LGH launches SMS service to create awareness about hepatitis


Staff Reporter

Principal Post-graduate Medical Institute & Lahore General Hospital Prof Dr Sardar Alfareed Zafar has announced official website page for creating awareness about hepatitis, where short messaging service (SMS) would be available. Besides, the facility would also include necessary material in national language, for guidance, said the LGH principal while addressing the participants in an awareness walk on hepatitis held here in the hospital premises on Monday.
He said that everyone should take collective responsibility to attain the goal of controlling hepatitis by 2030. He said that hepatitis campaign should be launched on the pattern of dengue and polio, in which apart from medical representatives, civil society, ulema, media and students shared their responsibility. Zafar stressed that quacks and untrained medical persons should not be consulted by people for treatment and proper medical advice should be taken from the authorized doctors for hepatitis treatment.
Prof Dr Ghias-un-Nabi Tayyab, Dr Israr-ul-Haque Toor, MS Dr Mahmud Salah-Uddin and other medical experts highlighted the symptoms, complications and their treatment. They said that hepatitis had five different categories for which separate medicines were required. They said that unnecessary injections should be avoided and always new syringes should be used. Similarly, unverified blood transfusion and properly hygienic dentist and hairdressers’ tools should be ensured.
They also advised citizens to avoid extra medicines and undertake their blood tests at least twice a year so that any complication could be caught at the early stage. The walk was actively participated by doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and general public.

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