KARACHI: Famous television actress and social activist Nadia Jamil said on Monday that she is suffering from epilepsy since 2011 and has been taking regular medicine ever since to live a full-fledged professional life.
This she said while addressing a press conference at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical College National Epilepsy Centre (NEC), in Karachi. She emphasized the importance of public awareness which should reach every nook and the corner of Pakistan about tackling the disease so that everyone understands what epilepsy is and how it is treatable.
Professor Hasan Aziz and Dr Zarine Mogal spoke on the occasion about the history of the NEC and how it has been functioning for the last 10 years.
NEC is the only centre dedicated exclusively towards the management of people with epilepsy in Pakistan since 2007. Qualified specialists closely evaluate, diagnose and manage the patients. The specific diagnostic test – EEG with video recording is carried out here. Each patient is provided 30 days of antiepileptic medicines at a token cost.
To date, 8800 patients are registered with the centre and most of them come for a monthly follow-up and their medicine quota.
National Epilepsy Centre has been able to continue providing quality services to all people with epilepsy through the gracious donations of concerned citizens belonging to all walks of life.
Dr Hiba Mahmud, Masuma Lotia and Shahnaz Ramzi were also present on the occasion.