War against diabetes should be on dengue pattern: Principal

Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI)Prof. Ghias un Nabi Tayyab has said that to ensure diabetes free Pakistan all segments of the society should work on war-footings against the disease on the pattern of dengue.

He expressed these views while addressing training workshop on diabetes in Surgical Department of Lahore General Hospital where Prof. Farooq Afzal, Prof. Afsar Ali Bhatti, Prof.  Sikandar Hayat Gondal, Prof. Imran Hassan Khan, Dr. Maliha Hameed, Dr. Fatima Hamdani and Dr. Salman Shakeel also addressed and imparted training to doctors, medical students of Ameer Uddin Medical College, nurses and Para medical staff on diabetes.

Prof. Ghias un Nabi Tayyab said that unfortunately the public awareness was not up to the mark and people were caught of diabetes easily. He said that this disease is called mother of problems as the victim has to face a number of other of complications as well.

Principal PGMI said that diabetes patient is in danger from head to toe and they should specially care about their feet and save them from any worm or injury. He also called upon the young doctors to focus the latest research on diabetes and make part it of their medical treatment.  Prof. Tayyab said that Punjab Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif had taken a number of initiatives in the field of health and special steps had been taken to provide relief to the masses while separate clinics have been established in public hospital for diabetic patients.

Other medical experts in their training lectures asked the doctors and medical staff to fully observe the laid down procedure for the diabetic patients. They said that apart from medical treatment counseling of patients is also of great importance. Diet, exercise and other precautionary measures could play an important role in the recovery of diabetes, they added.