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PGMI decides to start public service message for hepatitis awareness

An official website to launch special page for awareness

By Our Staff Reporter   

LAHOREThe Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI), Prof Dr Sardar Alfareed Zafar announced to launch the official website page for general awareness on hepatitis, where material about  hepatitis prevention, control, treatment and all necessary information in Urdu language would be put for guidance.  

He said that PGMI/LGH would also start public service message (sms) to create awareness among the public at large scale about hepatitis.

Prof Zafar emphasizes that it is our collective responsibility to attain the goal of controlling the hepatitis by 2030 and campaign should be launched on the pattern of dengue and polio in which apart from medical representatives, civil society, ulema, media and students should also share their responsibility in this regard.

He was talking in the awareness walk held at Lahore General Hospital in connection with World Hepatitis Day here on Monday. An awareness walk led by Principal PGMI, flanked by Prof Dr Ghias un Nabi Tayyab, Dr Israr ul Haque Toor, MS Dr Mahmud Salah Uddin, besides doctors, nurses, para medical staff and a large number of civil society members.

The principal stressed that it is needed that quacks and untrained medical persons should be avoided and proper treatment be taken from the authorized doctors for hepatitis.

While talking to the media, Principal PGMI told that proper screening is being arranged at LGH for hepatitis. He said that without collection of proper data it would be a difficult task for patients of hepatitis to control this disease and provide them required medical cover.

Prof Zafar said that apart from Government non-governmental organizations should also come forward and take effective steps for controlling hepatitis in the society through awareness and other tools.

He specially asked the pregnant women to undertake tests regularly so that coming baby could be saved from this disease of hepatitis.

The participants were carrying play cards having slogans for awareness on hepatitis while pamphlets were also distributed among the general public.

On this occasion, the medical experts highlighted the symptoms, complications and hepatitis treatment.

They told that hepatitis have five different categories for which separate medicines are required. They said that unnecessary injections should be avoided while always new syringes be used.

Similarly, unverified blood transfusion and properly hygienic dentist and hairdresser’s tools be ensured. They also advised the citizens to avoid extra medicines and undertake their blood tests at least twice a year so that any complication could be caught at the early stage.

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