Experts called for cutting medical costs to ensure balanced development over 1,000 poor patients received medical treatment, lab test facilities and medicine for free at a medical camp of the Kidney Awareness Monitoring and Prevention Society (KAMPS) on Sunday.
The camp was part of an annual programme held on February 21 every year, paying rich tribute to the language movement martyrs.
The KAMPS has been celebrating International Mother Language Day for the past 16 years at a same venue at Shakhipur in Tangail, says a press release.
An organised team of 20 expert physicians, including medical technologists and nurses, administered the pathological tests and medicine for free of charge.
On the occasion, a seminar on the ways of keeping kidneys well was also held there.
Founder president of KAMPS Prof Dr MA Samad, also head of kidney department at Anwar Khan Modern Hospital and Medical College, made a power-point presentation on the reasons of kidney diseases, its remedy and treatment and how to prevent this fatal disease through changing lifestyle.
He stressed the need to reduce cost of treatment of common people to ensure balanced development.
Shedding light on the theme of this year's World Kidney Day, Prof Samad suggested taking a combined move by the government, non-government agencies and private-sector partners in curbing the ever-growing trend of kidney diseases.
Kumudini Women's Medical College principal Prof Dr Abdul Halim, Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh executive director Prof Dr AKM Fazlur Rahman, KAMPS vice-president and writer Nasreen Begum, and KAMPS managing director Rezwan Salehin also spoke.
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