Prof.A.T.M Mosharef Hossain
Bangladesh now deemed as an emerging economy, has strived for years to make significant improvement in the health front. This spree of development in the health sector includes Neurosurgery as well. Upon comparing the statistics from previous years, we can assert that the issues related to ill-equipped and understaffed neurosurgery units have been resolved to a great extent. And I would like to offer my felicitations to the members of the Bangladesh Society of Neurosurgeons for this achievement that was considered unattainable even a few years ago.
I would further like to take the opportunity to recognize the efforts attempted by the dedicated souls who had been and are still pioneering Neurosurgery in Bangladesh with their service extended to the many remote areas of Bangladesh. It is highly commendable how Neurosurgery centers and training institutes have expanded all over the country and a great number of confident and devoted neurosurgeons are in the making. Considerable effort is being made to keep these centers abreast with the latest state-of-the-art neurosurgical technology. To further strengthen the Neurosurgery education in Bangladesh, multiple specialization program has been introduced. We address the importance of knowledge associated with the current technologies and formulated the curriculum accordingly.
Amidst many challenges the Society of Neurosurgeons in Bangladesh is paving its way towards a very promising future. Yet there are several issues we still to sort out. Although this boost in the quality of neurosurgery exercised in present Bangladesh is praiseworthy, such facilities of excellence are confined to a few centers in the metropolitan areas. The major challenge now is to establish these standards uniformly throughout the country. Thereby, I would like to invite the young minds to explore neurosurgery and widen their domain of service and skills upon making themselves more reachable to the whole nation. With the tremendous effort from all the dedicated souls, Neurosurgery in Bangladesh has come a long way and hopefully in future it continues to achieve milestones far and beyond.