In Pakistan each tenth individual is determined to have hepatitis B or C. There were 20 million patients of hepatitis B or C in which 15 million were tainted were contaminated with c and 5 million have determined to have hepatitis B. Due to lack of preventive measures and treatment facilities a burden of 2 lakh patients were adding to it.
Just 20 percent patients have treatment under govt. hepatitis control program, while the rest of the patients are still in the holding up list.In the event that the preventive measures including disease control at emergency clinics, appropriate removal of clinical waste and ordinary screening of hepatitis patients and treatment of around 20 lakh persistent were completed at that point still it can take around 20 years to wipe out Hepatitis from Pakistan said senior specialist and Principal Gujranwala Medical College Prof Aftab Mohsin.
He further said that government have lack of resources to curb the threat, and the issue of hepatitis is still are not still in the agenda of international donor agencies. Right now they are focusing on education, mother and child healthcare, polio eradication and TB.
About 5 million patients in Pakistan need urgent liver transplant Surgeries, but we still not have sufficient trained surgeons and the expense of a transplant is about 2 million to 6 million depends on the condition of the patient and status of the hospital. Most of the patients waited for foreigner consultants in private healthcare centers for advice, and they also prefer to get surgery from abroad. In south Asia region India is currently ahead in having better resources and offers low cost treatment of hepatitis.
How we stop the Spread
It can spread by contact of blood of individual with hepatitis. The major winning variable of hepatitis C and B were available in medicinal services offices and furthermore in the community. That incorporates utilization of grimy needles, inability to screen blood before bonding, utilization of unhygienic dental instruments, reuse of extremely sharp steels by hair stylists and helpless framework for irresistible waste removal.
High hazard bunches are sedate clients, social insurance laborers, babies to hepatitis B contaminated moms, family contacts of tainted individuals, people who regularly use blood or blood items and those having various sexual accomplices and with high-chance sexual conduct. Older individuals and HIV tainted people are likewise at more serious danger of getting Hepatitis.
Adaptation of a healthy lifestyle is very much important to fight against Hepatitis. People should avoid administration of unnecessary injections, drips, and should follow careful dental treatment, surgeries and use only screened blood for transfusion, avoid roadside dentists and get children vaccinated against Hepatitis B.
Where Pakistan Stands In the Fight
Right now Pakistan is a long ways behind when contrasted with different nations in the anticipation of the Virus, But in the event that we despite everything chipping away at preventive measures to decrease the spread. The Punjab govt. hold hands with PKLI for the anticipation and control of viral hepatitis, under the direction of WHO and the US places for infection control and counteraction (CDC)
In only four months of the program in excess of 10000 licenses have been tried for Hepatitis B and C, and gave liberated from cost treatment where required with no segregation. This program is presently reached out to 25 areas of Punjab. Presently programs like this additionally would need to be start in different areas
Administration of Pakistan gives free finding, treatment and care to hepatitis patients in all areas through four Hepatitis Prevention and Control programs. Hepatitis C patients currently have free access to new oral meds, on account of work done by the National Technical Advisory Group of hepatitis specialists, which has been instrumental in cutting down the expense of medications for hepatitis C treatment to under 1% of the cost paid in the USA.