LAHORE – Chairperson Pakistan Society of Hematology (PSH), Dr Nisar Ahmed reveals 90% of Pakistani women and children are suffering from anaemia, pakistantribe.com reported.
According to Pakistan Tribe correspondent, Dr Nisar Ahmed said around 6 to 8 percent people in the country had been affected by the various blood-related disease and their cure is either unavailable or beyond the reach of patients.
Anaemia —blood deficiency, a condition of a body failing to produce red blood cells as these cells carry haemoglobin. They are responsible for transporting oxygen to various organs of the body; however, failure of this system will deteriorate the overall health of a person.
However, the need of the hour is that precautionary measures should introduce to protect the people from the blood-related diseases.
PSH works on promoting and fostering awareness about blood, blood-forming tissues, and other blood diseases in the country.
Dr Nisar said PSH has decided to conduct a symposium from February 16 to 18 aims at spreading awareness about the precautionary measures.
According to National Nutrition Survey of Pakistan 2011, 50.5 percent of childbearing women, 51 percent pregnant women and 62.1 percent of children have been affected by anaemia in the country.