President calls for educating people about adopting healthier lifestyles

Radio Pakistan  |  Apr 23, 2024

President Asif Ali Zardari has underscored the need to create awareness and undertake comprehensive efforts to prevent spread of cardiovascular diseases in the country.

He expressed these views while meeting a delegation of Pakistan National Heart Association, led by its President Major General (Retd.) Masud-ur-Rehman, which called on him in Islamabad today.

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

He stressed the need to educate people about adopting healthier lifestyles to prevent heart diseases in the country.

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

On this occasion, head of the Pakistan National Heart Association delegation briefed the President about the role of his organization in disseminating information about the spread of heart diseases and its risk factors among the general public.

President Zardari appreciated Pakistan National Heart Association'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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