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‘Building awareness a must for liver disease to save lives’

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 6th March, 2023 08:26:27 PM
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Building awareness about liver diseases is a must to prevent the liver diseases and to stop from death in the deadly disease in the country, say experts.

“Around 22,000 people die of liver disease in Bangladesh every year. People will have to be made aware of the liver disease to prevent the diseases and to stop death from it,” Prof. Dr Mamun Al Mahtab Shwapnil, Professor and Chairman of Interventional Hepatology Division of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) said.

He came up with the statement while speaking at a press conference arrange by Carnival care at its office Udoy tower in city’s Gulshan on Monday.

Mentioning that around 4.5 crore people are suffering from liver diseases in the country, Dr Mamun Al Mahtab said now upgraded liver treatment services like RFA (Radio Frequency Ablation), stem cell therapy, liver dialysis and plasma exchange are now available in the country like other counties of the world.

He said proper and timely treatment will have to be ensured to prevent deaths from the deadly liver disease in the country.

Mamun Al Mahtab also inaugurated ‘online liver disease treatment platform’ a joint initiative of carnival care and specialised liver centre.

Carnival care Chief Executive Officer Dr Farshid Bhuiyan said  the carnival has taken an unique initiative for treatment of patients of remote areas through the virtual platform.