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Nasim says govt to enact law on organ transplantation

Special Correspondent: Health Minister Mohammed Nasim inaugurated a four-day training programme on corneal blindness for medical students at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), in Dhaka on Thursday.

In his speech Mohammed Nasim says, “By blood donation activities Sandhani is not only helping individuals but the society as well. I was always with the organization in past and will be in the future.

For the ambiguity in recent law about organ transplantation, there is created many problems, and he recalled “even I myself was humiliated, harassed and sent to jail for this.”

He said In the next parliamentary session, a strong law will be enacted on this issue.

BSMMU in association with Sandhani National Eye Donation Society, International Federation of Eye Banks, KeraLink International and Rotary International organised the training programme.

The objective of the programme is to give medical students a hands-on training on corneal transplantation, make them work as ambassadors to create awareness among the mass people on donating eyes and removing social barriers and religious superstitions.

Students from different public and private medical colleges of the country attended the training programme. The event was presided over by International Federation of Banks President Mahmood Farazdaghi and attended among other by Douglas J Furlong, CEO, KeraLink International; Kamrul Hasan Khan, Vice-Chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), F H Arif, District Governor, Rotary International District-3281, SAM Showket Hossain, Immediate Past Governor ,Rotary International District-3281, Sadat R Khan, President, Rotary Club of Dhaka Central and professors from BSMMU and many more were present in the inauguration programme.
Mentionable, Rotary International donated more than BDT one crore minister announced the donation of about BDT 40 lacs for this purpose. Douglas J Furlong acknowledged the sacrifice of Sandhani medical students and expressed satisfaction on the fund raised.

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