We will Provide Full Support to Pakistan Diabetes Center in their Noble Cause: Ambassador of Pakistan to UAE
“The Diabetes Centre – Pakistan (TDC) has been undertaking a noble cause in a professional manner. Pakistan Embassy and Consulate will provide TDC their full support”, said by HE Moazzam Ahmed Khan, Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the UAE in a “diabetes awareness iftar and dinner event” at the premises of Pakistan Association Dubai on Friday, June 2nd. The event was organized by The Diabetes Centre – Pakistan (TDC) and was well attended. HE Moazzam Ahmed Khan, Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the UAE was the Chief Guest.
Earlier in his presentation on Diabetes, the Chairman of TDC, Dr. Asjad Hameed, informed the audience that diabetes is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Diabetes is associated with high rate of hospitalization, blindness, amputation, heart disease and kidney failure, among many other complications. It is also one of the most common non-communicable disease globally. According to WHO report in 2011, about 13 million people are suffering from diabetes in Pakistan and many more are unaware. The estimate is that one in ten Pakistanis is Diabetic. In this scenario, TDC took on the challenge of dealing with the epidemic of diabetes sweeping through Pakistan. We believe that we have a collective responsibility to improve our nation’s health through diabetes awareness, education and health care delivery.
TDC treats patients irrespective of their ability to pay. From its inception, TDC has treated 45000 patients of which 70% have been treated free of charge. We aspire to be a centre of excellence offering comprehensive and compassionate care to the diabetics in Pakistan. Consequently, we are also the largest charity in Pakistan, focusing on Diabetes care, treatment and awareness. Our state-of-the-art hospital is 70% complete. We seek your support to complete this multi-level building project to serve many more.