Bangladesh launches diabetes management service
Telenor Health and the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (BADAS) have launched the first- ever diabetes management service, Dia360, to help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar levels and reduce risks of complications. State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak launched the programme at the Bangladesh University of Health Sciences recently by making the first phone call to its helpline. According to Palak, the government’s effort to develop human resources of the country has made it possible for 14,000 doctors to work on behalf of the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh, all over the country. People can enroll in three BADAS centres in Dhaka—Bangladesh Institute of health and Sciences, BIRDEM General Hospital, and the National Health Network Hospital.