Govt urged for proper implementation of Thalassaemia Prevention Bill-2010
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.