Lahore, April 17, 2014 (PPI-OT): Intra-family marriages in which Hemophilia or other bleeding disorders are prevailing are the biggest cause of Hemophilia therefore a campaign should be launched to overcome the disease.
This was the upshot of the speeches delivered at a function arranged by Sundas Foundation in collaboration with the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Thursday in connection with International Hemophilia Day. Chairman Sundas Foundation Monnoo Bhai, LCCI President Engineer Sohail Lashari, President Sundas Foundation Yasin Khan and Professor Dr Aslam Khan were prominent among the speakers.
The LCCI President Engineer Sohail Lashari said that the government should ensure that the citizens are provided with a free-of charge blood screening facility. He also stressed the need for public awareness campaign to make the country free from this disease. He said that today, millions of children across the world were suffering from Hemophilia, which needed immediate attention of the nations individually and collectively.
The LCCI President said that the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry would continue to extend every possible support to Sundas Foundation towards this noble cause.
He said that increase in number of patients is a matter of grave concern therefore every citizen should play his role proactively to eradicate this menace. He said that Western countries have controlled to disease to the extent through innovative methodologies and Pakistan government should also take cue from them to overcome the challenge.
The Chairman Sundas Foundation Monnoo Bhai said that lack of awareness among the masses was the main cause behind the increase in Hemophilia in the country. He said that the disease was a genetically transmitted blood disorder, which had affected million of people around the world and its further proliferation could only be slashed down by avoiding Intra -family marriages.
The President Sundas Foundation Yasin Khan appealed to the people, non-governmental organizations and philanthropist community to generously donate so that the deserving Hemophilia patients could undergo clinical care besides having free blood transfusion services. He also called upon the media to create awareness among masses to stop further proliferation of the blood disorder.
All the speakers eulogized the services of the Sundas Foundation that is working tirelessly for wellbeing of Hemophilia patients.
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Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
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