Dr. Farhan Zaheer performs Otsuka Lucky draw


 Otsuka awareness campaign against Hepatitis

Dr. Farhan Zaheer performs 
Otsuka Lucky draw

KARACHI: Healthcare professionals including nurses and paramedics needs to be constantly reminded to uphold professional ethics and follow the standard operating procedures. Pricking of IV infusion Bottles has become habit which will take time to give it up.This was stated Dr. Farhan Zaheer, Associate Professor of Surgery Civil Hospital Karachi. He was performing the Otsuka Lucky draw in connection with their campaign against Hepatitis spread, held at Otsuka Head Office on March 28th, 2016.

Dr. Farhan Zaheer from DUHS, Civil Hospital Karachi performing the 
Otsuka Lucky draw, held at Otsuka Head Office on March 28th, 2016.

Continuing Dr. Farhan Zaheer said that nurses and paramedics in particular need to be reminded again and again about the safe practices regarding the use of Intravenous Infusions so that it becomes a routine practice. In Pakistan pricking of IV bottles is one of the major causative factors for the spread of Hepatitis which has now become an epidemic. It is important that we should approach nursing schools, paramedics, technicians and OT staff to make them aware of the consequences of pricking of IV preparations. He appreciated the contributions of Otsuka in helping the healthcare professionals in various ways like provision of Syringe cutters, patient awareness literature, Jimmy’s Film show etc.Dr. Amin urged the Manufactures to have a point in the Bottles for insertion of medicines required to be added during surgical cases and also provide quality drip sets with the IV Bottles.

Mr. Hanif Sattar Chief Executive Officer of Otsuka Pakistan speaking at the occasion urged the concerned authorities to involve stakeholders before finalizing different policies and Gazette notifications will not serve the purpose. Step by step price increase is must for the survival of industry who spend a lot to provide quality products, he added.

Earlier Mr. Arshad Khan, Deputy Marketing Manager of Otsuka Pakistan highlighted the activities of Otsuka Pakistan to create awareness about Hepatitis spread. Using electronic and print media among the public and healthcare professionals.Every month sixteen lucky winners are selected through lucky draw from hundreds of entries received. Dr. Nuzhat Soomro from Sukkur was the lucky winner for the month of March 2016 draw.