Dr Md Abdul Mannan and Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Director (hospital) Dr Aminul Islam joined the virtual function as special guests.
According to the press release, the people across the country could take the healthcare services through video connection by dialling the number 09611677777 while specialist doctors of the BSMMU will render the services.
Addressing the function, Zunaid Ahmed Palak said that the telemedicine centre has been set up to reach the healthcare services to the doorsteps of
Noting that the telemedicine centre will help eliminate discrimination in the health sector, the state minister said, "Not only during the fight against COVID-19, but it will also eliminate discrimination in the health sector after the COVID-19 situation".
The people could receive the healthcare services over the phone as well as through video call at free of cost, he added.
Conducted by a2i's chief e-governance strategist Farhad Zahid Sheikh, Synesis IT Limited Managing Director Sohrab Ahmed, Founder of Pulse Healthcare Services Rubaba Dawla, Co-founder of Daktarbhai Raihan Shamsi and Co-Founder of Olwel BD Limited MM Aftab Hossain spoke in the function, among others.