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Bangladeshi, Indian liver specialists to remember Bangabandhu

Staff Correspondent

18 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Liver specialists from Bangladesh and India’s Agartala and Kolkata cities are set to remember Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by holding a meet of experts from the two countries.

They will hold a two-day conference in Dhaka from September 21 marking the centennial birth anniversary of Bangabandhu.

 The year-long official celebration of the Bangladesh’s founding father’s centennial birth anniversary will begin on March 17, 2020.

The Forum for the Study of the Liver, West Bengal Liver Foundation and Hepatitis Foundation of Tripura will jointly organise a two-day ‘1st Padma-Ganga-Gomuti Liver Conference 2019’ starting from September 21.

Japanese specialists will also attend the conference to be held at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

“The second and third such conference will be held in Agartala and Kolkata next year during the official celebration of Bangabandhu’s birth centenary,” said Prof Dr Mamum Al Mahtab Swapnil, chairman of the Forum.

“Our aim is to present the achievements of Bengali liver specialists to the world.”

Boosting public awareness about liver diseases and their prevention and eradicate hepatitis B and C viruses from Bangladesh by 2030 is one of the main targets of the Forum, he said.