500 patients screened daily during health week

TAXILA:  Over 500 patients screened for epidemic and non-epidemic diseases on daily bases during the health week observed in tehsil Taxila from Monday. The health week was formally inaugurated here at Tehsil Headquarters Hospital (THQ) Taxila on Monday by local PML-N leader Syed Imran Shah. Medical Superintendent, Dr. Hooria Mohsin Syed  and deputy district officer health Dr Fareed Khan were also present on this occasion.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Mr Shah has said that present government is committed to provide better health facilities to the masses at their doorsteps and organizing such weeks are part of a healthy society so that masses should be examined for possible epidemic and non-epidemic diseases.

Medical Superintendent, Dr. Hooria Mohsin Syed while briefing on this occasion has said that the health week this would be continued till February   24 for screening of hepatitis and other no communicable diseases in all health units.  She added that over500 patients screened daily during ongoing health week being observed in the tehsil headquarters hospitals and rural health centers in tehsil Taxila.

She said that the camp would have a special counter for Mother and Child healthcare and provide free medical tests facility, treatment, medicines, vaccinations and consultation. She said that at the free camps, all patients, especially women and children would be provided medicines and immunized against different diseases. She informed that during the week, community-based social mobilization activities helped mothers of the area to recognize the value of good health and hygiene for both themselves and their children. These include safe delivery practices, exclusive breastfeeding up to six months, adequate nutrition and preventing disease. “ During the camp, expected mothers were also counseled on home-based treatments for diarrhea and given information about gaining access to basic community health services”. She added.