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‘Skilled birth attendant can rid children of CP’

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With the government's avowed goal of minimizing the neurological disorders, it is a pre-requisite to ensure presence of skilled birth attendants during deliveries to get over health risks.
Viewing this medical approach in reducing neurological problems, neuro expert of BSMMU Dr ABM Mukim recently said the presence of skilled birth attendants can drastically reduce the chances of developing Cerebral Palsy (CP) among babies.
He went on suggesting people to check CP and advised parents, especially the mothers to remain very careful during pregnancy to avoid CP, a medical condition caused mainly by injury to the part of the brain of the unborn or newborn.
Prof Mukim said this while addressing a scientific presentation with Dr Sanjida Ahmed titled 'Holistic Approach of Cerebral Palsy' organised by Institute of Pediatric Neurodisorder and Autism (IPNA) at the auditorium of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in the city BSMMU Vice Chancellor (VC) Kanak Kanti Barua was present the programme as the chief guest.
IPNA Director Professor Shaheen Akhter, IPNA Deputy Director (Admin), Dr Gopen Kumar Kundu, Deputy Director Dr Kaniz Fatema also spoke, among other.  The VC expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her daughter Saima Wazed Hossain, Chairperson of Bangladesh National Advisory Committee for Autism and Neurodevelopment Disorders and Goodwill Ambassador of the World Health Organization (WHO), for their contribution to the field of neuro development.
He said, "Without them it would not be possible to make us aware about these types of neurological disorders, they support us to work and develop the sector and make people aware about the disorders so that the people can be made conscious enough to try to avoid these types of disorders." "The injury usually occurs when the brain is growing rapidly in mother's womb, during birth or the first few years of life. A number of causes can result in Cerebral Palsy, including infections during pregnancy, birth injury, being born premature, serious infection in a baby or accidents that injures to brain," Dr Shaheen told media.

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