World Health Day is marked annually on the seventh of April to highlight the importance of significance and a healthful lifestyle of consciousness regarding it. This year Shaukat Khanum Hospital and Research Center is also celebrating world health day alongside other hospitals of the world. The day gets universal medical coverage! Everybody, everywhere’. The idea is relevant to developing nations like Pakistan.As to some extent, wellness stands last in the list of priorities of an ordinary person.These views were expressed by Dr. Faisal Sultan, Chief Executive Officer of the hospital while talking to media persons in hospital on the occasion of the World Health Day.
He explained that Health is everybody’s business and in their interest. No real changes occur if society at large is involved. The improvement in health parameters has happened in the West due to enhancements in sectors other than health like sanitation, health education, and awareness. Sadly, we’re currently lagging far behind in this subject, and also definitive evidence of this is an illness which usually spreads due to inadequate sanitation. It travels through faces to the sewer system and onward into the drinking water source, reaches the human body.
Once typhoid germs were drugs susceptible in our country, but over time, it became a drug-resistant bacterium, and we’re left with only 1 or 2 options of medication to cope with typhoid, which can be an alarming situation. In fact, instead of medicine, improved sanitation is a real solution to deal with these kinds of diseases, which sadly can be a neglected problem in Pakistan.
Nevertheless, there’s more merely to improve the health sector. It concerns general education, wellness education, food supply security, great municipal administration, to name only a few, and on a big scale, it’s called one wellness concept that covers not only human health but the environment and animal health as well.
He further added that Awareness about the way of life and its prerequisites is very significant in the age of social networking and false or fake news. We see people believing lots of wrong info regarding vaccinations along with other health problems. The capability to search for correct and scientifically valid info is even more significant today.
Dr. Faisal explained that on this World Health Day, we have to analyze and find out what’re the significant health hazards within our country. We’re yet to combat malnutrition, maternal and child mortality diseases, infections of several types including tuberculosis, hepatitis, mental wellness along with other issues.
As a developing country, while we face infections as well as their impact, we also face non-invasive diseases like diabetes mellifluous and kidney diseases.
He is describing the role played by SKMCH&RC in improving health awareness and in the provision of health care facilities. Faisal Sultan said the Other than supplying cutting edge diagnostic and therapeutic solutions to thousands of people living with cancer, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre has also played an important role in imparting and enhancing awareness amount of the common public through extensive campaigns on several health problems particularly on smoking and breast cancer.
The existence of a high-profile patron such as Imran Khan has helped energize the message about the curability of diseases as well as the need for prevention and early detection.
Additionally, to the treatment of patients and consciousness drives, one impressive and essential contribution to the health sector is the training of health professionals, paramedical personnel, nurses, healthcare professionals, and doctors.
Faisal thought that, through its efforts, the government could alter the entire situation of the prevailing situation. This sector needs to allocate better resources and direction of current funds in an improved manner. Management in the health sector, whether in preventative or curative health is crucial. Currently, only 30% of health is provided by the authorities, that is a ratio. In some specific areas and diseases, the role of the bodies is pivotal.
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