Evercare Hospital Dhaka celebrated World COPD Day

Evercare Hospital Dhaka, the country’s first JCI-accredited hospital, has organized a patient forum on the occasion of World COPD Day. In the forum, the speakers discussed and shared opinions and experiences on the topics of COPD causes, emphysema, and various effective treatment strategies for better living.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a disease that blocks normal airflow to the lungs, causing shortness of breath. It also produces emphysema and chronic bronchitis. One of the main causes of COPD is smoking and air pollution. People with COPD are at high risk for other health problems. The hospital authorities organized this to increase public awareness about COPD.

Prof. Dr. Rowshne Jahan, Coordinator and Senior Consultant, Respiratory Medicine Department; Dr. SM Abdullah Al Mamun, Senior Consultant, Respiratory Medicine Department; and Dr. Ziaul Huq, Senior Consultant, Respiratory Medicine Department, and others participated in the discussion. In addition, Dr. Arif Mahmud, Director of Medical Services of Evercare Hospitals, Bangladesh, graced the occasion with his presence.

The patient forum was attended by various patients and their relatives and experts answered patients’ queries related to COPD, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis. Besides, during the exchange of views, they advised everyone to take more care of their lungs. They urged to build a pollution-free and healthy society by abandoning the daily unhealthy lifestyle and advised to consult a doctor quickly without neglecting COPD.

About the Evercare Group

The Evercare Group believes access to healthcare is a fundamental right and invests in emerging markets to bring private, quality driven healthcare to meet the needs of local people. Evercare has responded to a global challenge to ensure well-being at all ages is provided to those living in emerging markets as a pillar to support sustainable economic development. With this the Group is leading the way in transforming the traditional healthcare model through its integrated cross-continents platform, its impact driven model and quality driven hospitals.

The Evercare Group operates as an integrated healthcare delivery platform in emerging markets across Africa and South Asia, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Nigeria. The Group’s portfolio includes 30 hospitals with 3445 beds, 16 clinics, 82 diagnostics centres and two brownfield assets spread over 6 countries. Evercare is proud to be the most diverse healthcare group in the countries it operates in with 11,000 caregivers working together to develop a systemic healthcare change in emerging markets.

Evercare is wholly owned by the Evercare Health Funds, a US $1bn emerging markets healthcare fund managed by The Rise Funds, the impact investment platform of global alternative asset manager TPG. The Evercare Health Fund is comprised of the world’s leading development finance institutions and other impact investors around the world.