Early diagnosis of arthritis urged to avoid disability

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An awareness walk to highlight the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of arthritis was organised jointly by the Arthritis Care Foundation, Central Park Teaching Hospital Lahore and Scotmann Pharmaceuticals here.

Prof Dr Nighat Meer, Prof Dr Sumaira Farman, Prof Dr Waqar Farooqi, Prof Dr Muhammad Ahmed Saeed, Dr Muhammad Rafaqat Hameed participated in the walk along with a large number of students and general public.

On the occasion, the speakers informed that a state-of-the-art department of Rheumatology on par with international standards and equipment has been established at the Central Park Teaching Hospital, adding that highly skilled and qualified specialists and staff has been deployed at the department for provision of world class facilities to the public.

According to a research done by the Arthritis Care Foundation with funding by World Health Organization, approximately 1 out of every 4th person is suffering from some kind of inflammatory joint disease.

If not diagnosed early, these conditions can result in long-term disability, like Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Central Park Teaching Hospital also provides free treatment services.

for deserving patients with the support of Arthritis Care Foundation.
The participants of the walk demanded the initiation of the department of rheumatology in all public and private teaching hospitals and provision of important biologics through sehat sahoolat card.

 

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