Health threat: Hepatitis cases rising in Balochistan

Health experts say Musa Khel, Loralai and Sibi have the highest number of hepatitis cases in the province


News Desk September 14, 2014

Three districts of Balochistan — Musa Khel, Loralai and Sibi — have the highest number of hepatitis cases in the province, health experts said at an awareness workshop on Saturday Daily Express reported. The number of hepatitis patients has reached alarming levels in Balochistan and the government and international development partners need to take stock of the situation, Dr Luqman Ahmed Butt said. Social mobiliser Wajih Akhtar said that sexual abuse and use of narcotics have given rise to number of patients suffering from HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. Speakers also said that in Balochistan there is no concept of openly discussing issues of adolescent and young adults.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 14th, 2014.

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