BSMMU observes World Cerebral Palsy Day

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DHAKA, Oct 6, 2018 (BSS) – The Institute of Paediatric Neurodisorder and
Autism (IPNA) of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) today
observed the World Cerebral Palsy Day.

The World Cerebral Palsy Day is a movement of people with CP (Cerebral
Palsy) and their families, and the organisations that support them, in more
than 65 countries.

The vision of the day is to ensure that children and adults with CP have
the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in the society.

A colorful rally, led by BSMMU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Kanak Kanti
Barua, was brought out from E-block of the university at 9 am and it ended at
the Bottola after parading different points of the campus.

IPNA organised a scientific seminar at its seminar room. IPNA director
Prof Dr Shaheen Akhter and Prof Dr Shahidur Rahman of IPNA jointly presented
a keynote paper on ‘A Holistic Approach to Cerebral Palsy’.

BSMMU deputy director (admin) Dr Gopen Kumar Kundu and its deputy
director (academic) Dr Kaniz Fatema were, among others, present at the
seminar.

The speakers said 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, they said.

The most common feature in cerebral palsy is spasticity (tight, stiff
muscle tone) although some kids with CP may have very loose muscles, the
experts said, adding that children might also have trouble with hearing and
vision.

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