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5G to bring revolutionary change in health sector: Jabbar

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 18 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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5G to bring revolutionary change in health sector: Jabbar

Expansion of 5G mobile phone service will bring a revolutionary change in the health sector, extending healthcare facilities to remote villages, said Posts, Telecom and ICT Minister Mustafa Jabbar.

The minister called upon the concerned authorities to be prepared to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity in the field of medicine.

Telecom and ICT minister made the call while attending at the closing ceremony of the Fast Virtual International Conference organised by Endometriosis Adenomyosis Society of Bangladesh (EASB), an organisation of gynecologists, in the capital on Saturday.

He also mentioned that the Institute of Ophthalmology has successfully launched and has been operating medical centers in 80 upazilas of the country using digital technology.

"We have expanded telemedicine services in the country with 4G technology," he said.

Mustafa Jabbar stated that 5G technology will bring unimaginable changes in the field of medicine. The minister emphasised on the need for widespread awareness about some of the problems of adolescents and the diseases arising from adolescence. He said, “If we can make the primary teachers aware of the diseases, the spread of many complex diseases can be hindered.

The minister also stressed on the need for using digital media as well as TV channels for creating the awareness. He expressed his strong interest in providing all possible assistance in this regard.

National Professor Saleha Begum Chowdhury presented the keynote paper at the function.

EASB president Prof Shamela Chowdhury presided over the conference.

Officers of the organisation Prof Shahanara Chowdhury, Prof MA Taher and Prof Malaikanti Chakraborty spoke on the occasion.

The speakers stressed on creating public awareness about maternal health, especially among the disadvantaged women in remote areas to ensure their well-being.