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Diabetes consultation via the internet in rural Bangladesh


Currently fewer than one in a hundred Bangladeshis is connected to the internet - something the country's government hopes to change by 2021.

One of the innovations already making an impact particularly in rural areas is telemedicine. A rural diabetes hospital is linked up to top doctors in Dhaka for consultations.

The BBC's Mark Dummett has a webchat with one of the doctors involved, Professor Tofail Ahmed of BIRDEM.


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