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Free screening camp on World Hepatitis Day
On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, the Department of Gestroenrology and Hepatology at the Shaikh Zayed Hospital organised a free screening camp, walk and a public awareness seminar. The purpose of this seminar was to provide information to public regarding prevention and treatment of hepatitis. The participants were offered free hepatitis screening tests. More than 500 people underwent free screening for hepatitis B and C.
A large number of people, including doctors, nurses, paramedics and medical students, participated in the hepatitis awareness walk which was led by the Chairman and Dean Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal, Prof (R) Anwar A Khan and Prof Altaf Alam. While addressing the seminar, Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal, Prof (R) Anwar A Khan and Prof Altaf Alam stressed upon the need for aggressive measures that need to be taken for prevention of hepatitis and creating awareness regarding the vital role of liver transplantation.http://bit.ly/o2FErH