In order to publicize the different types of hepatitis, Dr. Ziauddin hospital organized a session interactive public awareness entitled "Finding Missing Millions" to mark global hepatitis. Professor Zaigham Abbas, head of the department of gastroenterology of the University and Ziauddin Hospital, has, in his information conference on this occasion, focused on the obstacles to the cure of hepatitis and the importance of screening and prevention.
He stated that an estimated number of patients with hepatitis in Pakistan indicated that about 14 million people had been exposed to hepatitis B and C. However, a- he said, the number of people infected with hepatitis was much higher in Sindh. and Baluchistan.
According to Dr. Abbas, one in five deaths in Sindh is due to hepatitis B and C or the complications caused by it. About 20% to 25% of the province's population suffers from hepatitis B or C.
In addition, he stated that hepatic steatosis was becoming another major health problem in Pakistan, with more than 10 million of people living with ignorant viral hepatitis nationwide. Without finding the diagnosis and linking them to care, they would continue to suffer, and lives would be lost.
He stressed the need to heighten public awareness of risk factors, the prevention and treatment of hepatitis B and C. the sensitization session, a documentary film about the control of the hepatitis B. Hepatitis was shown by Professor Abbas, and he highlighted the mode of spread of hepatitis B and C.
According to Professor Abbas, there are five major viruses of hepatitis. , B, C, D and E, and unfortunately all five hepatitis viruses are present in Pakistan. As it is quite obvious that the hepatitis virus directly attacks the patient's liver and that the liver is not functioning properly, there are many chances that the patient suffers from diseases such as ascites ( fluid in the abdomen)), cirrhosis (shrunken liver), liver cancer and renal failure.
In explaining the safety measures of hepatitis, he exclaimed that we can save ourselves by following the principle of health hygiene. "For hepatitis A and E, we should drink boiled water at home.Before eating vegetables and fruits, wash them properly.The biggest cause of hepatitis B , C and D is the transfer of blood from one body to the other.We must avoid using unsterilized equipment, a used syringe and a razor.We must avoid touch the blood or blood drops of other victims of hepatitis, "said the press release.
disease. The event was attended by a large number of participants, including students, doctors, paramedical staff from different universities and hospitals, NGOs, social activists and the general public.