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Free knee, hip joint replacement begins at Holy Family Hospital

Free knee, hip joint replacement begins at Holy Family Hospital

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Free artificial knee and hip joint replacement has started at Holy Family Medical College Hospital in the capital, reports BSS.

On the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, 100 distressed and helpless patients will be provided free artificial knee and hip joint replacement so that they can get back to normal life, said a press release on Monday.

Assistant Professor and Orthopedic surgeon at Holy Family Medical College and Hospital Captain (Retd) Dr. Sieful Islam (Sief) with some other physicians are conducting the surgery free of cost.

Dr. Sief said that all the people, who have lost knee or hip joint and are unable to move, their knee or hip joint will be artificially replaced through surgery.

Dr. Sabrina Ahmed, who was also involved with this campaign, said that normally these replacement require over Taka 3.50 lakh, of which Taka 1.5 lakh is spent for artificial knee or hip joint while Taka 1 lakh as surgeon fee and the remaining for hospital expenditure.

The process of free artificial knee and hip joint replacement has already started with the initiative of Chairman of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society Major General (Retd) ATM Abdul Wahhab on the basis of first come, first serve.