PTCL Holds Hepatitis Awareness Drive

Dr. Tariq Saeed, Medical Specialist PTCL giving information on ‘Prevention of Hepatitis’Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) organized a seminar on ‘Prevention and Awareness of Hepatitis’ at a local school in Karachi as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

PTCL is organizing a nation-wide drive to create awareness about Hepatitis and its preventive measures.

Dr. Tariq Saeed of PTCL Medical Services while giving information to students said, “Hepatitis is growing at an ever alarming rate now, with women and children at an increasing risk”.

“More than 12 million Pakistanis are infected with hepatitis due to frequent use of therapeutic injections, re-use of syringes, inappropriate sterilization practices and poor hospital waste management,” Dr Tariq said.

“At the community and individual level, certain behavioral practices increase the risk of these infections substantially and it is the responsibility of every single one of us to confront this disease”, Dr. Tariq added.

Syed Mazhar Hussain, PTCL Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP) HR commented, “PTCL believes in empowering the youth of the country and the current drive is a continuation of this vision. The company believes in conducting its business in a manner where it is positively contributing towards the growth and development of the society.”

It is worth mentioning here that the PTCL is one of few companies in Pakistan which has dedicated medical centers catering to the health needs of its employees and their families nationwide. 

  • brilliant initiative by ptcl towards health. Other companies should follow these kinds of steps for the health awareness in our country.

  • Ptcl yaar ap chaaa gaye hein. Hamare mulk wakai esi drives or programmes ki bohat zrorat hai jis se mulk me sehat k baare me awareness mil sake. Q k Jaan hai tou jahan hai. :)

  • This is yet another great initiative by PTCL for awareness of serious diseases.In our developing country, this is a significant step to spread awareness among our people where this disease is getting its root at alarming rates..

  • I read the full blog but the last few lines really catch my thoughts. I am very concerned about health especially the disease of hepatitis, because i lost my family member due to this disease. Ptcl’s step towards the health is really appreciable. Hope the seminar held in my college too.

  • PTCL has kindled a light in the darkness where all Telecons are spending their money and energy in finding ways to cheat the poor Pakistanis. CEO’s of other Companies must follow. such ventures in one way or other. This news is better than a multi million rupees advertisement clip on electronic media to earn a good will of Consumers. Long live PTCL and keep it up going by other humanitarian ventures.

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