About this book
The book For The Roots is written based on a cost-free doorstep health care program to facilitate more than ten thousand rural people, mostly students by a medical team of multidisciplinary, experienced physicians. It is a voluntary, non-profit, and self-funded initiative to serve humanity side by side with the government organizations to build a healthy, educated nation. The manuscript contains an excellent description of the medical camp activities, health awareness programs, including circumcision, ear piercing, training on first-aid boxes. Other initiatives are highlighted to improve nutrition, encourage tree plantation, improve the school environment, train on the self-protection of the rural students during the critical and challenging days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The collected data is analyzed, and the illustrations are presented in the form of figures, tables, and pictures. Moreover, it contains an elaborate discussion on benefits; limitations met while organizing and conducting free medical camps with a conclusion summarizing the achievements and meaningful suggestions. The content has been enriched with the citations for the common and critical cases, presented as a short but meaningful clinical message understandable to the general mass. As such, the book For The Roots has become unique documentation of humanitarian service provided to build a healthy next generation of Sonar Bangla.
About the author
Dr. Ashish Kumar Chowdhury (MBBS, PhD) is the former Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC). He was born in a respectable family in the village Kadhurkhil of Boalkhali Upazila, District Chattogram of Bangladesh on the 4th October 1953. He has had a brilliant academic career from his early days of school to Medical College and University. He is renowned for his experience, excellence, and expertise in General and Laparoscopic Surgery. Dr. Ashish K. Chowdhury has been an excellent mentor, researcher, and writer. He published 27 research articles in the scientific medical journals of the USA, India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh and wrote a book “Golpe Golpe Roog Arogya” on common critical acute abdominal issues in Bengali.For his extraordinary professional skill and humanitarian service, he got many awards and crests of honour from many organizations such as SARC, BCPS & CPSP, Sandipana International Cultural Forum, and Alowkita Boalkhali.
He is the fifth son of late Pulin Behari Chowdhury and late Nirupama Chowdhury. He has a lovely family with a firm binding with his wife Supriya Chowdhury, Son Uschas Chowdhury (B Sc, MS, PhD-student at the USA), daughter-in-law. Chanda Das Gupta (BSc in Computer Engineering) and daughter Mowsumi Chowdhury (MBBS, MS, FCPS-1 in Ophthalmology).
Date of Publication : March 2021
Dr. Ashish Kumar Chowdhury, MBBS, PhD
General and Laparoscopic Surgeon
Former Associate Professor of Surgery University of Science and Technology Chittagong
Dr. Mowsumi Chowdhury, MBBS, MS
Department of Ophthalmology Sir Salimullah Medical College and Mitford Hospital, Dhaka
Dr. Satyam Sarker, MBBS, MS (Final)
Assistant Register Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology. CMC
Dr. Ashish Kumar Chowdhury, MBBS, PhD
Website : www.ashishkchowdhury.com
Engr. Sushanta Saha, B. Sc (CSE), MBA (MIS),
Managing Director, Global Tech Communication Ltd. Dhaka
Engr. Moutushi Chowdhury, B.Sc (CSE), MBA (MIS), UN Women Bangladesh
The Ad Communication 65, Jamalkhan Road, Chattogram-4000, Bangladesh.
Phone : 88031611711
I am very grateful to the patients for accepting our treatment, giving consent to use the treatment data and photos in the manuscript. I am highly indebted to all the members of the Medical Team for managing valuable time in their busy professional life and providing excellent treatment to rural poor patients. I acknowledge with gratitude the government officials, including MP, UNO, social elites, political and religious leaders, for active cooperation. I am thankful to all In-Service- Trainee doctors, medical assistants, volunteers and the scouts for their hard labour to make the program successful. I am also grateful to the Hajams for circumcision and ear piercing to the rural boys and girls. Finally, I am thankful for the funders and inspiratory of the organization.
Health Care Delivery
Dr. Bibhuti Bhusan Nath, MBBS, FCPS, MRCP (London)
Former Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
University of Science and Technology Chittagong Professor
Dr. Uzzwal Kanti Das, MBBS, FCPS, FACS
Former Professor and Head of the Department of Medicine,
University of Science and Technology Chittagong
Dr. Seema Bhattacharjee, MBBS, DGO, MCPS, FCPS
Associate Professor of Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Army Medical College Chattogram
Dr. MA Rahim MBBS, FCPS (Internal Medicine)
Consultant of Medicine, Chittagong General Hospital
Review of Manuscript
Dr. Anjan Kumar Chowdhury, MSc, MPhil, PhD
Director Jamal Nazrul Islam Research Centre for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University Of Chittagong
Manuscript Review and Project Design
Engineer Uschas Chowdhury, BSc, MS, PhD (student)
Research Assistant, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Engineer Chanda Das Gupta, BSc, (Computer Engineering),
IIUC University of Texas at Arlington, USA
SM Abu Taher, B Com (DU), Chairman, Mojaher Group of Industries
Mohd. Tajul Islam Raju, BA, Editor-in-Chief, Alowkita Boalkhali, Chittagong
Dipen Chowdhury, BSc (Hons), MSc (CU),Mathematics,
Executive Editor, Weekly Shahoshi Thikana
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