The number of diabetes patients in Pakistan is more than 33 million

The number of diabetes patients in Pakistan is more than 33 million, out of which millions of patients cannot afford to take daily medicines and inject insulin.

To save millions of deserving diabetes patients from complications, the provincial and federal governments should immediately initiate drug and insulin delivery programs.

Addressing the 20th annual conference of the Pakistan Endocrine Society, renowned health experts from across the country said that due to the speed with which diabetes is spreading in Pakistan, it is feared that by 2045, the number of people suffering from this disease in Pakistan will increase. 6 crore will reach 20 lakhs.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the conference, President of Pakistan Endocrine Society Dr. Abrar Ahmed said that endocrine gland diseases including diabetes, obesity, thyroid gland diseases and other diseases including osteoporosis are increasing in Pakistan.

He said that Pakistan cannot treat millions of people suffering from all these diseases, while millions of them cannot afford to take medicines on a daily basis and get expensive treatment.

In these circumstances, it is imperative that the government immediately initiates a program to provide new modern medicines to the deserving patients on a daily basis, while the Pakistan Endocrine Society, in collaboration with the federal and provincial governments, initiates public awareness and disease prevention programs. It has already started.

The Pakistan Endocrine Society has initiated public awareness programs under the MoU with the governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, while a pilot project has been launched in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, resulting in awareness among the public about diabetes and other diseases. Preventive action has been initiated.

On this occasion, health experts associated with the project named Discovering Diabetes said that the number of diabetes patients in Pakistan is more than 20 million, while there are about 20 million people who do not know that they are suffering from diabetes.

Pakistan Endocrine Society has launched the Discovering Diabetes Project in collaboration with local pharmaceutical company Pharm Evo for timely diagnosis of such patients, under this project a free helpline has been set up where people at risk of diabetes can be called for guidance. And can avail evaluation facility including free testing.

Agha Sadiq, project manager of Discovering Diabetes, said that people above 35 years of age who have diabetes in their family can call 080066767 for free guidance and diagnosis of their disease.

The three-day long conference was addressed by renowned experts in diabetes and endocrinologists of Pakistan, including Prof. AH Amir, Prof. Zaman Sheikh, Dr. Javed Raza, Prof. Najamul Islam, Dr. Urooj Lal Rehman and local and foreign health experts.

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