Manipal, a hospital of India, will train physicians and healthcare service providers of Bangladesh free of cost so that they can equip people with essential knowledge and skills for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Vikas Tayer, Associate Vice-President and Head of International Healthcare Services of Manipal Hospitals said all the courses will be conducted free of cost. Addressing a press briefing at Nasrul Hamid Auditorium of Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) on Monday (Sep 4), he said that over the past few years, Manipal Hospitals have recognized the imperative to enhance medical approaches for the betterment of patients and to emphasize preventive practices, local media reported.
General Secretary of DRU Maynul Hasan Sohel said Manipal Hospitals authorities announced to provide health cards to DRU members to help them avail better treatment facility. He urged the Manipal Hospitals authorities to pay special attention to Bangladeshi patients, who face visa problems.
The hospitals authorities also want to provide medical training to Bangladeshi media workers, women's organizations and various industry workers to encourage healthy lifestyles.
Dr Arun Chakraborty, chief manager of the hospital said in line with Manipal Hospitals' commitment to encourage healthy lifestyles from an early age, the institution has taken the initiative to launch a diverse range of educational programmes.
"These programmes aim to equip various segments of the community with essential knowledge and skills to ensure a healthier and safer environment for all," he added.
The upcoming programmes include – an Advanced Nursing Training Programme, Workshops, and Continuous Medical Education sessions for Nursing and Medical Associations, Women's Associations, Media Outlets, and Industry Bodies.
The hospital authorities also offer Awareness Talks and Workshops.
Manipal Hospitals has associated with esteemed organizations to enrich the training programmes. Bangladesh Nurses Association, Jatiyo Press Club, The Foreign Investors' Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI), and Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association.
Ram Gopal Bardhan, Regional Head SAARC, International Healthcare and services Manipal Hospitals and president of Bangladesh Health Reporters Forum Rashed Rabbi were also present at the briefing.