rawalpindi - More than 15 million people are suffering from Hepatitis C are in Pakistan and the World Health Organisation has put the country on the list of red zone countries where more people are affecting from Hepatitis with each passing day.

“Hepatitis C is a curable decease and one can safe from the decease by adopting precautionary measures,” said Prof Dr Muhammad Umar, Principal Rawalpindi Medical College, while addressing the participants of an awareness walk organised to mark the World Hepatitis Day yesterday.

Besides the paramedical staff, doctors and nurses, the walk was participated by Dr Tayyab Saeed Akhtar and Prof Bushra Khaar. The walk started from Liver and Stomach Center and culminated at New Campus of RMC at Holy Family Hospital.

Addressing the participants, Prof Dr. Muhammad Umar said that the number of patients suffering from Hepatitis C have rose to 15 million in Pakistan and the WHO put the country on list of red zone countries because of high ratio of patients of the decease. He said that the Hepatitis B and C spread because of contaminated water, urging the people should drink clean and boiled water.

“The deceases also transmit from one to another person owing to using shaving machines, tooth brush and blood transfusion,” he said.

 He said that people should adopt precautionary measures to avoid transmission of the deceases. Dr Muhammad Umar said that now the scientists have invented the tablets for killing the germs of Hepatitis B and C from the blood.

The other participants also spoke on the occasion.