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Call for awareness on hepatitis, fistula prevention

RAJSHAHI:  Health experts and medical practitioners at a seminar in Rajshahi observed wide-ranging mass-awareness could be the effective means of reducing the number of patients sufferings from hepatitis B and fistula.
Terming the diseases as social burden they viewed collective effort has become a crucial need to free the society from the burden. Rajshahi Medical College (RMC) organized the seminar on prevention of hepatitis B and fistula in its auditorium yesterday aimed at creating awareness among medical students and others concerned so that they can disseminate their ideas to the public in general.
With Prof Dr Masum Habib, Principal of RMC, in the chair, Associate Professor (Physiology) Dr Obaidullah Ebne Ali, Associate Professor (Gynecology) Dr Shipra Chowdhury, Assistant Professor (Hepatology) Dr Harunur Rashid spoke on the occasion.
The speakers elaborated the importance of mass awareness to prevent the deadly virus. They said the majority of people infected with hepatitis are unaware, undiagnosed and untreated due to lack of awareness.
Emphasizing the need of increasing awareness, health experts said despite its staggering toll on health, hepatitis remains a group of diseases that are largely unknown, undiagnosed and untreated Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver, an irritation or swelling of the liver cells. There are many causes of hepatitis which include viral infections A, B and C that most of us have heard of, but also the disease also includes auto-immune hepatitis, fatty liver hepatitis, alcoholic hepatitis and toxin induced hepatitis.
Prof Dr Masum Habib underscored the need for hygienic disposal and management of medical wastes which is vital for safe public health. Reckless dumping and sale of medical wastes continue poses serious threat to public health as serious diseases including Hepatitis B can easily be transmitted if wastes' collectors are injured while handling the wastes especially needles.

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Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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