WORLD DIABETES WEEK: Clinical biochemistry department SKIMS organises weeklong awareness programme

The programme, he said, evoked good response with about 400 patients screened free of cost.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Nov 14 2018 1:10AM | Updated Date: Nov 14 2018 1:10AM
WORLD DIABETES WEEK: Clinical biochemistry department SKIMS organises weeklong awareness programmeFile Photo

To mark the World Diabetes Day, department of Clinical Biochemistry SKIMS carried out a weeklong goodwill awareness programme, which included free service of HbA1c and Lipid Profile to the public.

The focus of the programme was to make the general public aware about the disease, and to advice measures to those with risk factors, said Prof Syed Mudassar HOD Clinical Biochemistry and organiser of the event in a statement.

The programme, he said, evoked good response with about 400 patients screened free of cost. 

“In around 8.35% of the patients with a genetic predisposition, diabetes was detected for the first time. Rest of the patients who were known diabetic got an opportunity to have an idea about their control over the disease and simultaneously the status of lipid profile,” the statement said.

These patients were counselled to attend and follow the respective specialities in general and department of Endocrinology in particular as per the status of the disease. 

Director SKIMS Prof. Omar Javed Shah congratulated the department for these efforts and said the events of such kind “are the need of the hour as they go a long way to mitigate the sufferings of the patients.”

Prof Syed Mudassar expressed satisfaction with the widespread participation and response of the patients. 

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