LAHORE - Sir Ganga Ram Hospital New Delhi Liver Transplant Surgeon Dr Wassu Dewan said that prevalence of Hepatitis B and C was far less in India as compared to Pakistan.

Talking to the media after checking Hepatitis patients at Liver Clinic arranged by Pak Healthcare on Sunday, he said that lack of access to clean drinking water was the main reason behind alarming increase in Hepatitis B and C cases.

Dr Aziz-ur-Rehman was also present. Indian surgeon inspected hundreds of patients come from all over the country on the first day of two day camp. Free medical camp will conclude on Monday (today).

Dr Wassu Dewan said that there was need of taking practical steps at government level to check fast spreading hepatitis. He said India had made great progress in liver transplantation which was benefitting the entire Asia in general and Pakistan in particular.

He said that Indian Health experts had introduced a new medicine which was a good omen for hepatitis patients. He said that patients from Pakistan were going to India for liver transplantation. He said that Pakistan was 10 years behind India in liver transplantation. He offered free training to Pakistan doctors for enabling them to carryout liver transplantation.

Workshops

Post Graduate Medical Institute Principal Prof Anjum Habib Vohra has said that workshops are helpful in enhancing the capabilities and increasing the professional ability of young doctors.

He was addressing the concluding ceremony of one-day training workshop on echocardiography at Lahore General Hospital on Sunday. Prof Ghias-un-Nabi Tayyab, Prof Farah Shafi, Dr Amir Raza, Dr Tahir Islam and Dr Rafaad delivered lectures on diagnostic techniques through echocardiography.

Prof Anjum Habib Vohra said that the advancement in medical sciences and new interventions has made diagnosis easy but the doctors needed perfection in new techniques. He said that learning was a continuous process and a professional always remain busy to update his knowledge.

He advised senior doctors to document research work for the future guidance of new comers. Certificates were also distributed among the participants.–Staff Repoeter