Thalassemia centres in the pipeline

Courtesy By: Daily Times

By Tanveer Sher

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Department plans to launch an awareness campaign against thalassemia, a blood disorder. The plan to establish thalassemia centres, under a public- private partnership, in Larkana, Nawabshah, Khairpur and Mitthi is in the pipeline.

This was announced by Sindh Health Secretary Mohammad Hussain Syed on Thursday, in his address at the concluding session of the 5th National Thalassemia Conference, organised by the Pakistan Thalassemia Federation (PTF) and the Sindh Health Department.

Eminent haematologist Dr Tahir Shamsi highlighted the media’s role in spreading awareness among the masses about thalassemia and its economic strain on the affected families.

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