Thalassemia and Hepatitis B and C awareness seminar
KARACHI: Ali Habib medical centre, Naya Nazimabad, and Hussaini Blood Bank organized a seminar to raise awareness Thalassemia and Hepatitis B and C. Addressing the seminar Dr. Agha Umer Daraz, Chief Pathalogist Hussaini Blood Bank said that Thalassemia is the commonest inherited disorder in Pakistan, over 5000 affected children who born annually with Thalassemia major, meaning 7 affected children born each day in Pakistan. He further added that the screening of Thalassemia and Hepatitis need to be mandatory before marriage to prevent this disease.
Asad Ali, CEO of Hussaini Blood Bank said that Thalassemia is a preventable disease, and our hope lies in adopting a preventive program as prevention is better than cure. He further added that Hussaini Blood is providing free of cost services to all its patients including testing.
Speaking at the occasion, Muhammad Talha, President Naya Nazimabad Gymkhana shared vision of the Chairman Arif Habib to make Naya Nazimabad free of Thalassemia and Hepatitis and for this purpose Hussaini Blood Bank will provide periodic free of cost screening at different Blocks of Naya Nazimabad.
Further, special discount shall also be given to the residents of Naya Nazimabad on all tests including sample collection from home.
Dr. Lubna, CMO of Ali Habib Medical Center in her address explained importance to spread knowledge and awareness among the masses.