KARACHI: Sanofi Pakistan on Friday announced that a series of webinars was held to discuss and debate about the needs of patients of genetic disorders. Special Assistant to PM on Health Dr Faisal Sultan, Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, Professor Dr Huma A Cheema, and Lysosomal Storage Disorders Society President Atif Ejaz Qureshi participated in the webinars. He proposed creation of an endowment fund and public-private partnerships as effective avenues to ensure provision and accessibility of costly treatments for rare genetic disorders. Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin revealed that Punjab is working on genetic disorders and taking a number of initiatives, including legislation. In her concluding remarks, Dr Yasmin asked the organisers to propose a consortium of partners on genetic disorders that will drive the cause.
Source: Pakistan Today May 07, 2021 18:45 UTC