President Message

2015-2017 - President

Kumaresh Chandra Paul, Bangladesh Medical Physics Society (BMPS).

I feel honor to select me the president of Bangladesh Medical Physics Society (BMPS). BMPS has become a registered organization and started its activity from 2009 and successfully completed two terms of presidency with many national and international conference, seminars, workshops and training programs in Medical Physics. It is a particularly exciting time to be involved in the field of medical physics as the rapid advances in the cancer management is observing throughout the world. Bangladesh is in the vulnerable zone as the number of cancer patients are increasing every year quit significantly. Now a day it is encouraging to come forward to combat against cancer. The numbers of medical physicists are very few in Bangladesh. Moreover medical physicists are not employed by the government as no recruitment policy is available yet. The reality is that, the public hospitals are running by the vendor provided medical physicists. BMPS is trying it’s best to create the recruitment policy for medical physicists recruitment in the public hospitals. Therefore, policy maker and government should give importance for the employment of the medical physicists in public hospital for better cancer treatment to the much people of the country. BMPS is a registered organization which is non profitable and professional body working for the development of the medical physics in Bangladesh. The BMPS needs support from the national and international organizations for the professional development of medical physicists for improvement the cancer treatment scenario in the country. I express my heartiest thanks to IOMP to recognize the BMPS as the affiliated professional body for the medical physicists. It is encouraging for BMPS members to work more actively in the country. BMPS needs more support from national and international organizations for professional development of medical physics in the country by providing the education and professional training. BMPS is gratefully acknowledged the organizations, those are continuously supporting in various ways to grow up this community for better cancer treatment in the country. I would like to congratulate the advisors, life members, general members, promotional members and well-wishers of the society for their effective support and contribution to the way of success.

2009-2013 ( Past & Founder President)

Dr. Hasin Anupama Azhari, Bangladesh Medical Physics Society (BMPS)

My great Honour as its 1st President brings me the pleasure to welcome you to Bangladesh Medical Physics Society (BMPS). Leading the duties and responsibilities within BMPS has brought me a real challenge for a better Health care and treatment support in the field of medical physics and biomedical engineering especially concerning radiation oncology and imaging. Medical Physics in Bangladesh has started its journey in the mid 90s. From that time the task group K16 “Medical Physics in the Developing Countries” of German Medical Physics Society (DGMP) and the Physics Department of BUET jointly organized seminars/workshops on this subject yearly from 1996 to 2000. These were the beginning steps to make medical physics popular in Bangladesh. In 2000, Gono Bishwabidyalay introduced M.Sc. course and later in 2005 the B.Sc. course in medical physics and biomedical engineering for the first time in Bangladesh. As a consequence, for the well being of medical physicists and biomedical engineers in Bangladesh a society named Bangladesh Medical Physics Society (BMPS) was formed in 1998. BMPS has ever since served the community to promote continued advancement in medical physics and related subjects and to promote close networking of Bangladeshi medical physicists and biomedical engineers. Presently BMPS is trying to negotiate with all concerned bodies to create medical physicist position in governmental hospitals and other institutions. In the meantime BMPS successfully arranged “International Conference on Medical Physics in Radiation Oncology and Imaging (ICMPROI -2011)” on 11-13th March 2011 and two other international seminars and workshops with the National Institute of Cancer Research & Hospital (NICRH) and Bangladesh Cancer Society (BCS) on 26-27th December 2011 and with the Secondary Standard Dosimetry Laboratory (SSDL), Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) 21-22th December 2011. The present situation of cancer management in Bangladesh is much better than the one some years ago. Our Government has already bought modern machineries for radiotherapy treatment in different public hospitals such as the National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital (NICRH), Dhaka Medial College Hospital and Bogra Medical College Hospital. Efforts were taken to train oncologists, medical physicists and technicians for rendering proper services to these government hospitals. At least 30 persons from these 3 professionals must be immediately trained to solve the problem of the three public hospitals. The position of medical physicists is obligatory by law in cancer hospitals in almost every country of the world - even in our neighbouring country India. Our government is also aware of this and has already started to take several actions to create posts in the radiotherapy hospitals of Bangladesh. I hope and believe that the government will endeavour to create immediate job positions for medical physicists in radiotherapy departments of all government hospitals to ensure accurate, safe and high quality treatment for millions of cancer patients all over Bangladesh. I am glad to say that almost all private cancer hospitals in our country have already appointed medical physicists to ensure proper treatment of cancer. Like in any project, difficulties and disagreements may occur in certain places. But I believe that commitment, participation and great support of each member of this society will bring us achievement which is intended to promote the growth of medical physics professionals within and outside our country. I’m looking forward to interacting with all BMPS members and to bring their ideas and concerns on the issues which we care most both as professional medical physics and patrons of health care. I also look forward to seeing BMPS membership numbers growing in the coming years and continue to encourage interested counterparts to become members.