A Life-saving Innovator
Every year thousands of ill Bangladeshis go abroad in the hope of getting better. This, in spite of the huge costs of travel, hospital care and surgery. This large-scale exodus of patients reflects the dismal condition of health care in Bangladesh. Wrong diagnosis and medical negligence are rampant even in the most prestigious hospitals. This has led to a deterioration of public trust in medical professionals. Many patients complain that doctors refuse to talk to them properly or explain what their ailment is or how they will be treated. For those who can afford it and those who manage to scrape up their savings or use whatever source of funding they have, opt for going thousands of miles away where they believe they will get the right treatment.
Doctor Lutfur Rahman comes from a rare breed of medical professionals who want to change this trend by proving that medical treatments is just as good and sometimes even better right here in Bangladesh. With sheer determination and dedication he has successfully pioneered a special technique of heart surgery that is quickly winning the hearts of thousands of patients.
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