Benefits of accessing medical facilities in Pakistan stressed – By Farhana Chowdhury at Khallej Times come

24 October 2011

DUBAI — Medical experts from the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi (AKUH) in Pakistan hosted a seminar at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai, on Saturday where they shared information on diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases in the presence of about 90 attendees.Dr Salman Adil, Consultant Hematologist and Oncologist and Dr Muneer Amanullah, Consultant Congenital and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon spoke on a series of topics in their fields of expertise and explained the benefits of accessing medical facilities in Pakistan.“The Emirati population here is affected by Thalassaemia, an inherited blood-related disorder. There is a carrier rate of 78 per cent among Emiratis. The treatment for Thalessaemia involves transfusion services in the region,  but these patients eventually require bone marrow transplant for a curative long-term treatment, which is not readily available,” said Dr Adil.

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