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Apollo Hospitals Dhaka organized a child heart disease awareness event

Apollo Hospitals Dhaka organized an awareness program titled ‘Heart Disease Can’t Take the Smile Away’ at Patio Hall of Gulshan Club on Sunday, April 28, 2019. The main objective of this awareness program was to create awareness about child heart diseases.

Dr. Ratnadeep Chaskar, Chief Executive Officer; Dr. Tahera Nazrin, Consultant, Pediatric Cardiology; Professor Dr. A. Q. M. Reza, Senior Consultant & Coordinator, Clinical & Interventional Cardiology; Professor Dr. Mohammed Ishtiaque Hossain, Senior Consultant & Coordinator, Pediatrics & Neonatology; and Santanu Kumar Das, Director, Business Development from Apollo Hospitals Dhaka were present among other consultants and senior management of Apollo Dhaka.

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Professor Dr. Md. Abid Hossain Mollah, Head of the Department of Pediatrics, BIRDEM General Hospital & Ibrahim Medical College presented the keynote paper on the diseases related to pediatric cardiology.

President of BASIS Mr. Syed Almas Kabir, comedian & corporate personality Mr. Naveed Mahbub and singer Mehreen Mahmud also graced the event with their warm presence.

More than 250 persons overall participated in this awareness program, which basically aimed at reaching out and enlightening the general people about the importance of a child’s having a healthy heart.

Apollo Hospital’s Pediatric Cardiology department performs interventions to the congenital heart diseases like Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), etc. without surgery at a very low cost. The hospital provides a package where devices are available at a very subsidized price for the underprivileged children who otherwise could not make it.

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