Lahore: The 3-day international conference on cardiac diseases arranged by Punjab Institute of Cardiology concluded at a local hotel, here today. Giving briefing to the media representatives, the Chief Executive of PIC Prof. Bilal Zakariya Khan said that the holding of this conference has greatly helped the local experts from the experience and knowledge of the cardiac experts of developed countries and gaining knowledge about the treatment of complicated heart diseases and difficult procedure.
He said that the holding of such conferences on regular basis give a confidence to the medical experts as well as enable them update their knowledge. Prof. Bilal Zakariya further said that cardiac specialists from America, Britain, India, Saudi Arabia and occupied Kashmir also participated in the conference on the topic of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology. Faculty members of PIC as well as doctors from other countries were also present on this occasion. In response to a question, Prof. Bilal Zakariya said that 16 million rupees have been spent on the conference and the expenditures have been borne by different private institutions and well to do personalities. He said that ECG machine and other medical gadgets have also been received as donations for PIC in the conference. He said that these medical equipments will be used for providing treatment facilities to the poor patients. He further said that in order to save from cardiac diseases we will have to change our lifestyle, food and daily routine. He said that cardiac diseases are speedily increasing and presently 25 percent facilities are available for the treatment of cardiac patients as compared to need, in the country.
He stressed upon the need of setting up of more hospitals in view of increasing diseases. Dr. Amir Bandesha informed that training sessions have also been arranged for doctors, nurses and paramedical staff in the 3-day international cardiac conference so that people associated with medical sector should render their services more effectively for the better treatment and welfare of the patients.