LARKANA: Sindh Graduates Association (SGA) with the cooperation of Welfare Association of Dermatologists (WAD) Pakistan on Sunday organised a free medical camp for skin related as diseases.
During the check-up, as many as 1022 people were found to be infected with skin diseases including communicable as well as dermatological diseases, the latter mostly affecting women and children.
On the other hand, one patient was diagnosed with skin cancer and another with skin TB and both were asked to reach Karachi for free treatment.
Speaking at the occasion, a known dermatologist Dr Manzoor Ahmed Memon said that in rural Sindh, these skin diseases appear due to scorching heat where women, specially, face problems due to the low-quality soap and makeup material, He said during hot weather, water should be used more than usual and light coloured clothes should be used to prevent the adverse effects of heat.
Diabetic and hypertension patients were also examined in the camp as one specialist Dr Ayaz Shaikhjo was also included in the camp who said that today people have become habitual of spending comfortable life in a lavish manner due to which many deadly diseases have increased.
He said exercise is must for everyone for a smooth living.
We use bikes and cars to procure material of daily use from the markets whereas we should go there by foot or early morning walk must be made a habit to live a healthy life, he stated.
Dr Manzoor said many female patients here are suffering from eczema as they have either been infected due to the usage of low-quality substandard washing powder or soap during washing clothes.
He said 387 diabetic patients were examined here in the camp out of which 19 patients who were unaware of this disease.
The doctors were presented traditional Sindhi Ajraks by SGA office bearers including Abdul Lateef Kertio and Sharif Abro.
The residents appreciated this noble cause for the ailing mankind and urged the organisers to arrange such camps in future as well.