Larkana: Out of 2700 cops of Larkana district as many as 186 are detected suffering from Hepatitis B or C, sources told PPI on Tuesday.
For this purpose a camp was established at the Larkana SSP office with the cooperation of Chandka Medical College Hospital authorities in which all constables, head constables, ASIs, SIPs, Inspectors and DSPs were directed to get their blood tested for Hepatitis.
PPI learnt that previously a private blood bank was also authorized to carry out such tests and many policemen went there and got their blood screened but those who were detected positive were not provided proper treatment facilities due to which they are still suffering from the disease.
Out of 186 detected cases 120 cops were suffering from Hepatitis C and 66 from Hepatitis B. Seven Assistant Sub Inspectors (ASIs) were detected as suffering from Hepatitis C and two Sub Inspectors found suffering from Hepatitis C and one from Hepatitis B.
These tests were conducted on Hepatitis device kits. The affected cops have been advised to get themselves tested on Alisa machine for further confirmation. Many policemen could not find time to get their blood tested for various reasons including their deployment during frequent visits of VVIPs in Larkana, Moenjo Daro & Garhi Khuda Bux.
The affected cops’ percentage comes to 6.88% which should be taken seriously and the detected cases be provided quality treatment.