12m people suffering from hepatitis in Pakistan



Over 12 million people are suffering from hepatitis in Pakistan and the figure may swell provided more people opt to undergo blood screening for diagnosis. This was stated by experts at a seminar held here Monday in line with World Hepatitis Day to create awareness among the people. The seminar was organized by Nishtar Hospital’s department for liver and stomach diseases.
An awareness walk was also held outside the Nishtar Hospital in which a number of doctors, paramedics and people from different walks of life participated. Experts said that due to increase in number of patients suffering from hepatitis, the government launched a four-point programme for awareness, prevention, diagnosis and cure of hepatitis disease.—APP

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