Experts stress pre-marital thalassaemia tests

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Experts stress pre-marital thalassaemia tests

National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in collaboration with Thalassaemia Awareness and Prevention in Pakistan (TAPP) organized a Seminar at its auditorium aiming to create awareness among students regarding thalassaemia. The Awareness Seminar was attended by a large number of students, faculty members and health experts.

Ayesha Abid, President, TAPP sharing her views on the occasion said that the testing for thalassaemia before getting hitched could save future generations from becoming patients of thalassaemia major. She also briefed students and other participants about the three different kinds of Thalassaemia and informed that more than 10 million people are carriers of the thalassaemia.

Dr. Faiza Fahim, Consultant Haematologist KRL Hospital presented detailed clinical aspects of thalassaemia. The young boys suffering from disease of thalassaemia also sang thalassaemia song.

Brig Azam Jamal, Director General while speaking on the occasion thankful to God for having a healthy active life and must pledge to join hands with people who are carrying out such mission to secure future generations. He told the students that all that learnt must share with their families, friends and peers in order to spread awareness about the disease.