Taking histories of patients over an year, I've realized most of the patients in our wards suffer from
1- Chronic Liver Disease
2-Heart Problems mainly encompassing Congestive Cardiac Failure and Angina.
3-Infectious diseases mainly Tuberculosis, Water and Food borne Diarrhoea.
4- Thyroid related problems.
5- In pediatrics 90 percent of the cases are of Pneumonia,Diarrhoea, Dehydration and Malnutrition.
As our principal pointed out, the only real treatment of Chronic Liver Disease is Liver Transplant which unfortunately is not available in Pakistan. So a person with liver disease has to travel abroad to countries like India, China, UK, and USA. The treatment costs are in excess of a whooping One Crore Ruppees. Since prevention is better than cure, I would advise all of you to get yourself vaccinated against Hepatitis B, a viral agent known to cause Liver Disease. Remember
****Hepatitis is many times more infectious,in terms of percutaneous exposure than the feared HIV virus. The chances of getting HIV after a percutaneous exposure is o.3% , while Hepatitis B is upto 40%. So why are we more afraid of HIV than Hepatitis? I'm not playing down HIV. Just trying to get the point across that Hepatitis is as deadly if not more deadly. And the most important fact is that vaccinations are available for Hepatitis B, unlike AIDS. Hepatitis B has been associated with liver cancer. So, go and get yourself vaccinated.