KARACHI: With an average number of 21 patients per day during the first quarter of the year 2022, the health screening exercise of the Institute of Family Medicine at Jinnah Sindh Medical University (IFM-JSMU) , primarily for hepatitis, has shown that weak increased immunity has been reported in patients with anemia and hepatitis B.
According to data shared by the President of the Institute of Family Medicine-JSMU, Professor Marie Andrades, 363 patients visited the outpatient clinic in the month of January, 374 in the month of February and a drastic increase of 945 was reported in the month. Of March.
While addressing the issue, JSMU Vice Chancellor Prof. Amjad Siraj Memon said that to counter the numbers and have a major impact, people should use effective preventative strategies like ensuring regular health checkups, increase their water intake, maintain a healthy life balance through nutritious meals and exercise.
The Institute of Family Medicine’s highly trained consultants provide comprehensive care to patients of all genders and ages for the most common medical issues, including geriatric clinical care, vaccinations, women’s health, smoking cessation care and emergency care, such as nebulization, rehydration, cleaning and dressing of wounds, intravenous/muscular injections, suturing of minor lacerations. The institute also specializes in providing outreach clinical services through the use of mobile units and health camps and in providing health education for chronic infectious diseases and mental health.
The faculty members, including the nursing staff and the provider, of the Institute of Family Medicine-JSMU provide patients with comprehensive and holistic medical care, including curative, preventive and rehabilitative medical care at very low cost.
The institute also treats a wide range of diseases including diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, respiratory tract infections, anemia, urinary tract infections, asthma, chronic lung conditions, arthritis , diarrhea, gastritis, otitis and conjunctivae, depression, anxiety, thyroid. troubles and provided online consultations against Covid-19.