Karachi: Renowned physicians and cardiologists have stressed the need of regular physical exercise and use of vegetables and fruits for keeping the heart healthy and free of any disease.
They said this on the launching of book titled “Heart and its care” by Prof. Doctor Muhammad Ishaq. The program was attended by prominent physicians, surgeons, heads of various medical colleges, cardiologists and a good number of eminent citizens. Chief guest Administrator KMC Muhammad Hussain Syed in his address said the present life style was responsible for people suffering from cardiac and physiological disorders.
He said the number of cardiac patients in Pakistan had reached an alarming level. The desire to get rich overnight and the race for this contest has changed our life style and this has resulted in people suffering from diseases like high blood pressure, sugar and mental and cardiac disorders. We will have to change our thinking and this could be achieved by promoting education among the masses.
Administrator Karachi said the KMC was running a total of 293 small and big health care institutions in the city and a sum about 50 to 60 crores per month were incurred on this. Top among the list of these institutions were Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases and cardiac care centers in Landhi and Shah Faisal Colony while Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Sarfaraz Rafique Shaheed Hospital, Sobhraj Maternity Home, Lyari General Hospital, Gazdarabad Maternity Home and other KMC run hospitals were providing free of cost health care and medical treatment facilities to patients.
He said citizens should read this book which gives them the ways to protect their heart. He on behalf of KMC announced to bear all the expenses incurred on the Urdu translation and publication of this book.
The head of Dow University of Health Science Prof. Doctor Masood Hameed Khan said the implementation of health care system was a must in the country as you could only stay healthy by taking care of your health. Citizens need to have awareness about the heart disease and how to prevent them. Self medication sometimes led to heart attack or other complexity. It would be better to consult with the physician.
Dr. Maqbool Jaffery in his address said it was quite easy to avert from high blood pressure, sugar and heart diseases and it only needs a little bit care of one’s health.
Prof. Dr. Waqar H. Kazmi, Drama Writer Fatima Suryya Bajia, Zubaiba Tariq, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ishaq, Actor Shakeel, Dr. Waqar Azeemi and others also spoke on this occasion. In the end the writer Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ishaq presented his book to the chief guest KMC Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed.
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