LOWER DIR: Jamaat-i-Islami’s youth wing here on Thursday demanded a judicial inquiry into irregularities in renovation work of the Timergara Medical College (TMC) building and purchase of substandard instruments for the Timergara teaching hospital.

Speaking at a press conference at the Timergara Press Club, JI youth wing district president Attiqur Rehman along with local councillors alleged that substandard instruments had been bought for the Timergara teaching hospital.

They said the lawmakers from the district had kept silence on the matter though they knew everything. They said that millions of rupees were spent on the reconstruction of the existing building of a technical college where TMC was to be opened.

The JI youth alleged that no advertisement was published for appointment of the low-grade employees for the college. They also demanded replacement of the TMC project director and alleged that he did not fulfill the given criteria.

They demanded a judicial probe into the recruitment of class-III employees of the TMC and purchase of instruments for the teaching hospital.

WORLD HEPATITIS DAY: The Al-Khidmat Foundation (AKF), a welfare organisation, on Thursday arranged an awareness walk at Zwal Baba, Timergara, to observe World Hepatitis Day. Social activists and health professionals participated in the walk.

They were carrying placards inscribed with slogans regarding prevention of hepatitis.

Later, speaking at a seminar at the AKF hospital Majeedullah, Dr Qiamuddin, Dr Yousaf Khan and others said that about 13 million people were suffering from this disease in Pakistan.

The speakers said that self-medication, heavy use of alcohol and certain medical conditions were among the causes of hepatitis.

They said that timely diagnosis and medical treatment were essential for early recovery of the patients.

Dr Qiamuddin said that dentists and ENT doctors should always use sterilised equipment while treating their patients to avoid transmission of hepatitis.

Published in Dawn, July 29th, 2022

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