Three hundred poor patients suffering from prostate-related diseases have received free treatment during a month-long free-service programme offered by Ad-din Hospital.
As part of its free-treatment programme, the hospital also successfully conducted operations on 50 patients under the supervision of Ad-din Women’s Medical College Principal and renowned urologist Professor Afiquor Rahman.
Ad-din Hospital provides different sorts of services to poor patients round-the-year for free. As part of the efforts, it conducted a month-long service programme in February for the prostate patients.
The authorities on Tuesday organised the closing ceremony of the programme at the medical hospital’s Barrister Rafique-ul Huq auditorium in the city.
Ad-Din Hospital director (medical education) Dr Anwar Hossain Munshi, Ad-Din Medical College Director Dr Tariqul Islam and the patients who received treatment were present on the occasion.
Expressing his emotions, Professor Afiquor said it was one of the happiest events of his life.
“I don’t know what to say and how to express my feelings. But, when I see any prostate disease patient, my father face comes into my mind as my father went through this disease. I know the agony or pain of this disease. That’s why I get a different kind of inspiration and strength giving treatment to the patients,” he said.
Praising the hospital’s Executive Director Dr Sheikh Mohiuddin for the programme, he said the whole credit goes to him as he was the person who created the opportunity to provide free treatment to the poor patients for free.
Abdur Rahim, a patient having received free treatment said: “When I came to see the doctors for my prostate problems, they suggested surgery. I got nervous. But the doctors convinced me to undergo the operation. It was really good experience for me and I am grateful to them”.
Among others, hospital’s operation theatre in-charge Dr Lunia Rahman and male ward in-charge Aminul Islam were also present at the programme.