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Law on Thalassemia to be implemented in letter and spirit: Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar

Karachi, May 05, 2016 (PPI-OT):Provincial Minister Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that there is a dire need to implement law on Thalassemia in letter and spirit that has been passed by Sindh Assembly and he requested NADRA not to issue Nikhanama unless the Thalassemia Test report is enclosed with it. In this way we can save our children from fatal disease of Thalassemia.

This he said while talking to Secretary Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority Dr. Zahid Ansari here in his office on Thursday. Dr. Zahid Ansari told the Provincial Minister Health that a seminar was held on Thalassemia to create awareness on the disease. In this seminar awareness sessions were conducted. The Health Minister added, ‘ Inter marriages among families is a big cause of spreading Thalassemia in the children and this practice must be discouraged at all level ‘.

Mr. Dahar further said that Sindh Assembly had already passed a bill in this regard and made it a must that a Thalassemia test should be done before entering into marriage, however due to lack of awareness the law was not followed. He directed Secretary SBTA to conduct walks, seminars and other tools of awareness to spread awareness on the disease so that we might save our future generations from Thalassemia.

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Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401
Website: http://sindhinformation.gos.pk

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