RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The 17th International Cardiac Electrophysiology Conference began at Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology and National Institute of Heart Diseases (AFIC & NIHD) in Rawalpindi.
President Dr Arif Alvi was the Chief Guest in the Inaugural Session of the three-day-long Conference.
A comprehensive scientific and academic program has been organized during the Conference.
The world-renowned Cardiac Electro Physiologists from the United States, United Kingdom, Egypt, Qatar, Lebanon, Turkey, and Azerbaijan are attending the Conference along with experts from Pakistan.
While speaking at the occasion, the president appreciated the standard of patient care at AFIC/NIHD and the dedication and devotion of doctors and paramedical staff. He stressed upon the need for concrete efforts for the treatment of communicable diseases and emphasized on prevention measures.
President Arif Alvi also assured his full support for research and development in the institution and for the National Cardiovascular Research Institute.
Earlier, the Adjutant General Pakistan Army Lieutenant General Muhammad Amir and the Surgeon General Pakistan Army Lieutenant General Khawar Rehman received the Chief Guest on his arrival at AFIC & NIHD.