Seminar on :Tuberculosis: its prevalence in KPK and the ongoing research in the field.

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One Day Seminar Titled: “Tuberculosis: its prevalence in KPK and the ongoing research in this field” held in Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar

Department of Microbiology, SBBWUP organized one day seminar on Tuberculosis: its prevalence in KPK and the ongoing research in this field” along with a poster competition at Main Campus, SBBWUP.

The event started with the recitation of Holy Qur’an.  Ms. Marrukh Khattak, Incharge Department of Microbiology welcomed the guests.

The Chief Guest and Resource Person of the seminar was Dr. Muhammad Siddique from Hayatabad Medical Complex who was also Judge for the Poster competition accompanied by Dr. Farhat Humayun, Incharge, Department of Bioinformatics and Dr. Ambreen, Lecturer, Department of Computer Science. The main objective of the seminar was to know the status of the disease in this region and to help in determining the main factors responsible for causing the disease.

Dr. Muhammad Siddique, Resource person for the event enlightened the students about Tuberculosis, its symptoms, causes, preventive measures and treatment of the disease. While addressing the participants, he shared research progress and practical figures relating to TB. According to him, 1/3rd population of the world is affected by the disease where as among 22 most exposed countries to TB, Pakistan stands 5th on the ranking chart. According to the statistics, TB caused more than 1 million deaths in 2010 and per year 43,000 cases are reported in Pakistan. Whereas Pakistan contributes about 61% to the TB burden in the Eastern Region. At the end of his presentation he concluded that TB is a curable disease if it is diagnosed at an early stage and if appropriate treatment is given to the patient. In Pakistan, fortunately the success rate of the treatment in reported cases is 91%. The lecture ended with the Question and Answers Session.

The vote of thanks was given by Major (R ) Amnanuallah Khan He thanked the chief guest and  the participants and declared  the lecture to be very fruitful. He appreciated the efforts made by the Microbiology department and quoted that the awareness should be spread among masses so that the society may adopt preventive measures in order to eradicate this disease

The seminar ended with  Prize and certificate distribution among the students who presented posters and shield to the resource person Dr. Muhammad Siddique.