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Online diabetic service website ‘Dhaka Cast’ launches

  • Published at 12:03 am June 19th, 2019
State Minister for Information Communication Technology (ICT) Division, Zunaid Ahmed Palak
State Minister for Information Communication Technology (ICT) Division, Zunaid Ahmed Palak speaks during the launching ceremony of online diabetic service website 'Dhaka Cast' on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

State Minister for Information Communication Technology (ICT) Division, Zunaid Ahmed Palak inaugurated the website

“Dhaka Cast”, the first ever online diabetes management website has been launched in the capital. 

State Minister for Information Communication Technology (ICT) Division, Zunaid Ahmed Palak inaugurated the website at a program titled “Women in E-Commerce can Ensure Women's Financial Participation and Empowerment” at the ICT Tower on Tuesday. 

Women and E-Commerce Forum organized the event.

Zunaid said: “Doctors can now provide 24/7 service to patients through this website.”

Founder and CEO of “Dhaka Cast” Dr Fahreen Hannan said: “ About 2.7 million people are affected by diabetes in Dhaka city, and only 12% of them have it under control.”

“Nearly nine out of every 10 diabetic patients have abnormal blood sugar levels which expose them to potentially dangerous life-threatening diseases, such as stroke, kidney failure, and blindness,” she added.

Fahreen also said: “We will provide flexible services with affordable cost, and reach the mass through this website.” 

Women E-Commerce President Nasima Akter Nishra, Bangladesh Hi-tech Authority Managing Director Hosne Ara Begum, and Sumaiya Tech Proprietor Ripa Jahan were present at the program, among others.