Interplast and For Bangladesh Association-Germany To Provide Assistance In Setting Up Burn Units Around The Country

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Published on April 12, 2015
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The assurance came when a nine-member delegation of the Interplast Germany, the Interplast, the Netherlands, the Interplast, Hungary and "FOR Bangladesh Association-Germany" called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official Ganobhaban residence here this evening.

Leading Surgeon of Plastic, Burn and Hand-Surgery at BGU Hospital of Duisburg in Germany, Prof Dr Heinz-Herbert Homann, led the delegation.

Prof Dr Habibe Millat, MP, Honorary Adviser of National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery (NIBPS) Dr Samanta Lal Sen, President and Founder Member of the "FOR Bangladesh Association-Germany" Engineer Hasanat Mia, Head of NIBPS Dr Abul Kalam and Director of DMCH Brigadier General Mizanur Rahman were present.

After the meeting, Prime Minister's Press Secretary AKM Shameem Chowdhuri briefed reporters.

Dr Homann said Bangladesh is a big country in terms of population, and a separate burn and plastic surgery institute could be established in the country to provide better treatment to burn victims.

He highly praised the health sector development in Bangladesh under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Dr Homann highly appreciated the activities of the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) and said it is the largest burn unit in the world.

When the Prime Minister raised the issue of burning poor and common people to death by pouring petrol, the delegation leader said killing of the people in this way is very inhuman.

The Prime Minister mentioned that the BNP-Jamaat clique killed over 150 people in the name of their so-called movement which is very unfortunate.

In this connection, Dr Homann said that the newly-appointed German Ambassador in Dhaka today broke into tears while visiting the burn patients, who became victims of the BNP-Jamaat arson attacks, at the DMCH burn unit.

Dr Homann put emphasis on exchanging programmes between Interplast and medical institutions in Bangladesh.

While talking about advanced training in burn and plastic surgery, the Prime Minister and Dr Homann opined that there could be an exchange of programmes in such field among Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands and Bangladesh.

At the meeting, the Prime Minister highlighted her government's steps for the development of health sector of the country and said the government has already set up a medical university in the country.

She also said the government initially would set up two more medical universities and has a plan to establish a medical university in all divisional cities in phases to ensure higher medical education.

Prof Samanta Lal Sen informed the Prime Minister that the Interplast delegation comprising burn and plastic surgeons conducted surgery to 44 burn victims including three "Free Flap Surgery" at DMCH burn unit since April 4.

The Prime Minister thanked and expressed gratitude to the delegation coming from abroad for providing medicare to the burn victims.

Engineer Hasanat Mia, President and Founder member of the "FOR Bangladesh Association-Germany", organized and coordinated the visit of the delegation. The whole arrangements, managements, expenses, etc for the visiting Medical Team for burn victims, were carried out by FOR-Bangladesh Association. For last 4 years, this organization has been visiting for similar plastic surgery operations in Bangladesh.

"FOR Bangladesh Association-Germany" have also signed MOU with BGMEA to establish another hospital.

For several years, this organization is working with the German Govt. to bring Bangladeshi doctors and nurses for advanced trainings in Germany.

Photo: Focus Bangla