Scientific Seminar on Liver Diseases at Rangamati

March 19, 2014

Liver Foundation of Bangladesh and HSBC Bangladesh jointly organized a Scientific Seminar on Awareness on Liver Diseases at Rangamati on March 4, 2014 at Hotel Green Castle Rangamati.

General practitioners and local doctors of Government and private organizations attended this seminar. They were delighted to get this opportunity in this remote district head quarter.

Rangamati is a district in South-eastern Bangladesh. It is a part of the Chittagong Hill Tracts and the town of Rangamati serves as the headquarters of the district. Area-wise, Rangamati is the largest district of the country. It is bestowed with natural beauty.

Rangamati population is divided into Bengalis and eleven tribes (ethnic minorities): Chakma, Marma, Tanchangya, Tripura, Pankua, Lushai, Khiang, Murang, Rakhain, Chak, Bowm,Khumi.

Seminar was chaired by Dr. Mostafizur Rahman, Civil Surgeon, Rangamati Hill District.

Dr. Uday Shankar Dewan, President, BMA, Rangamati,Former Civil Surgeon, Rangamati Hill District attended as Chief Guest.
The seminar started with demonstration of video documentary on the activities of the liver foundation of Bangladesh

Prof. Mohammad Ali, Professor, Dept. of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery and Chief Liver Transplant Surgeon, BIRDEM Hospital, Dhaka and Founder Secretary General of Liver Foundation of Bangladesh gave a lecture on Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery and its advances in Bangladesh.

Professor Dr. Md. Abu Sayeed, Professor & Head, Dept of Medicine, Chittagong Maa- o- Shishu Medical College & Hospital had a presentation on Hepatitis B , its mode of spread, prevention and treatment.

The seminar was interactive with active participation of doctors in the question and answer session, especially on prevention of hepatitis B in the community. Administration and doctors expressed thanks to the liver foundation of Bangladesh for organizing such a seminar in the remote district level. They also thanked HSBC Bangladesh for sponsoring the programme. They believe more such programme will be arranged in future.