150m Muslims  diabetic patients, 50m fasting in the month of Ramadan

150m Muslims  diabetic patients, 50m fasting in the month of Ramadan

Pak Chronicle Report

Vice Chancellor of DUHS Professor Muhammad Saeed Quraishy has said that in the whole world, 150 million Muslims are diabetic patients, and at least 50 Million of them do fasting in the month of Ramadan.

According to a press release issued by DUHS on Monday diabetes needs to be controlled before and during Ramadan, so diabetics and their loved ones need to be aware before Ramadan so that they can be prepared before the fasting month, he told this while addressing to the participants of awareness walk and seminar organized by the National Institute of Diabetes and endocrinology of Dow University of Health Sciences.

Earlier, the walk started from the main block of Dow University Hospital OPD under the leadership of Prof. Muhammad Saeed Quraishy . Participants held banners and placards, the walk ended on the main gate of Nide. Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Zarnaz Wahid and Director of Nide Professor Akhtar Ali baloch addressed the participants of walk. Professor Muhammad Saeed Quraishy said that Dow University will continue to play its role in community service along with excellent medical education. On this occasion Professor Zarnaz Wahid said that Nide offers physical therapy as well as spiritual therapy. The institute aims to provide free medicines and other facilities to diabetics as well as to strengthen them spiritually. One and a half months before the arrival of Ramadan, it tell the ways to perform this basic pillar of Islam without any difficulty. Professor Akhtar Baloch said that out of the world’s population of more than 7.8 billion, more than 420 million People are suffering from diabetes. In the Muslim population of the world, programs are set up to guide those who are suffering from diabetes and want to fast. He said that since its inception, Nide has been caring for his patients. Annually 50000 patients are being benefited from this institute. Deserving patients are provided with two weeks of medicines, insulin, foot wear and other necessary items. Students from other universities of the city also come here as research fellow. At the end,shields were given to the Vice Chancellor Prof Muhammad Saeed Quraishy, Professor Zarnaz Wahid, Professor Akhtar Ali Baloch, concluded the press release.

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