40 percent population suffering from bone related diseases

Karachi: More than 40 percent population of Pakistan is suffering from bone related diseases, which is an alarming situation. Orthopaedic can take place due to various reasons, including deficiency of calcium, vitamin D, low intake of milk and low exposure of sun rays.

This was informed by the Organising Committee of Pak Orthocon Chairman Prof Asadullah Mahar, while addressing a media briefing regarding conference of 26th International Pak Orthocon 2012 featuring evolution and innovation, held here at a local hotel.

The 3day conference organized by Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chandka Medical College of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University Larkana, concluded on Sunday.

On the occasion, Organizing Committee Co-chairman Dr. Manzoor Ahmed Memon, Secretary Dr Zamir Ahmed Soomro, Patron Prof Ali Muhammad Ansari Umair Ahmed of PharmEvo and Coordinator Prof Anisuddin Bhatti were also present.

He further said that disability ratio was increasing mainly due to traffic mishaps and marriages among cousins. He said that people should avoid marriage with first blood relation and should be very careful while driving and crossing roads.

“Training of Orthopaedic staff, including doctors, nurses and others, is need of the hour to tackle situation accurately.”

Trauma centre should be established in every city, where access for citizen should be easy, he said adding that government had establish many centers relevant to Orthopaedic, which did not get success due to different reasons including deficiency of funds. “Timely treatment is necessary in this regard,” he said

He said, “Elimination of disease is possible without surgery for only newly born baby, whereas, adult surgery is compulsory.” Instant treatment for injured people of bomb blast, fire incidents, accidents and other harmful happenings was very necessary to avoid orthopaedic diseases, Mahar added.

There were 10 preconference workshops, nine at Karachi, one at Lahore, which provided hands on training to the junior consultants, specialists, post graduates and other Orthopaedic surgeons. Almost 13 foreign speakers also took part in this conference from different countries including USA, Germany, Egypt, Canada, Malaysia and UAE.