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Epilepsy is a curable disease : Dr. Shahid Mukhtar

Lahore : Epilepsy is neither a mysterious nor an incurable disease, it can be successfully treated by regular use of medicine and all the government hospitals have proper medical facilities regarding diagnose and cure of epilepsy.

This was stated by Dr. Shahid Mukhtar, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Lahore General Hospital here while talking to media today on eve of World Epilepsy Day.

Dr. Shahid Mukhtar said that epilepsy is very common in Pakistan and approximately 20 lac people are suffering from this disease in our country. He said that due to illiteracy, awareness level about epilepsy is very low in Pakistan. In rural areas most of the people approach to saints and peers for treatment in case of epilepsy. A large number of people also consider this ailment the actions of ghosts and do not go to doctors.

Dr. Shahid Mukhtar said that epilepsy is a hundred percent curable disease and a neuro- physician or qualified doctor can be approached to get rid of this ailment. He said that treatment of epilepsy is a long time process and patients should not stop taking medicine without consulting their doctors.

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