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Epilepsy is commonest Neurological disorder with 50 million people worldwide

Lahore : Epilepsy (Mirghi) is commonest Neurological disorder with a figure of 50 million people worldwide suffering from it.

Every year 2.5 million new cases are reported in the world. Pakistan contributes 10% of the total disease burden, 2 million people in Pakistan are suffering from epilepsy more common in the rural areas as compared to urban areas. People hide Epilepsy and think that it is the effect of ghosts and black magic but this is not true.

Epilepsy is treatable and curable brain disorder, said the experts at the time of inauguration of 1st EPILEPSY clinic in Government hospitals by honourable Vice Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore.

He also inaugurated state of the art Neurophysiology lab in the Department of Neurology Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore. At this occasion Dr. Muhammad Adnan Aslam, Assistant Professor and Head Department of Neurology brief the audience about Neurophysiology lab as well. Neurophysiology lab includes EEG, video EEG, NCS, EMG. Provision of Evoked potential test for the patients of Multiple Sclerosis is in pipeline.

At the occasion Prof Dr Aamir Zaman Pro Vice Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Prof Dr. Tahira Murtaza Cheema, Dr Muhammad Adnan Aslam Incharge Neurology, Prof. Dr. Ahsan Numan, Prof. Dr. Athar Javaid M, Prof. Dr. Manzoor Ahmad, Dr. Nasrullah, Prof. Dr. Shamsa Humayun.

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