President Zardari for comprehensive efforts to prevent heart diseases

Government of PakistanPresident Zardari for comprehensive efforts to prevent heart diseases

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Asif Ali Zardari has underscored the need to create awareness and undertake comprehensive efforts to prevent cardiovascular diseases in Pakistan.

In a meeting with a delegation of the Pakistan National Heart Association (PANAH) led by its President Major General (retd) Masud Ur Rehman at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Tuesday, the president urged the need to educate people about adopting healthier lifestyles to prevent heart diseases in the Country.

   

The president expressed concern over the rise in cardiovascular diseases and emphasised the need for a comprehensive Heart and Non-Communicable Diseases prevention programme.

President Zardari said that steps should be taken to enforce the display of health advisories about the quantity of sugar in carbonated and sugary beverages.

The head of the delegation briefed the president about the role of PANAH in disseminating information about the spread of heart diseases and its risk factors among the general public.

Major General (retd) Masud Ur Rehman apprised that PANAH had been making efforts to prevent, minimize and control fatalities due to angina, heart failure and heart attack.

The President PANAH informed that the association aimed to educate the people and impart training regarding the recognition of cardiac arrest and providing Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to save lives.

Major General (retd) Masud Ur Rehman further apprised that PANAH had also helped the victims of natural disasters, besides treating poor patients and children.

President Asif Ali Zardari appreciated PANAH’s role in promoting cardiac health and advocating for healthier lifestyles and assured them of his full support in this regard.

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