Screening campaign to make IUB first Hepatitis free varsity


our correspondent
A mega screening and vaccination campaign to make Islamia University of Bahawalpur, the first Hepatitis free university of the country began this morning at Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus. As many as 30,000 students, faculty members and employees of the university will be screened, tested and provided vaccination and treatment.
This campaign is part of Govt. of the Punjab Hepatitis Control Program and being executed in the Islamia University of Bahawalpur through District Health Authority Bahawalpur. Dr. Athar Mahboob, VC inaugurated this activity in the presence of Suhaib Ashraf, DPO Bahawalpur, Ghulam Yasin, Chief Executive, District Health Authority Bahawalpur, Dr. Auranzaib, Focal Person Punjab Hepatitis Control Program, faculty members, officers and students who were gathered in large number on this occasion.
The Vice Chancellor said that this activity has been initiated in line with the vision of Honourable Prime Minister of Pakistan to make the country free from diseases including Hepatitis. The Health department of the Punjab on direction of Honourable Chief Minister Punjab has made the large scale arrangements at the University to smoothly facilitate thousands of students and employees.
The Vice Chancellor also appraised that a vaccination center will also be setup in the University with the support of District Health Authority Bahawalpur for treatment of Hepatitis patients.