Hospital Management and Healthcare providers can play an important role in control of Hepatitis spread - Dr. Sonia Naqvi

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 Otsuka awareness campaign against Hepatitis

Hospital Management and Healthcare providers
can play an important role in control
of Hepatitis spread - Dr. Sonia Naqvi

KARACHI: Hospital Administration and Healthcare providers jointly can play an important role in prevention of Hepatitis and other communicable diseases by ensuring proper disposal of Hospital waste which can be reused if not disposed properly. This was stated by Dr. Sonia Naqvi, Professor of Gynae & Obs. Sir Syed College of Medical Sciences/Hospital, Karachi while performing Otsuka lucky draw held at Otsuka Head Office here on 27th September, 2017. Mr. Khalid Munir, Sales Head, Mr. Arshad Khan, Marketing Manager, Dr. Ammar Masood, and some members of Marketing and Sales team from Otsuka were also present on this occasion.


Dr. Sonia Naqvi Professor of Gynae & Obs. Sir Syed College of Medical Sciences/Hospital, Karachi performing
Otsuka lucky draw held at Otsuka
Head Office here on 27th September, 2017.

Continuing Dr.  Sonia Naqvi said that Fluid & Electrolytes is a delicate subject and there is a dire need to develop its complete and clear understanding among medical professionals especially GPs. Quality of IV fluids is of great importance and Otsuka IV solutions are of good quality. Pricking of IV bottle is still very common practice in our healthcare facilities which need continuous awareness about its complications. She also appreciated “Do not prick IV bottle, It can spread Hepatitis” campaign run by Otsuka Pakistan for the last many years.  She was of the view that role of pharmacies is very important for provision of quality products to the Patients. There are complaints of change of products at pharmacies even prescribed by brand name for some financial gains which must be discouraged, she added.

Earlier Mr. M. Arshad, Deputy Marketing Manager Otsuka Pakistan in his welcome remarks said that quality is our main concern and we do not compromise on quality of our products. He pointed out that this continuing educational campaign is being run since last fifteen 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.  Bhunesta from Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi   was the lucky winner of a bumper prize for the Month of September, 2017 draw. Other fifteen winners will get consolation prizes.

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