AJK observes World Thalassemia Day to combat the diseases

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Altaf Hamid Rao;

MIRPUR, (Parliament Times): World Thalassemia Day was observed in Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) on Saturday with renewal of the pledge to utilize maximum possible resources to save the patients of thalassemia by ensuring regular transfusion of blood and other required treatment.

Special ceremonies were held in the public sector hospitals in various parts of AJK to observe the day while a special ceremony held to mark the day at Thalassaemia Treatment Centre located in DHQ Hospital Mirpur under the auspices of Young Doctors Association of Mirpur.

Speakers including the chief guest Dr. Tanveer Sadiq , Suregeon Dr. Ahmed Naeem Kiyanai, Chairman YDA Mirpur Dr. Khuram Hussain Shah, President YDA Dr. Gohar Latif Kaalis, President YDA MBBS College, De. Waqas Ahmed Neuro Suregon, Div. Director Information Deptt. Javed Mallik, Muhammad Wasim and Muhammad Zakir From Paramedical Association and others highlighted, on this occasion, the individual and collective role of the society including philanthropists to combat the disease of thalassemia with the coordination and cooperation of the state health institutions by raising awareness among the masses especially for undergoing the blood tests by both genders before marriages.

They underlined that a most modern Thalassemia Treatment Centre in AJK is functioning in Mirpur DHQ hospital since about past one decade providing the possible due latest treatment to the children suffering with Thalassemia disease.

The center, it may be added, was set up in collaboration with philanthropists engaged in serving the ailing humanity.

The emergence of the Thalassaemia Centre in Mirpur was the pilot project of the integrated plan chalked out to extend the latest medical treatment to thalassemia patients through establishment of special treatment centers in all ten DHQ hospitals in AJK under an integrated phased program.