PKLI SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCTS AWARENESS SEMINAR ON WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2018

PKLI SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCTS AWARENESS SEMINAR ON WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2018

Pakistan has the world’s second highest prevalence of hepatitis C, after Egypt. Almost 10 million citizens of Pakistan are suffering from Hepatitis C, while above 5 million are infected with Hepatitis B. This means 1 in every 12 Pakistanis is stricken with this disease without being aware of its symptoms.
In addition to providing advanced treatment facilities including transplantation, Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Center makes every effort to create awareness about preventive measures in order to eliminate kidney and liver diseases including Hepatitis from Pakistan.
In this connection, PKLI successfully conducted a Seminar on July 28, 2018, at Faletti’s Hotel Lahore to commemorate World Hepatitis Day 2018 with an aim to raise awareness about preventive measures for lowering the risk of Hepatitis. Medical specialists, social workers, representatives from healthcare organizations, students from various educational institutions, representatives of corporate sector and individuals from other walks of life attended the Seminar.
Prof. Dr. Saeed Akhter, President and CEO of PKLI; Dr. Abdul Nadir, Chairman Gastroenterology and Hepatology; HODs of clinical and non-clinical departments; Consultants; and other staff members of the hospital participated in the event. Dr. Faisel Yunus, Director HPTP Program & Research, PKLI&RC, Dr. Syeda Zahida Sarwar, Program Manager Hepatitis and Control Program, Punjab, Dr. Ahsan M Ahmad, Dr. Naveed Zafar Janjua, Dr. Saeed Sadiq Hamid, Dr. M. Imran Qureshi, Dr. Altaf Ahmed, Head of Infection Control & Medical Microbiology, PKLI&RC were the prominent speakers at the event.
The Seminar featured scientific talks on the causes, prevention, screening, vaccination and treatment of Hepatitis and liver diseases by a number of qualified speakers. The speakers imparted contemporary knowledge and research findings to the audience who expressed that they gained useful information from the medical specialists’ talks.
Addressing the audience on this occasion, Dr. Saeed said that PKLI has served more than 500,000 patient visits for Hepatitis relief under its Hepatitis Prevention and Treatment Program (HPTP) since the launch of the first Hepatitis Prevention and Treatment Clinic in March 2017. Currently, about 3,000 patients are daily being seen and provided with screening, vaccination and treatment completely free of charge at the 24 Hepatitis Prevention and Treatment Clinics in different districts, the CEO added.
In view of the huge load of Hepatitis in the country, PKLI is resolute to keep taking impactful steps to fulfil its mission of spreading awareness about disease prevention to every nook and corner of Pakistan in order to eliminate life-threatening diseases from our beloved country.

2018-09-14T05:56:35+00:00 July 28th, 2018|