Wednesday September 22, 2021

‘Hepatitis can lead to wide range of health problems’

July 27, 2021

LAHORE:Senior Physician of Gastroenterology & Consultant of PGMI/Lahore General Hospital Dr Israr ul Haq Toor has pointed out that hepatitis inflammation in the liver can lead to a wide range of health problems including liver cancer.

He added that five main strains of hepatitis virus A, B, C, D, & E are globally known for which it is much important to go for in-time screening of this disease. He further asked the doctors that apart from treatment they must concentrate on creating awareness among patients to remain careful and adopt precautionary measures in this regard. He expressed these views while delivering a special lecture to the medical students in which he said that raising awareness about screening for the prevention of the growing disease of hepatitis (black jaundice) in Pakistan is the need of the hour otherwise it is not possible to reduce the cost of treatment and mortality rate. Similarly, the symptoms of hepatitis do not appear immediately but death can happen in 20 seconds due to hepatitis complications which is a terrible thing to deal with and that’s why citizens should ensure proper treatment well in time. Consultant LGH Dr Israr pointed out that Punjab has better healthcare system and easy availability of diagnostic facilities as compared to other areas of the country.