LARKANA: Professor Bashir Ahmed Shaikh, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU), has donated a FibroScan Machine worth Rs20 million to the Chandka Medical College Hospital on Sunday to carry out free of cost various liver tests.
The machine was handed over to the CMCH Medical Superintendent Dr Ershad Hussain Kazmi in a simple ceremony. The machine is used for specialized ultrasound of the liver. It measures fibrosis (scarring) and steatosis (fatty changes) in the liver.
Fatty change is when fat builds up and liver cells. FibroScan will help healthcare providers to learn more about liver diseases. Prof Bashir Shaikh said that the previously cumbersome job of biopsy test was conducted which is very painful for the affected patients but this machine will replace such tests in future.
He said the doctors’ community always think of saving lives and providing better medical healthcare treatments facilities to the ailing mankind. He said there are many doctors in Larkana alone who supply medicines to the deserving poverty-stricken patients free of cost monthly and also bear their operation costs. He said efforts of the doctors should be commended instead of criticizing them on personal issues.