Pakistan is a land of opportunities but a healthy nation required for a better and healthier country to join the humanity of nations with a prestige.
The president Dr Arif Alvi speaking at the inaugural ceremony of 49th Cardio Conference 2019 urged the doctors community more focus should be given on prevention of diseases besides medicines prescription.
The president said there was a need to correct direction in medical institutions where more focus should be given on care besides teach modern medical sciences.
He further said “Your priority must be provision of modern treatment but besides this, you people must be compassionate,”
He added that participating in social welfare activities should also be the main focal point for doctors.
President referring to the rapid rise of cardiovascular diseases said more focus should be given to quality of life besides prevention and balanced and simple diet should be preferred instead of over-eating and taking junk food to avoid the killer diseases.
He said stress in the society, which was one of the reasons of heart diseases, was on the rise and more concentration must be given to live a simple life, and make walking and exercise a regular part of life.
People start doing regular physical exercise by knowing benefit of physical activity in preventing heart diseases which bring positive changes in their lives
The president urged the doctors to serve the patients with dedication and take some time from their busy schedule to reach out to the ailing community in rural areas with the help of modern technology.
Pakistan Cardiac Society (PCS) President Prof Feroz Memon speaking on the occasion said that the rapid rise in heart diseases was a major challenge for the developing world. The growing challenge threatened economic and social development as well as lives and health of millions of people all over the world, including Pakistan.
He informed heart disease was considered as number one disease in the world but now come to number two due to awareness and timely measures to check it.Pakistan is a land of opportunities but a healthy nation required for a better and healthier country to join the humanity of nations with a prestige.