By: Sawan Khaskheli
BADIN:On the eve of International Cancer Day, blood disorders and cancer in Paeds clinic was inaugurated in Indus hospital Badin here on Thursday.The ceremony organized by Indus Hospital and Health Network was participated by Executive Director, medical services and senior consultant Paediatric Dr Shemol Ashraf, senior consultant, Dr Ali Akhtar,Head of Campus, Dr Muhammad Ikhlaque Khan, senior medical and medicine consultant, Dr Abbas Shah, Cardio specialist, Dr Arshad Khuwaja, Paeds specialist, Dr Sher Ali Nuhrio, Dr Shehzad Mallah, Dr Mukhtiar Khuwaja, prominent cancer specialists and hematologists, management of Indus hospital and journalists.The clinic was inaugurated by those two patients who defeated dangerous cancer disease.While addressing the event Executive Director of IHHN and senior consultant Paediatric, Dr Shemol Ashraf said the proper and countable number of those suffered of cancer was not available hence,the suffering kids were not numbered but according details through different sources children below the age of 18 more than 8 thousand were suffered of cancer each year in Pakistan.
Mr Shemol said there were only 14 hospitals across the country for diagnose and treatment of those children ailing cancer but Sindh was unknown about such centre.He said remedy in Pakistan was 20 to 25 percent comparing to developed countries of 80 percent saying that they were striving to boost up the approaches and expertise and such should be 70 percent remedy upto 2030. Mr Shemol said the increasing number of cancer patients was delay of diagnose,less approaches to rush to hospitals, lack of awareness and shortage of trained and well equipped personnel. He said in Korangi, Indus hospital has 80 beds unit of cancer and blood disorders where more than one thousand patients were treated including of those hailing from other provinces and Afghanistan. He said inauguration and initiating weekly clinic in Badin would facilitate treatment to children suffered from cancer and blood disorders. Mr Shemol said Indus hospital Karachi was providing modern heath facilities including Badin,12 other hospitals, four regional blood centers,four physical rehabilitation centres and primary care clinics.