ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Mamnoon Hussain has stressed the need for raising awareness and prevent people from getting complex fatal disease of stroke besides expanding provision of maximum treatment facilities to such people.
In his message on the occasion of World Brain Day being observed on Saturday (July 22), the president said that at a time when every sixth person in the world is getting affected by complex and fatal disease of stroke it is imperative that awareness should be raised among the public to enable them to protect themselves from this disease by adopting preventive measures, he said
The president said that all efforts to raise awareness and prevent people from getting affected from such complex diseases were akin to serving the humanity.
Similarly, he said that other related diseases which cause deaths and paralysis were treatable which could be overcome by adopting preventive measures.
Mamnoon Hussain said that efforts should be made to adopt healthy life style by shunning habits causing this disease like smoking and other such unhealthy activities.
The president said that not only relevant government departments in cooperation with welfare institutions should undertake all necessary steps to raise awareness among the people but also the scope of efforts to provide maximum facilities for treatment should be expanded.
President Mamnoon commended the efforts of World Federation of Neurology and World Stroke Organization.