Published On: Fri, Mar 11th, 2016

Treatment by quacks causing kidney failure: Experts


LAHORE: Medical Superintendent Mayo Hospital Dr Amjad Shehzad said that people should control blood pressure and diabetes to avoid kidney diseases while treatment by quacks and unqualified hakims was causing kidney failure.

He said that doctors were serving the patients despite limited resources. He said that in spite of heavy rush of patients, services of doctors and nurses were appreciable.

He stated this in a seminar held under the aegis of Department of Nephrology, King Edward Medical University in connection with World Kidney Day at Mayo Hospital.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Faisal Masood inaugurated free camp set up for kidney patients.

Addressing the seminar, Prof, Faisal Masood said that creating awareness about diseases among the people was essential so that they should get medical checkup on regular basis.

He said that timely diagnoses and early treatment could help in controlling diseases. Faisal Masood further said that failure of kidney of any person was not less than a tragedy for a family.

Head of Department of Nephrology Prof. Muhammad Anees said that Nephrology Department had been formally working since 2013 and it had produced five nephrologists so far. He said that his department was providing training facilities for fellowship.

Earlier, former Director General Health and MS Mayo Hospital Dr. Zahid Pervaiz also addressed the seminar.

Prof. Faisal Masood said that well-to-do persons should give more donations in Pakistan and they had provided crores of rupees for dialysis machines and development works in Mayo Hospital.

Prof. Irshad Hussain Qureshi, Prof. Muhammad Athar, Associate Prof. Irfan ul Haq and other senior doctors attended the seminar.

Later, Prof. Masood led an awareness walk inside Mayo Hospital in which students of King Edward Medical University, doctors and nurses of the hospital participated. –APP


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