Tuberculosis of abdomen in young females is very common due to malnutrition - Dr. Khalid Rasheed

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 Otsuka awareness campaign against Hepatitis

Tuberculosis of abdomen in young females is very
common due to malnutrition - Dr. Khalid Rasheed

KARACHI: Malnutrition in tuberculosis patients is a major problem and surgical patients are at high risk. TB of abdomen in young females is very common and it is because of malnutrition. Nutrition support has very important role in recovery after surgery. This was stated by Dr. Khalid Rasheed, Associate Professor of Surgery at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre/ Jinnah Sindh Medical University Karachi while performing Otsuka lucky draw held at Otsuka Head Office here on 20th June 2017. Syed Tariq Shahid, Director Marketing & Sales, Mr. Khalid Munir, Sales Head, Mr. Arshad Khan, Marketing Manager, Dr. Ammar Masood Dr. Uzma Mustafa and some other senior executives from Otsuka were also present on this occasion.


Dr. Khalid Rasheed, Associate Professor of Surgery at Jinnah Postgraduate
Medical Centre/ Jinnah Sindh Medical University Karachi performing
Otsuka lucky draw held at Otsuka Head Office here on 20th June 2017.

Continuing Dr Khalid Rasheed said that Fluid & Electrolytes is a delicate subject and there is a dire need to develop its complete and clear understanding among medical professionals. Quality of IV fluids is of great importance and Otsuka IV solutions are of good quality. Otsuka brought lot of changes in their IV Preparations and has also created awareness among masses and healthcare providers. He appreciated “Do not prick IV bottle, It can spread Hepatitis” campaign run by Otsuka Pakistan for the last many years. He urged that Pharmacists should be appointed in Pharmacies which will help the people to get quality products.  

Earlier Mr. Muhammad Arshad, Marketing Manager Otsuka Pakistan, highlighted the aims and objectives of Otsuka awareness campaign against Hepatitis. This continuing educational campaign he stated is being run to create awareness regarding hepatitis and to encourage ethical medical practices. We are playing our role as corporate citizen and Otsuka have designed IV bottles which do not need pricking.  Local data on needle stick injuries is being provided to the healthcare providers in printed form besides wall mounting on needle stick injuries besides provision of syringe cutters in various hospitals in the country. Print and electronic media is being used to convey the message bedsides seminars and lectures are being organized in various hospitals. Dr. Abida Riaz from Sheikh Zayed Hospital/Medical College Rahim Yar Khan was the lucky winner of a bumper prize for the Month of June 2017 draw. Other fifteen winners will get consolation prizes.