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October 3, 2016

‘Endoscopic ultrasound can help cure many diseases’


October 3, 2016


The first international three-day 'Endoscopy Ultrasound and ERCP Workshop', organised jointly by Lahore General Hospital and Asian Endoscopy Ultrasound Group, has ended.

According to a press release issued here on Sunday, Post Graduate Medical Institute and Lahore General Hospital Principal Prof Ghiasun Nabi Tayyab said that endoscopic ultrasound was a modern medical technique which was very useful for diagnose and cure of many diseases, including the complications relating to liver, stomach and pancreas.

He termed the workshop a great success and said that it would bring about healthy trend among the medical doctors throughout the world to focus on adopting modern methods of treatment for diseases. He said a large number of local and international experts on the subject of diseases relating to liver and stomach directly imparted training of endoscopic ultrasound and ERCP to junior doctors at Lahore General Hospital (LGH) during the event. The experts, including Dr Muhammad Khalid Hassan from Florida Hospital, Orlando and Dr Ali Ahmed Siddiqui from University of Pennsylvania, the USA, delivered lectures. Fifty patients' free endoscopy ultrasound tests were also conducted during the workshop, and the process was shown live to the participants through CC cameras. The event was organised by Dr Israr Ul Haque Toor, Dr Gias Ul Hassan, Dr Asif Gul and Dr Bilal Nasir of LGH.

awareness drive: Female students of Institute of Communication Studies (ICS), University of the Punjab organised an awareness campaign in Hassan Town to draw attention of the union council towards poor hygiene and educate locals about basic health and hygiene in the UC. Talking to the media, the campaign coordinator, Syeda Ammarah Bano, said: “The union council of the area has not paid attention to the health conditions. Heaps of garbage and open gutters could be seen. The purpose of the campaign conducted by the students is to bring attention of the union council towards poor hygiene in the area and educate locals about basic health”. The campaign was conducted under the supervision of Nasir Mumtaz. Free soap samples and free juices were distributed among the participants and washing activity was conducted among children. Stories related to health and hygiene, candies and balloons were distributed among children. Many people especially women and children participated in the campaign and appreciated the efforts of the ICS students. VIP guest was Director In charge, ICS, Madam Nosheena Saleem.


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