Institute of Kidney Diseases arranges symposium on BPH

Health Reporter

PESHAWAR: A symposium on benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) was organized by the Institute of Kidney Diseases (IKD), Hayatabad here on Wednesday with the purpose to promote community urology among the concerned sections of the society.

The function was inaugurated by Prof Dr Mazhar Khan, Director, IKD, at the IKD Auditorium, while the scientific sessions were chaired by Prof Dr Naushad Ali Khan, co-chaired by Prof Dr Nasir Orakzai and Prof Dr Mazhar Khan, and moderated by Dr Ikram, whereas Associate Prof Dr Liaqat Ali served as chief organizer on the occasion.

Apart from this, Associate Prof Dr M Shahzad, Assistant Prof Dr Khalid Farooq, Dr Mohsin, Dr Ihsanullah, resident doctors, general practitioners and medical students as well as people from different walks of life were among the participants.

While addressing the audience, Prof Dr Mazhar Khan said that prostate was a common illness of the ageing men that’s why there was need for much awareness to properly address the deteriorating situation in this context in Pakistan, especially the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Dr Liaqat Ali while giving his lecture stated that delay in prostate treatment was very dangerous for the health of the patients, therefore, if anyone felt any symptom of prostate enlargement, he must consult a qualified and professional urologist to treat the disease in time, adding that surgical treatment of prostate was a safe modality and the patients should not give importance to misperceptions in this regard.

Prof Dr Nasir Orakzai, Prof Dr Naushad Ali Khan, Associate Prof Dr M Shahzad and Assistant Prof Dr Khalid Farooq also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the issue of prostate. They were of the view that awareness was very much important among the public, particularly the urological patients to live a healthy and fit life.

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