Fatima Jinnah Medical University organised an awareness walk and seminar under the leadership of Vice-Chancellor Professor Khalid Masood Gondal on World Heart Day.
Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Kamran Khalid Khawaja, Principal Prof. Noreen Akmal, Chairperson Department of Medicine/ Director QEC/ Dena Nursing Prof. Bilquis Shabbir, Registrar Prof. Muhammad Nadeem, Head of Cardiology Department Prof. Bilal S. Mohydin, Senior Registrar Cardiology Dr. Mati Ullah, and other faculty members
were present on this occasion.
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Masood Gondal said that the purpose of this awareness walk and seminar is to create awareness about this disease among the people. Heart diseases are extremely important and are increasing day by day, largely due to the use of a substandard and unbalanced diet and a lack of physical exercise. That’s why early diagnosis and treatment are so important to avoid any unfortunate situations. He further said that, on the directions of the Hon’ble Chief Minister Punjab, the Department of Cardiology at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, affiliated with Fatima Jinnah Medical University, under the leadership of Professor Bilal S. Mohydin, has been extended progressively, and it would ensure the provision of state-of-the-art facilities for the patients.
Principal Professor Noreen Akmal said that the rate of heart disease in pregnant women is 4%. This disease is growing very fast among the young generation, which is alarming, so we need to improve our lifestyle.
Professor Bilal S. Mohydin said that the cause of most deaths in the world is heart disease, the main causes of which are a substandard diet, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, a high level of cholesterol in the blood, and a lack of physical activity. Our goal is to make the patients as well as their attendants aware of how to improve their lifestyle in the future if someone has had a heart attack. He said that the use of excess fatty substances, salt, and sugar should be minimised and that you should ensure the habit of physical exercise in your life. The Department of Cardiology, in collaboration with Fatima Jinnah Medical University and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, is moving towards advanced treatment, including coronary angiography, angioplasties, and CABG. On the directions of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab, the Health Department of Punjab is providing full support in this regard, and soon these facilities will be available to the patients coming to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore.
Speaking at the seminar, the speakers said that majority of population dies due to cardiovascular diseases. The bad part of this is the number of young deaths caused by irregular lifestyle and unhealthy diet. The main among these are uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus, uncontrolled blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels, and smoking. It is necessary for us to make our nation aware of these enemies. On World Heart Day, it is very important to convey the message to the people that, with many simple preventive measures, you can avoid this deadly disease.
EVENT INFO :
- Start Date:October 3, 2023
- End Date:October 3, 2023