Otsuka awareness campaign against Hepatitis

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 Otsuka awareness campaign against Hepatitis

Use of Double gloves should be advised as
preventive measures-Dr. Shakira Perveen

KARACHI: Use of Double gloves should be advised and promoted as preventive measure which will help to control needle stick and other injuries which are very common in our daily practice. Use of Preventive strategy is the best option to control Hepatitis and other communicable diseases in Pakistan when we are facing problems like poverty and illiteracy. Our focus should be on prevention instead of treatment. This was stated by Dr. Shakira Perveen Associate Professor Gynae Unit-III Dow University of Health Sciences & Civil Hospital Karachi. She was performing the Otsuka Lucky draw in connection with Otsuka awareness campaign against Hepatitis held at Otsuka Head Office on 25th March 2015. Mr. Habib Navaid, Senior Director Marketing, Mr. Khalid Munir, Business Unit Manager Mr. Muhammad Arshad, Deputy Marketing Manager. Mr. Moinuddin Ansari Product Manager and other members of Marketing & Sales were also present at the occasion.


Dr. Shakira Perveen performing the Otsuka Lucky draw in connection with
Otsuka awareness campaign against Hepatitis held at Otsuka Head
Office on 25th March 2015.

Continuing Dr. Shakira Perveen said that public awareness programmes are need of the hour and Pharma companies can play an important role in this regard. Do not prick IV infusion Bottle campaign has been very effective with the result that  pricking of IV infusion bottles has decreased. She appreciated the efforts of Otsuka Pakistan to create awareness regarding these dangerous practices and urged other manufacturers to come forward and play their role in this noble cause.

Earlier, Mr. Mooinuddin stated that Otsuka has designed IV bottles which do not need pricking. We assure to provide quality products according to the needs in ready to use form for our consumers. Local data on needle stick injuries is being provided to the healthcare providers in printed form besides wall mounting on needle stick injuries and provision of syringe cutters in various hospitals in the country, he added. Dr. Sajid from DHQ Hospital Vehari was the lucky winner of a Bumper prize for the Month of March 2015 draw. Other fifteen winners will get consolation prizes.

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