To mark World Health Day, a special awareness seminar was organized on Friday at Fatima Jinnah Medical University.
Caretaker Provincial Health Ministers Dr Javed Akram and Dr Jamal Nasir participated as special guests, while Vice Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Medical University Prof. Dr Khalid Masood Gondal, Pro Vice Chancellor Prof. Kamran, Dr. Yahya Gulzar from the World Health Organization and Dr Naeem Majeed from the Bill Gates Foundation also participated.
VC Fatima Jinnah Medical University Dr Gondal highlighted the importance of World Health Day in his address. He stated that health is a priceless blessing and the provision of health facilities is the basic right of every human being.
He warned that the government of Pakistan will have to provide better health facilities in terms of population, given that the country will have the 3rd largest population in the world within the next twenty years. The people of Pakistan must be provided with better health facilities in terms of population he maintained, adding that self-medication is a very dangerous process.
According to research, 29% of Pakistan’s population is suffering from diabetes. The provincial health minister said that infrastructure must be improved to provide better health facilities to the public. He added that the month of Ramazan has presented a chance to improve lifestyles.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 8th, 2023.