Safety protocols must be adapted to inverse radiation affects

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Staff Report KHI: A symposium on theme “Radiation and Health Imaging: Hazards to Healthcare Workers” was organized by Radiation Safety Committee (RSC), Department of Nuclear Medicine, Ziauddin University Hospital.


The symposium was aimed at spreading awareness and knowledge about hazardous aspects of radiations and handling protocols of radiations by healthcare practitioners and workers.


Mr. Syed Mishkat Ali Jafri, Principal Scientific Officer Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) was also present at the occasion who detailedthe basics of safety procedures, the principal functions of PNRA inmonitoring theradiation exposureand ensuring the safe handling of radiation in Pakistan, andhow to applyradiation safety standards in various fields. He said “Our foremost objective is to safeguard radiation workers, generalpublicand the environment from the adverse impacts of radiation.”


Dr. Nosheen Fatima, Chairperson Radiation Safety Committee and head of department Nuclear Medicine, Ziauddin University Hospital emanated the significance of Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) in dependable radiation therapymeasures. She sought the need for augmenting a safe environment at practices involving radiations.


She said, “We are all exposed to radiation from the sun, rocks and food and other natural resources.”


Large number of healthcare workers, professionals from medical profession, students participated in the symposium.


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