November 14, 2021 (Sunday) is the World Diabetes Day. Healthcare startup Dhaka Cast organized a special online event on World Diabetes Day 2021. Renowned scientist, healthcare experts and higher officials of different organizations attended the event and discussed about the disease and problems of diabetic patients in Bangladesh.
The event started at 11 a.m. in the morning. Dr. Ahmedul Haque Kiron, Consultant, Dhaka Cast, was the moderator. Famous Bangladeshi scientist Dr Firdausi Qadri was the Chief Guest. Around 1000 diabetic patients attended the event.
Dr. Firdausi Qadri highly praised Dhaka Cast for spreading awareness about diabetes among common people. She said, “When a person suffers from diabetes it not only impacts that person but the entire family. Hence, all the family members of a diabetes patient should work
together to help him.”
For her work, Dr. Qadri received many international awards including the L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Award in 2020. In 2021, Dr. Qadri was included on the list of Top 100 Asian Scientist and received the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award. Dr. Fahreen Hannan, Founder, Dhaka Cast said, “Thanks to the Information and Communication Technology (ICT), healthcare startups around the world came up with innovative solutions that allowed people to receive healthcare services at affordable cost. At present, the doctor patient ratio is very low in Bangladesh. There are only six doctors for 1000 patients. As a results, patients do not get proper treatment in time. This becomes even more problematic for diabetic patients for they require regular treatment, medical checkup. ICT can play a critical role in this regard and Dhaka Cast is working on it. We are working to make healthcare affordable for diabetic patients.”
Among others, Prof. Dr. Subhagata Chowdhury, x-Director, The Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM) Laboratory; Ms. Tina F. Jabeen, former Managing Director, Startup Bangladesh Limited; Dr. Tahseen Bahar, Founder and General Secretary, Jagroto Manobikota; Dr. Ejaj Bari Choudhury, Head of Diabetes Center at Medinova Medical Services & City Hospital Ltd.; Dhaka Cast consultant Dr. Rezwana Biswas; Prof. Dr. Md. Montasir Islam, Chairman,
Dhaka Cast attended the event.