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First nationwide digital patient registry launched

  • Published at 09:43 pm September 8th, 2018
Novo Nordisk digital patient registry
Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon inaugurates the electronic diabetes patient registry at a program on Saturday, September 8, 2018 Courtesy

The electronic registry will be implemented through the institutions of BADAS and its affiliated associations across the country with the support of Novo Nordisk

Bangladesh’s first electronic diabetes patient registry has been launched by the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (BADAS) and Novo Nordisk.

Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon inaugurated the program on Saturday.

The electronic registry will be implemented through the institutions of BADAS and its affiliated associations across the country with the support of Novo Nordisk.

Improving the understanding of diabetes and the need for its prevention is critical, which is why Novo Nordisk works to raise awareness for the diabetes epidemic and its impact in Bangladesh, a media statement said.

Beside BADAS, Novo Nordisk has been working in Bangladesh for over 60 years for improving understanding of diabetes and the need for its prevention.

According to International Diabetes Federation, 6.9 million people are living with diabetes in Bangladesh and it will hit 13.7 million by 2045.

BADAS President Prof AK Azad Khan, Novo Nordisk Bangladesh MD Anand Shetty, spoke at the launching program.

World Diabetes Foundation Board Chairman Anil Kapur, BADAS Secretary General Md Sayef Uddin, BIRDEM General Hospital DG Zafar Ahmed Latif, Novo Nordisk Marketing Head Mohammad Saiful, were present at the program, among others.