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40% population suffering from bone-related diseases

08 December, 2012

KARACHI: Orthopaedic can take place due to various reasons, including deficiency of calcium, vitamin D, fewer intake of milk and due to less exposure of sun rays and more than 40 percent population of Pakistan are suffering from bone relevant diseases, which is an alarming situation.

This was informed by the Organising Committee of Pak Orthocon Chairman Prof Asadullah Mahar, while addressing a media briefing regarding conference of 26th International Pak Orthocon 2012 featuring evolution and innovation, held here at a local hotel on Friday.

The conference is organised by Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chandka Medical College of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutoo Medical University Larkana, which will continue till December 9.

On the occasion, Organising Committee Co-Chairman Dr Manzoor Ahmed Memon, Secretary Dr Zamir Ahmed Soomro, Patron Prof Ali Muhammad Ansari and Co-ordinator Prof Anisuddin Bhatti were also present.

Chairman further said that disability ratio was increasing mainly due to traffic mishaps and marriage among cousins. He said that people should avoid marriage with first blood relation and should be very careful while driving and crossing roads.

"Training of Orthopaedic staff, including doctors, nurses and others is need of the hour to tackle situation accurately."

Trauma centre should be establish in every city, where access for citizen should be easy, he said adding that government had establish many centres relevant to Orthopaedic, which did not get success due to different reasons including deficiency of funds. "Timely treatment is necessary in this regard," he said

He said, "Elimination of disease is possible without surgery for only newly born baby, whereas, adult surgery is compulsory." Instant treatment for injured people of bomb blast, fire incidents, accidents and other harmful happenings was very necessary to avoid orthopaedic diseases, Mahar added.

Mahar said that there were 10 pre-conference workshops, nine at Karachi, one at Lahore, which provided hands on training to the junior consultants, specialists, post graduates and other Orthopaedic surgeons. Almost 13 foreign speakers were also taking part in this conference from different countries including USA, Germany, Egypt, Canada, Malaysia and UAE, he added.

Mahar further asserted, "Foreigners will also express their views to create awareness among people regarding disease in the shed light of their experiences. There were ten states of art lectures 25 invited lectures 90 free papers and 10 e-posters in this conference, he said.

Chairman expressed that the conference would provide attendees the latest developments and knowledge to orthopaedic community in Pakistan. "It would be source of interaction to increase knowledge and clear queries regarding the orthopaedic problems," he added.


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