Karachi: Administrator KMC Muhammad Hussain Syed has expressed concern over the rising numbers of blood diseases in Pakistan. “This situation is getting serious day by day as nearly 7 percent population in our country was affected by thalassaemia and haemophilia while the number the people affected from these diseases have now crossed the one and half lac mark.
These people can live upto 50 or 60 years and spend their life like normal people if they are provided with timely and correct medical treatment”, he said after giving the check of annual grant from Karachi Metropolitan Corporation to Fatmid Foundation Trust. The Secretary of Fatmid Foundation and its Chief Operating Officer Walid Bin Azhar received the check from Administrator Karachi.
On this occasion Administrator KMC Muhammad Hussain Syed appreciated the services provided by Fatmid Foundation to poor and low income people for treatment of various blood diseases. He said the main reason of thalassaemia and haemophilia in children was a cousin marriage which leads to acute troubles for parents if they did not get the opportunity for dealing with such deadly diseases.
Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed said that the haemoglobin electro process test before marriage could save the next generations of couples from these harmful diseases. KMC was reviewing the possibility to provide this facility in its hospitals while measures were being taken to ensure availability of blood to citizens in the hospitals and dispensaries run by KMC.
He said KMC was already spending millions of rupees on health care services for citizens and on the control of contagious diseases. Secretary Fatmid Foundation Dr.Walid Bin Azhar said their organization provides medical treatment and blood to millions of needy patients each year without any charges.
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