Free Hepatitis Screening Camps Arranged In FATA

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Free hepatitis screening camps arranged in FATA

PESHAWAR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -7th Sept,2016) : On the directives of Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Iqbal Zafar Jagra, Director Health Services FATA Dr. Jawad Habib Khan arranged free Hepatitis Screening Camps in the targeted areas of Khyber Agency, Bajaur Agency and FR Peshawar in August 2016.

A total of 3080 screening were carried out, in which 176 cases were confirmed for Hepatitis B & C, says a press release issued here on Wednesday.

According to break-up of the figure, the cases in Khyber Agency were 80 in Bajaur 72 and in FR Peshawar 24.

All the above positive cases were reffered to PCR Lab FATA Secretariat Peshawar for final confirmation and treatment, whereas a total of 127 number of patients were tested in PCR Lab and amongst them 60 cases were detected HBS/HCV. All such camps for Hepatitis Screening will be conducted in entire FATA to screen and treat the positive cases.