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More than 40 Percent Pakistani Suffering from Bone Diseases

Bone Diseases in Pakistan

Pakistan, Health News : More than 40 percent population of Pakistan is suffering from bone related diseases, which is an alarming situation. Orthopedic can take place due to various reasons, including deficiency of calcium, vitamin D, low-intake of milk and low exposure of sun rays.

This was informed by the Organising Committee of Pak Orthocon Chairman Prof Asadullah Mahar, while addressing a media briefing regarding conference of 26th International Pak Orthocon 2012 featuring evolution and innovation, held here at a local hotel.

The 3-day conference organized by Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chandka Medical College of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutoo Medical University Larkana, concluded on Sunday.

On the occasion, Organizing Committee Co-Chairman Dr. Manzoor Ahmed Memon, Secretary Dr Zamir Ahmed Soomro, Patron Prof Ali Muhammad Ansari Umair Ahmed of pharm evo and Coordinator Prof Anisuddin Bhatti were also present.

He further said that disability ratio was increasing mainly due to traffic mishaps and marriages among cousins. He said that people should avoid marriage with first blood relation and should be very careful while driving and crossing roads.

“Training of Orthopedic staff, including doctors, nurses and others is need of the hour to tackle situation accurately.”

Trauma center should be established in every city, where access for citizen should be easy, he said adding that government had establish many centers relevant to Orthopedic, which did not get success due to different reasons including deficiency of funds. “Timely treatment is necessary in this regard,” he said

He said, “Elimination of disease is possible without surgery for only newly born baby, whereas, adult surgery is compulsory.” Instant treatment for injured people of bomb blast, fire incidents, accidents and other harmful happenings was very necessary to avoid orthopedic diseases, Mahar added.

There were 10 pre-conference workshops, nine at Karachi, one at Lahore, which provided hands on training to the junior consultants, specialists, post graduates and other Orthopedic surgeons. Almost 13 foreign speakers also took part in this conference from different countries including USA, Germany, Egypt, Canada, Malaysia and UAE. (PPI)

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