Japan has one of the most modern and efficient healthcare systems in the world. Now, the doorway to that healthcare system is open to the people of Bangladesh. This was the message delivered at a seminar entitled “Advanced Medical Treatment and Care in Japan for Patients from Bangladesh” held on June 29th at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dhaka.
The seminar was part of a program organized by Emergency Assistance Japan and Medical Excellence Japan to commemorate 40 years of Bangladesh-Japan friendship. In his welcoming address, Mr. Kazumasa Yoshida, president of Emergency Assistance Japan, said that because of Japan’s advancements in technology and healthcare, the nation now ranks first in the world in length of life expectancy.
Mr. Yoshida also went on to announce the establishment of Emergency Assistance Bangladesh Co., Ltd., a Bangladesh corporation that will serve as a facilitator and intermediary to persons wishing to secure healthcare treatment in Japan, as well as assisting in the transfer of medical technology and knowhow from Japan to hospitals in Bangladesh.
The ceremony and seminar was also attended by Bangladesh’s Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. A.F.M Ruhal Haque. Dr. Haque said that Japan’s healthcare system is among the best in the world and that the transfer of medical technologies and skills from Japan to Bangladesh will benefit both countries.
The seminar keynote speaker, Dr Hirohiko Tsujii, the director of Japan’s Association for Nuclear Technology in Medicine, remarked that Japan is currently the only country in Asia performing heavy ion radiation therapy, an advanced form of radiotherapy that has proven effective in the treatment of inoperable cancers. The therapy can be performed on an outpatient basis.
Furthermore, Dr. Tsujii noted that Japan is pioneering stem cell therapies that have proven to be revolutionary in the treatment of paralysis. A number of patients who have undergone this type of therapy are now pursuing active lives.
Emergency Assistance Bangladesh Co., Ltd. was incorporated on July 9th, 2012. The company will serve as a facilitator to patients in Bangladesh and neighboring countries wishing to receive medical attention and medical treatment in Japan. Emergency Assistance Bangladesh will work closely with its Japan affiliate, Med in Japan, to ensure that patients receive the best medical attention and treatment available. Med in Japan also provides assistance with travel and accommodation arrangements, medical-stay visa procurement, and medical translation and interpretation.
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