Karachi, January 01, 2013 (PPI-OT): KMC Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed has said that the facility of testing Haemoglobin electrophoresis will be provided in hospitals under KMC to curb hazardous diseases of thalassaemia and haemophilia.
The major cause of these diseases was cousin marriages therefore it had been compulsory to get the test of Haemoglobin electrophoresis done before marriage to prevent upcoming generation from these diseases. He said this during a meeting held to review establishing blood banks in various hospitals under KMC.
Administrator Karachi said that KMC was paying attention to health sector along with development projects in the city and a big share in annual budget was set aside to provide better medical facilities to citizens and KMC along with other facilities was taking measures to ensure the availability of blood for patients in case of emergency in hospitals whereas blood banks were already working in Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Sobhraj Maternity Home and Sarfaraz Rafiqui Shaheed Hospital.
He said that KMC was spending a huge amount for providing citizens with better medical facilities in health sector whereas KMC was also busy to curb the epidemic diseases the whole year and fumigation spray was also carried out for the prevention of dengue fever and malaria with the collaboration of Town Administrations.
He said that blood diseases were increasing immensely in Pakistan which was a matter of concern and the germs of thalassaemia and haemophilia were diagnosed in seven percent of population in Pakistan. If these patients were provided with proper medical treatment, they could lead a usual life.
Administrator Karachi said that KMC considers it as its topmost responsibility to carry out all efforts for serving humanity and KMC was also making arrangements for providing facility of testing Haemoglobin electrophoresis in hospitals under KMC.
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Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Tel: +9221 9923 2400 -01
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