English Press Release 24.11.2021

Faisalabad. A branch of The Diabetes Centre (TDC) Islamabad will be established in Faisalabad to provide state-of-the-art facilities to the diabetic patients from diagnosis to its ultimate treatment.

Imran Mehmood Sheikh Senior Vice President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) had a meeting with a delegation of TDC Islamabad and discussed the opportunities to provide best possible facilities to the diabetic patients of Faisalabad. He assured that a delegation of FCCI headed by its President Mr. Atif Munir Sheikh will visit Islamabad to review the operation of TDC Islamabad in addition to discuss its expansion and outreach programs. He said that the majority of low income groups are suffering from this disease but late diagnosis damages their eyesight, kidney, heart and other vital parts of the body. He said that TDC must establish its fully equipped branch in Faisalabad on the pattern of Lahore to offer latest facilities to the diabetic patients.

Mr. Imran Mehmood particularly mentions the philanthropic work of the local business community and said that they are always contributing a major role in the social welfare projects. He was optimistic that FCCI members would also take part in the early construction of diabetic centre in Faisalabad. He advised the delegation to remain in touch with Dr. Habib Aslam Gabba to finalize the arrangements for the proposed awareness session and free medical camp for the diabetic patient in FCCI.

Earlier Dr. Khizar Parvaiz administrator TDC Islamabad explained in detail the performance, services and future expansion program of TDC as diabetes was increasing at a much faster rate. He termed it as deadlier diseases as compared to covid-19 and said that lukewarm attitudes towards this disease at an early stage create serious complications. He said that early detection of this disease is imperative to save patients from serious complications. He said that currently 64% patients are treated free of cost from Zakat, however they intend to increase these numbers to 70%. He particularly mentioned a section of “Diabetic Foot” and said that foot ulcer turns into Gangrene necessitating amputation in serious cases. He said that this section has so far saved more than 2500 patients from amputation. He further said that a branch of TDC has been established in Muzaffarabad while more branches are being established in Lahore and Sahiwal where land has already been acquired.  “One the same Pattern Faisalabad centre could be construction”, he said and hoped that the local business community would generously donate for this noble cause.

Dr Habib Aslam Gabba of FCCI and Abbas Bilgrami Chief Consultant TDC were also present during this meeting.

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