KARACHI: Memon Medical Institute Hospital (MMI Hospital) organized Hepatitis C Free Screening Camp on August 19, 2017 and August 26, 2017 in Gadap, District Malir. The objective of the camp was to address the growing Hepatitis C disease in the locality and to create awareness among the local residents about this life-threatening disease.
The camp was attended by not only the residents of the area but also from remote areas of Gadap. During the camp, over 1300 people screened for the disease and out of that 336 patients are found with Hepatitis C positive i.e. 25%.
Patients diagnosed Hepatitis C positive in the camp will be treated free of charge with the support of donors.
The event was also attended by Mr. Abdul Hakeem Baloch, MNA from the area who greatly appreciated the efforts of MMI Hospital. He said that Hepatitis is a very growing disease in the rural area of Sindh and he is very keen to provide all support to curb this disease.
A public awareness seminar was conducted in the camp which was attended by large numbers of local residents. During his presentation, Dr. Shoaib Siddiq – Gastroenterologist emphasized that Hepatitis C is a life threatening disease and we all have to take this disease more seriously.