|Published : 24 Nov 2016, 21:04:41|
Free medical camp for autistic children ends in Nilphamari
NILPHAMARI, Nov 24: Nearly 1,000 autistic and physically challenged children of different ages of the district were yesterday given free medical treatment.
Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor arranged the day-long medical treatment camp at Ramnagor Union Parishad (UP) of Sadar Upazila at his own expenses.
Professor of Bangabandhu Shiekh Mujib Medical University and Project Director of the Institute of Neuro Disorder and Autism under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Dr Shahin Akhter led the team of the physicians.
Physicians Prof Bikas Chandra Pal, Suvojit Saha, Tonima Zohir, Dhiman Kumar Ray and Nahid Akhter were present on the occasion.
Tahomina Begum, a resident of Nizpara village of Tupamari UP, said she took her seven-year old physically disabled daughter to the camp for proper treatment as her family is not able to meet the expenses of higher treatment abroad.
The camp was coordinated by Sadar Upazila Chairman Abujar Rahaman.
He said this sort of camp is being held every year from 1998.