As a prelude to the World Diabetes Day, the department of Clinical Biochemistry SKIMS is holding free screening camp for diabetic patients.
"We will be carrying out free screening and awareness activities during the Diabetic Week which will focus on the education and screening of families of diabetic patients who remain at high risk for developing diabetes because diabetes has a high index of being hereditarily transmissible," the department said in a statement.
"To recognize, detect diabetes early from its onset especially in genetically vulnerable populations, the department, apart from carrying out other awareness activities shall be providing free services of HbA1c and lipid profile which will be available on 7th, 10th and 13th November on first come first serve basis near the OPD sample collection counter (Room No.116) of the hospital from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Patients who desire to avail the opportunity need to come after an overnight fast. Moreover, the patients can have answers to the queries if any by calling the helpline numbers 7006927171 (Dr Taha); 9596503543 (Dr Gulzar) before 6 pm during this week," the statement added.