KARACHI - Renowned Hematologist Dr Saqib Hussain Ansari on Monday demanded the government to ensure implementation on Thalassemia Prevention Bill.

Addressing a high-level meeting of the Omair Sana Foundation (OSF) here, he said that educational institutions should also play their role in creating awareness in the society in connection with prevention of Thalassemia. He said the sole purpose for establishing the Foundation was to eliminate the disease and create awareness among masses in this regard. Ansari further said that since its establishment, OSF had taken numerous measures to prevent the disease from spreading. He elaborated that the Foundation had also arranged Thalassemia screening in the University of Karachi where more blood samples of more than 5000 students are screened.  He vowed to eliminate the disease from the society. Ansari also praised the non-governmental organisations for their contribution in creating awareness about the disease. He called upon all segments of the society to actively participate in the campaign to eradicate the disease.