KARACHI- Voicing concern that diseases such as hepatitis and breast cancer are assuming alarming proportion, Sindh Health Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahr has stressed the need for launching awareness campaigns about the diseases among the masses.
This he stated during his visit to Dow University of Health Sciences’ (DUHS) Ojha Campus. The DUHS vice chancellor Prof Dr Masood Hameed Khan and heads of other departments were also present on the occasion.
Describing Ojha Institute as one of the best institutions in the country, the minister said that DUHS should extend its services in all districts of Sindh.
He said government will leave no stone unturned in providing assistance to the institution.
Briefing the minister about the DUHS, Prof Masood Hameed said that 100-bed hospital for liver transplantation would start functioning soon, while 500-bed hospital for treatment of various other diseases was already functioning.
He said that the latest technology was being used for liver transplantation at the DUHS and 4000 lab tests were being conducted daily.
Dow University spreading over 130 acres of land is visited by 5000 patients daily, the vice chancellor said, adding that 35 Ph Ds are associated with the university.
Earlier, the minister visited out-patient department of TB, Nursing Institute, Learning Resource Centre, Multi Disciplinary Lab, Employees Colony, Molecular Pathology laboratory.