Awareness programmes should also cover Paramedics, Vaccinators and LHV’s - Dr. Masoom Raza Mirza

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 Otsuka awareness campaign against Hepatitis

Awareness programmes should also
cover Paramedics, Vaccinators and
LHV’s - Dr. Masoom Raza Mirza

KARACHI: Pricking of I.V Infusion bottle used to be very common practice few years ago but due to awareness programs there has been some improvement. Hazards of other pricking like injection therapy and reuse of syringes needs to be taken care off. This was stated by Dr. Masoom Raza Mirza, Consultant General Surgeon, Professor & Head Dept. of Surgery Hamdard College of Medicine & Dentistry Hamdard University Hospital Karachi while performing Otsuka Lucky draw held at Otsuka Head Office on 29th November 2017. Mr. Tariq Shahid Director Marketing & Sales of Otsuka Pakistan, Mr. Khalid Munir, Sales Head, Mr. Muhammad Arshad Khan, Dr. Ammar, Dr. Uzma Mustafa, Dr. Arooj Aslam and some members of sales team from Otsuka were also present on this occasion.


Dr. Masoom Raza Mirza performing Otsuka Lucky draw held at
Otsuka Head Office in Karachi on November 29th, 2017.

Dr. Masoom Raza Mirza further said that major disease burden comes from Quacks besides Vaccinators and Lady Health Visitors who have established their clinics in rural and far flung areas. Awareness programmes for these people must be arranged so that they are not source of spread of diseases. Awareness is the best option to control Hepatitis and other communicable diseases spread and for this we have to change the attitude of healthcare providers besides education of uneducated population of our rural and suburb areas. He commended the efforts being made by Otsuka Pakistan to educate the healthcare professionals and public.

Mr. Arshad highlighted the activities of Savior’s Club, aims and objectives of Otsuka awareness campaign and pointed out that this continuing educational campaign is being run since many years to create awareness regarding hepatitis and to encourage ethical medical practices. Print and electronic media is being used to convey the message bedsides seminars and lectures are being organized in various hospitals, printed material regarding needle stick injuries, and syringe cutters are also provided in healthcare facilities, he added. Dr. Khan Muhammad from Mir Pur Khas was the lucky winner for the month of November 2017 draw.

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