World Hepatitis Day 2022: Terming prevention better than cure experts of HMC call for increased awareness of Hepatitis On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day Medical Teaching Institute Hayatabad Medical Complex (MTI-HMC), Peshawar organized an awareness session where experts and staff of the Integrated HIV, Hepatitis, and Thalassemia Control Program participated. Associate Professor Gastro HMC Dr. Imranullah, Registrar Gastro Dr. Muhammad Shoaib, Project Director Integrated HIV, Hepatitis and Thalassemia Control Program Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Asghar Jadoon also attended the event. Speaking at the event, Associate Professor Gastro Dr. Muhammad Altaf said that MTI-HMC has been providing free treatment of hepatitis for the past many years in which facilities are provided from diagnosis to supply of free medicines. He said that since 2017, more than 800 patients have been registered and have been provided all the required services. Addressing the event, Project Director Integrated HIV, Hepatitis and Thalassemia Control Program Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Asghar Jadoon said that there is a need to spread awareness on prevention. He added that the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is committed to spreading awareness and providing free healthcare with the help of different public sector hospitals in the province. During the event, the participants stressed using a new blade for shaving, avoiding drugs, being careful in physical relationships, always using a new syringe, prompt diagnosis, and consulting a doctor immediately. The participants also pointed out that transfusion of infected blood and the use of sterilized surgical instruments can also cause hepatitis, so the public, as well as health care providers, should be cautious. At the end of the ceremony, the participants took a walk and the cake was cut to mark the day.