LAHORE - A free diabetes camp is going to be held at Lahore General Hospital (LGH) this Saturday, in a connection with the World Diabetes Day, wherein 1000 patients would be facilitated for all kinds of necessary medical free of cost.

Presiding over a meeting on Thursday, Post Graduate Medical Institute Principal and LGH Prof Dr Anjum Habib Vohra informed that medical experts, at the camp, would guide and aware the patients and their attendants about the preventive measures against the disease.

He added that an awareness walk and seminar would also be held in which doctors, nurses, student nurses, paramedical staff and prominent political and social figures would also participate.

The meeting was attended by LGH MS Dr Junaid Mirza, Diabetes Specialist Dr Imran Hassan Khan, Dr Salman Shakeel and other senior doctors.

Prof Vohra further said that separate counters would be established for male and female patients at the camp, organised by Medical Unit One, to be held on November 22.

“Patients will not be charged token fee, instead, they would be given prizes by the pharmaceutical companies having their stalls on this occasion,” he added.

He said that doctors from departments of Surgery, Urology, Medial, Gynecology, Eye and Pediatrics would also be available at the camp to guide the diabetic patients and provide them consultancy. The hospital administration has also finalized arrangements to save the computerized data of all the diabetes patients coming to LGH on November 22 and after, he continued.

Dr Imran Hassan Khan said that diabetes had become a fast spreading disease and its major causes were overeating; avoiding physical exercise; and history of the disease in family.

He said that doctors should also aware the patients about the preventive measures while giving them the treatment. He emphasized the young doctors to focus on knowledge and research in order to rid modern diseases of current age.