Dr. Ashutosh Biswas, Professor of Medicine in All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi has been conferred with the honorary fellowship of Bangladesh college of Physicians and Surgeons in recognition of his contribution towards growth and improvement of the medical education and system in Bangladesh. The fellowship was presented to Dr. Biswas by the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Ms. Sheikh Hasina Wazed in a glittering function held in Dhaka this morning.
Dr. Ashutosh Biswas who is a specialist in preventive medicines relating to infectious diseases like Vector borne diseases, HIV, and malaria etc has been widely trained in the field both in and outside the country including reputed universities and medical institutes in the US, Australia, Thailand among others. Dr. Biswas is also part of many national and international expert committees relating to infectious disease prevention. He is also part of the National Committee for framing guidelines and strategy framework for prevention of infectious diseases like Dengue, Chikunguinea, Zika etc in collaboration with the World Health organisation.
As part of a collaborative exchange programme between India and Bangladesh Dr. Biswas was nominated by the Govt of India to support Govt of Bangladesh in popularising and improving the standard of medical education and medical system in that country. Dr. Biswas has been working in this area for the last three years as an eminent international expert alongside experts from UK, Singapore, Malaysia and China. During the period, he has suggested ways and means to improve the medical examination system in Bangladesh particularly the Degree examination of Bangladesh college of surgeons. Established in 1972 by Banga Bandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rehman Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons is one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Bangladesh.