Govt urged for proper im­ple­men­ta­tion of Tha­las­saemia Preven­tion Bill-2010

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PE­SHAWAR—Speak­ers in a sem­i­nar Satur­day urged gov­ern­ment for proper im­ple­men­ta­tion of tha­las­saemia Preven­tion Bill 2010 across KP. On the eve of International Tha­las­saemia Day, Hamza Foun­da­tion ar­ranged a sem­i­nar in Pe­shawar Press Club in which num­ber of tha­las­saemia pa­tients their par­ents, well known film di­rec­tor Ajab Gul and drama artists par­tic­i­pated.

Ad­dress­ing to the par­tic­i­pants Hamza Foun­da­tion Chair­man Ijaz Ali Khan shared that International tha­las­saemia Day ob­served on May 8 around the world aim­ing to cre­ate aware­ness among peo­ple re­gard­ing tha­las­saemia dis­ease and it pre­ven­tions. He said that they con­veyed a mes­sage through this pro­gram that ev­ery boy and girls should make a sim­ple he­mo­glo­bin elec­tro-phore­sis test be­fore en­gage­ment and play a vi­tal role for the elim­i­na­tion of tha­las­saemia dis­ease.

A to­tal of 958 tha­las­saemia pa­tients, 102 of he­mo­philia, 52 of blood cancer reg­is­tered in Hamza Foun­da­tion which they pro­vided fresh blood while the foun­da­tion also do­nated 81665 bags bloods to state run and pri­vate hospi­tals he said. He fur­ther said that 70567 bags bloods have do­nated by vol­un­teers which tested in com­put­er­ized lab­o­ra­tory of foun­da­tion and do­nated to needy and poor pa­tients free of cost.

The Chair­man also re­quested to Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Min­is­ter Pervez Khat­tak, Min­is­ter for Health Sehram Tarakai and Min­is­ter for Fi­nance Muza­far Siad to visit the hos­pi­tal and take pos­i­tive steps for the preven­tion of this dis­ease. He de­manded pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment for proper im­ple­men­ta­tion of tha­las­saemia Preven­tion Bill 2010 and pro­vide an of­fi­cial build­ing for the hos­pi­tal in city that the help-less peo­ple eas­ily get all treat­ment in one build­ing.

Hy­der­abad: The speak­ers of a walk against tha­las-saemia on Satur­day have called upon the gov­ern­ment to launch a mas­sive drive against tha­las­saemia like­wise po­lio erad­i­ca­tion cam­paign with ob­jec­tive to save pre­cious life of chil­dren. Around 0.1 mil­lion chil­dren are the vic­tims of tha­las­saemia Ma­jor while the dis­ease af­fect­ing six thou­sand chil­dren ev­ery year in Pak­istan be­cause of no aware­ness and pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures, they in­formed the par­tic­i­pants of the walk in front of Hy­der­abad Press Club. The walk was ar­ranged by Fa­timid Foun­da­tion Hy­der­abad in con­nec­tion with the World tha­las­saemia Day be­ing ob­served in the coun­try like other parts of the world.

It is pre­cau­tion­ary act to avert preva­lence of tha­las­saemia to fu­ture gen­er­a­tion, they said and added that such at­tempt could be ini­ti­ated in Pak­istan by con­duct­ing Haemoglobin and Elec­trophore­sis tests of the cou­ples be­fore mar­riages.

HY­DER­ABAD: Chil­dren hold­ing plac­ards dur­ing a rally or­ga­nized to mark the International Tha­las­saemia Day on Satur­day.

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