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Ufone, TDC collaborate to mark World Diabetes’ day

ISLAMABAD, November 13, 2015: Ufone; a top- tier telecom operator in Pakistan has joined hands with The Diabetic Centre (TDC); a non-profit organization, to mark this years’ World Diabetics Day, by setting up a health camp at Ufone Tower.

Under this collaboration, TDC provided specialized diabetologists to Ufone to conduct several free tests including blood sugar screening, cholesterol level monitoring, Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure and foot neuropathy exclusively for Ufone employees, under its CSR activities.

Regarding this initiative, Mr Amir Pasha, Head of PR & CSR Ufone said, “All Ufone employees are like our family members, so being part of the family we feel it’s our responsibility to be on the lookout for their well-being. This session would create much needed awareness about diabetes, preventing the onset of the disease while compelling people to follow an active lifestyle.”

Adding his comments, Mr Asjad Hameed, CEO, The Diabetic centre (TDC) said, “Prevention is better than cure’, keeping that in view we at TDC are focused on increasing health literacy and awareness about diabetes, which is reflected in this collaboration with Ufone.”

He added, “Moreover, we intend to develop capacity in healthcare sector for diabetes management by delivering quality clinical services that result in improved patient outcomes regardless of the ability of patients to pay.”

The World diabetics’ day initiatives included: A health camp followed by a diabetes awareness session and last but not the least; a walk near Ufone tower symbolizing importance of the day.

About Ufone: Ufone the leader in innovation is an Etisalat Group Company with its presence in all the major cities of Pakistan along with a comprehensive coverage across all major towns, villages and tehsil headquarters of the country. The company employs more than 4,780 people and operates with a network of more than 388 franchises and 23 company-owned customer service centers.

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