Impulse Hospital in Dhaka has offered consultation and surgery by Singaporean experts in neurology, cardiac and orthopaedic problems.
The hospital at a press conference at its Tejgaon site said that renowned doctors of different Singaporean hospitals, including Mouth Elizabeth Hospital and National University Hospital, Singapore would visit Dhaka at regular intervals for consultation with Bangladeshi patients with critical health complications and to conduct surgery.
Besides, the doctors would be available for video conversations, if needed, for any patients, hospital officials said.
‘Many Bangladeshi patients have to go abroad for improved medical treatment and expends huge foreign currency, but we are making those highly experienced and renowned doctors of Singapore available here,’ said Impulse Hospital managing director Ali Zaheer Khan.
Neurosurgery expert Timothy Lee, endoscopic gynaecology expert Yap Lip Kee, interventional cardiologists Tan Kok Soon and Tay Leslie, cardiac surgeon James Wong, orthopaedic and trauma surgeon Chang Wei Chun and orthopaedic and spine surgeon Chong Lich Leslie were among the doctors to offer medical services here, Ali Zaheer said.
‘The costs here will go down by one-fourth compared to Singapore,’ he said.
Timothy Lee said that he would love to teach some surgeons in Dhaka what he has experienced in 38 years in the field of neurology.
‘We will continue to come to Dhaka if a win-win situation persists,’ he said, adding, ‘I am quite busy in Singapore’.
The hospital authorities said that patients with chronic conditions could avail online consultation with the doctors while they would visit Dhaka for surgeries if a number of patients were on the queue.
Emergency patients could get guideline from Impulse Hospital if they needed air-ambulance support to Singaporean hospitals.
The hospital opened a call centre for Bangladeshi patients and can be reached at 10644 and 01715016727.
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