Sindh Department of Health Committed to Reducing the Spread of Thalassemia
According to the Secretary of the Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority, Dr. Zahid Ansari, the genetic disease can be curbed to a great extent if thalassemia tests are administered before marriage. At the conference organized to spread awareness about this genetic disease, the aim was to educate the public about the nature of the disease and its dangers. Dr. Sagheer Ahmed, the guest of honor, was unable to participate in the event due to prior commitments. He was represented by I.D.O Dr. Zafar Ijaz. The event was well attended by participants from major blood-banks and the management staff of all hospitals. New ways to treat the disease and recent research on thalassemia were also discussed.