Ehsaas registration desks being set up: Dr Sania



Muhammad Usman

Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Senator Dr Sania Nishtar on Saturday said that Ehsaas registration desks would be set up across the country in the current month.

Dr Sania Nishtar was talking to the media during her visit to Ehsaas registration desk, set up in Garhi Shahu area of the City.

The SAPM talked to the registration staff and also asked about Ehsaas initiatives from deserving women, who had come to Ehsaas desks for registration. She inspected the process of registration of a deserving woman.

She said that the households, who could not participate in the survey for some reasons, would also be able to get themselves registered by contacting the Ehsaas registration desks.

The Ehsaas survey in the country was completed up to 98.14 percent, and in Lahore, it was still under process, she added.

Dr Sania also reviewed the ongoing activities of Ehsaas survey in the area of Tezaab Ehata, and inspected the Ehsaas survey registration of a local family and talked to the residents of the area about the usefulness and method of Ehsaas survey.

She also reviewed the registration of children hailing from deserving families for educational scholarships.

Meanwhile, Postgraduate Medical Institute and Lahore General Hospital Principal Prof Dr Sardar Muhammad Al-freed Zafar said that modern medical science has made significant strides in elaborating causes, symptoms, and treatment in paralysis.

Now angiography is used to remove clots from blood vessels and help save a patient’s life and recovery.

Moreover citizens have to take precautionary measures to prevent stroke so that they can avoid such situation to go in danger. Prof Dr Sardar Muhammad Al-freed Zafar was addressing the 2nd Mechanical Thrombectomy Workshop held under the auspices of Department of Neuroradiology, LGH.

Medical experts while delivering lectures informed that main causes of paralysis stroke include high blood pressure and diabetes, as well as low body weight and mental stress can also prevent from this disease.

Prof Al-freed Zafar said that every citizen has to improve his standard of living and increase his care capacity so that he can keep himself away from stroke.

Talking to the media, UHS VC Prof Javed Akram, Dr Umair Rashid Ch, Prof Mohsin Zaheer, Prof Saqib Shafi, Prof Athar Javed, Prof Al-freed Zafar, Dr Muhammad Wassay, Dr Hasnain Hashim, Dr Abu Bakar Siddique and Dr Saima Ahmed said that smoking and alcohol should be avoided as depression and stress can lead to stroke, which increases the risk of death by 55%.

They further said that excessive salt intake, high cholesterol and irregular heartbeat can also lead to this disease and people over the age of 50 needed to be extra careful because they are at higher risk of paralysis threat.