LKMWT's blood screen­ing camp

The Financial Daily - - NATIONAL -

KARACHI: A free blood screen­ing camp for Hep­ati­tis B and C along with Com­plete Blood Count (CBC) was con­ducted by Latif Ka­pa­dia Memo­rial Wel­fare Trust (LKMWT) for The Hu­nar Foun­da­tion (THF). This drive was ar­ranged in col­lab­o­ra­tion with ISO Cer­ti­fied and RIQAS ac­cred­ited, Doc­tors Lab and the Di­ag­nos­tic Cen­tre, says a Press re­lease.

The blood screen­ing camp was held at the Karachi In­sti­tutes of the THF, with the core pur­pose ed­u­cat­ing stu­dents and to spread aware­ness about the Pre­ven­tion, erad­i­ca­tion and screen­ing of HEP B and C within the com­mu­nity and in ad­di­tion to be also screened out for di­etary and hered­i­tary ane­mia, such as Iron De­fi­ciency, B12 De­fi­ciency Ane­mia and Tha­lassemia mi­nor.

The camps were held in two ses­sions, one on the Septem­ber 22, at the Delhi Mer­can­tile So­ci­ety Tech­ni­cal In­sti­tute (DMSTI) boys cam­pus, and the other at the Cen­tral Vo­ca­tional In­sti­tute (CVI), girls cam­pus on Oc­to­ber 6.

Com­ment­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Ms Naeema Ka­pa­dia of LKMWT, said, "Hep­ati­tis has emerged as a fa­tal epi­demic in our coun­try in the past decade. How­ever, there still may be hun­dreds and thou­sands of vi­ral Hep­ati­tis pa­tients in Pak­istan who are un­aware of their sta­tus. Thou­sands of peo­ple lose their lives, an­nu­ally in the prime of their life, who can be saved by proper screen­ing and treat­ment, which is now very cost-ef­fec­tive.

She added that, the prime fo­cus of this blood screen­ing is to ed­u­cate peo­ple on how easy it is to be tested. THF is com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing that their stu­dents will not only be sound vo­ca­tion­ally but Healthy as well. Pre­ven­tion is bet­ter than cure!

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