On 20th August, 2015, Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) Department of American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) successfully arranged a seminar titled Telemedicine Practices in Malaysia and prospects in Bangladesh in the conference room of Faculty of Engineering Building. The keynote speech was provided by Prof. Nasir Mohamad who happens to be the CEO and Professor at UniSZA Medical Centre, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, K. Terengganu, Malaysia.
Prof. Dr. A.B.M Siddique Hossain (Dean, Faculty of Engineering), Dr. Mohammad Abdul Mannan (Head, Undergrad Program, Department of EEE), Mr. Md. Saniat Rahman Zishan (Assistant Professor) and Chowdhury Akram Hossain (Assistant Professor) had increased the elegancy of the bout with their presence. Prof. Nasir Mohamad inaugurated his introductory speech with the brief description on the concept of Telemedicine, its infrastructure currently used in Malaysia, a blue print sketched during 1997. Later on he shared his experiences during his visits to Cambodia, Thailand and rural parts of Africa, where the prospects and prosperity of telemedicine has been noticeable. He also shared his firsthand experience of telemedicine in cardiology, radiology, neurosurgery and dermatology. Prof. Nasir Mohamad also gave an insight to the drawbacks, currently hampering the progress of telemedicine in different parts of the world. One of the major drawback is the data security of the patients, from unethical hackers, which has to be dealt with in order to make this system more acceptable to the mass population. Cost effective tele-medical solution is also another challenge that requires attention in order to provide healthcare to under privileged people of under developed countries. He also shared his experience of his recent visit to rural health care institutes in Motlob, Chadpur,Bangladesh where people still do not have access to proper medical health care. He expressed that a tele-medical solution can bring a mesmerizing change to the overall lifestyle of the habitats of that area. In his ending speech he expressed his desire to collaborate with the faculty of engineering to develop a network infrastructure for providing cost effective telemedicine to the people who does not have access to proper health care.
At the end of the speech, Prof. Dr. A.B.M Siddique Hossain (Dean, Faculty of Engineering) handed a souvenir to Prof. Nasir Mohamad as a token of appreciation for his valuable time and effort in sharing his knowledge of telemedicine with the faculty members of EEE. Also a possible collaboration between AIUB and UNISZA was proposed during the seminar. The session was graced by the advent of the faculty members of EEE department: Sayed Mohammed Baker (Lecturer), Tawsif Ibne Alam(Lecturer), Shahriar Hasan (Lecturer), Sajid Hossain (Lecturer), Shahreen Hassan (Lecturer), Sumaiya Umme Hani (Lecturer), Debajit Saha(Lecturer) and Mehedi Hasan (Lecturer).