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Awareness campaign on Osteoporosis at FUUAST

KARACHI: Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) Department of Microbiology, Medical Microbiology Association of Pakistan and Dr. Farah Essa Academy jointly launched a major awareness campaign regarding Osteoporosis.

Acting Vice Chancellor FUUAST, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ziauddin participated in the awareness program and encouraged President Medical Microbiology Association of Pakistan Sikandar Khan Sherwani for holding the event.
He said said that osteoporosis is becoming a serious situation in Pakistan day-by-day and organizing such health awareness programs in the university will help create healthy environment.
On this occasion, Acting Registrar Prof. Dr. Zarina Ali said that this disease is increasing rapidly among the women of Pakistan. This effort of Sikandar Sherwani is very important because it gives the students an opportunity to get their bones examined and they also got a chance to discuss it with a doctor so that they can take care of their health.
President of the Department of Microbiology, Dr. Ms. Zeba Imran, said that osteoporosis, is a disease that spreads through bones, and it affects daily routines a lot.
She said that young teachers are always trying to provide better education and training to male and female students.
Event Organizer Dr. Sikander Sherwani said that bone density is the second most important problem in the world after heart diseases. It is the second biggest problem related to human health, he said.
He said that the elasticity of the bones decreases in this disease and they suffer from problems like swelling and softening, thus the bones become weak and the risk of breaking increases.
He informed that 9.9 million people in Pakistan have Osteoporosis and around 7.2% of women suffer from it.
The doctors examined the students during the event and guided them how to take care of their bones to improve their lives.
A large number of teaching and non-teaching employees and students participated in the program. On this occasion, free doctor’s examination and BMD tests were conducted to avoid bone density. At the end of the program, Dr. Sikandar Sherwani presented a bouquet to Acting Vice Chancellor FUUAST Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ziauddin.
Dr. Sikandar Sherwani also presented a shield to Prof. Dr. Zareena Ali.

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M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.