KARACHI - Residents of the Karachi University (KU) campus are being infected with liver disorders due to the supply of contaminated water to the KU, as KU clinic has advised many patients, residing in the campus, to get their Liver Function Test (LFT) and Serum Glutamic Pyruvic Transaminase (SGPT), The Nation learnt on Monday. Nearly, 80 patients visit out-patient department of the KU clinic with different complaints of illness, while these days majority patients are coming with symptoms of liver problems and they are being recommended to get tested their LFT and SGPT tests, a source said. He said, Supply of unhygienic and contaminated water in the campus was the major cause of this problem, while the KU administration was not heeding over the issue. Many people use water filter in the campus, while the filthy water forced the residents to change filter early within one month. Usually water filters are changed in six months. About five years back, typhoid was on the rise in the KU campus due to the supply of contaminated water; at that time the KU administration was advised by some experts to get conduct the water test to find out reasons of typhoid, but the administration did not take any step. According to some health organisations, the LFT and SGPT are designed to give information about the state of a patients liver. Most liver diseases cause only mild symptoms initially, but it is vital that these diseases be detected early. These are usually measured clinically as a part of a diagnostic liver function test, to determine liver health. When Medical Officer KU Clinic, Dr Nadeem-uz-Zaman, was contacted by The Nation to know about the issue, he said that the issue of contaminated water and liver disorders was not associated with the KU only because it was the national issue as the whole nation was suffering with different diseases due to contaminated water. He said that there was dire need to hold mass awareness campaign not only in the campus but also out side the campus, telling them about the difference between hygienic and unhygienic water. Such campaigns can bring massive change in the lives of citizens, he added. Citizens must know how to treat water if it is contaminated. There is dire need to enhance publics standard of living. We are trying to provide all medicine at the KU to facilitate the campus residents, he said.