Karachi, July 27, 2017 (PPI-OT):Hepatitis C, which is posing a great threat to the country’s population, will be the main focus when the World Hepatitis Day will be observed all over the globe including Pakistan on Friday, 28 July 2017. According to surveys carried out by the world medical bodies, the disease is a major health issue in the developing world and the prevalence rate in Pakistan is ranging from 4.5 per cent to 8 per cent.
Medical experts say the main reason behind the steady rise of the disease is poor health facilities, low socio-economic conditions and lack of awareness in public about communicable diseases. Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) is the country’s premier medical institution for kidney and liver diseases and transplant surgeries which has always been in the forefront for public education on health issues. It has chalked out a programme to mark the day.
The day long activities, which are open to public at large and totally free of cost, will include free screening of Hepatitis B and C, vaccination and carrying out the process of ultra sound of abdomen in order to check the possibility of any liver diseases. Visiting persons will be educated through audio-videos about the preventive measures against hepatitis. Medical specialist and other doctors would be available to carry out medical investigations and provide medical expertise to the visiting population.
For more information, contact:
Transplant Society of Pakistan
Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT)
Civil Hospital Karachi 74200,
Tel: +92-21-99215752, +92-21-99215718
Fax: +92-21-99215469, +92-21-99215362