Patients suffering from hemophilia, a bleeding disorder have started getting Covid vaccination first time at their own centre.
Before this, hundreds of hemophilics came back from vaccination centre witnessing long queues after fear of internal or joints bleeding if they wait for their turn to get the jab.
District Health Officer (DHO) of Karachi Central Dr. MuzzafarOdho has taken a lead to facilitate this community in his district.
On the request of Hemophilia Welfare Society Karachi (HWSK), treatment centre of this society has been declared vaccination centre for hemophilia patients and their families located at Nazimabad number 04.
Vaccination facility was inaugurated by chief guest Dr Hira Zaheer – Covid Focal Person at DHO Central office, Dr. DurreNaz – Secretary Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority, Akhtar Shaheen Rind – anchorperson and Raheel Ahmed – Founding President HWSK.
Society other officials FakharAlam Zaidi, Anis Ur Rehman, Mohammad Shahid, Dr. MuniraBurhani, Rana Asghar Ali, DrSaqib – Director SBTA, Dr. DurreShahwar – SBTA and other guests were also present.
Raheel Ahmed – Founding President HWSK briefing guests about working of the society said that hemophilia patients were being neglected during covid vaccination drive.
“We highlighted this issue in media and thanks to DHO Central Dr. MuzzaffarOdho and Dr. Hira Zaheer who immediately responded and now vaccination has started,” he told.
Dr. Hira Zaheer lauded HWSK efforts and assured for DHO office full cooperation with regard to covid vaccination.
“People shouldn’t be afraid of getting vaccinated, take precautions and just get vaccinated,” she added.
Akhtar Shaheen Rind said that by highlighting issues like of hemophilia community, media can play a crucial role in society.
DrDurre Naz informed that Sindh Health Department is providing covid vaccination on priority basis for patients suffering from hemophilia and other such immuno compromised disease.