WORLD DIGESTIVE HEALTH DAY-2021: OBESITY AN ONGOING PANDEMIC

PSSLD celebrated the WORLD DIGESTIVE HEALTH DAY-2021 on 23rd May, 2021. Based on OBESITY AN ONGOING PANDEMIC that was the theme of this year’s World Digestive Health Day, the Express Media Group hosted a webinar in collaboration with PSSLD that was appreciated widely and joined by a majority of Gastroenterologists, experts and medical students from across Pakistan. The session was moderated by the Dr. Zaigham Abbas, who is the president of PSSLD and the Head of Department of Gastroenterology at Dr. Ziauddin University Hospital in Karachi. He explained that the obesity is spreading rapidly like a pandemic all over the world including Pakistan. Other speakers like Dr. Shahid Rasool from Madina Hospital Faisalabad attributed the major cause of diabetes to fatty liver. At the end of session, Dr. Zaigham Abbas thanked the valuable participants and the Express Media Group, urging them to arrange the similar events in the future to stress the need to help eliminate liver diseases. Moreover, Dr. Zaigham Abbas concluded the session with the remarks to change our lifestyle and diet to avoid obesity that results in chronic liver diseases.