Heart disease has become the leading cause of death worldwide, including in Pakistan.
According to the World Health Organization, there has been a dangerous increase in deaths due to heart attacks, cardiac arrest, and other heart diseases.
The medical experts expressed these views while addressing training workshops on the occasion of Life Savers Day organized by the Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA). Under the PIMA Life Sewers Project, doctors visited more than 189 mosques in 40 cities. The session was held in 84 mosques in Punjab, 42 mosques in Sindh, 37 mosques in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and 5 mosques in Azad Kashmir. The sessions were held at 4/4 places in Lahore and Islamabad, 3, 3 in Karachi, Peshawar and Rawalpindi, and one place in Faisalabad.
Medical experts further said that 46 deaths due to heart disease are happening every hour in Pakistan, 3 years ago this number was only 12, in just 3 years this number has increased to a dangerous level 4 times, CP Many lives can be saved through RK. This process plays an important role in maintaining the heartbeat, blood circulation, and respiration in the affected person.
In these workshops, the experts trained the general public in practical steps of basic life support, funding for research on heart diseases, especially blood pressure, so that the causes and prevention of heart disease in the local population of Pakistan. This was stated by Cardiologists while addressing the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences and Pakistan Hypertension League in Karachi on Saturday.
Speaking on the occasion, eminent cardiologists of Pakistan said that the local pharmaceutical industry should also provide funds to medical students and doctors for research so that research could be done on local causes and treatment of diseases.
On the occasion, the Pakistan Hypertension League and Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences signed a memorandum of understanding to release the first Hypertension Research Award under which a grant of up to Rs 300,000 would be provided to doctors and researchers for research in the health sector. Funding for medical research will be provided by Formio Research Form.
Cardiologist Prof Muhammad Ishaq said that medical research has not been a priority of any Pakistani government, but now is the time for the government not only to provide more funds for the sector but also to legislate for the local pharma industry. Funding from the private sector for medical research Most medical research in Pakistan to date is the result of the personal efforts of doctors and professors. While the people of Pakistan are not only different in physical constitution, weight, and height from the European people, but also the climate and lifestyle is very different from these countries.
Prof. Solat Siddique, President of, Pakistan Hypertension League, said that every second person in Pakistan suffers from high blood pressure, especially women in urban areas of Pakistan who suffer from heart disease due to obesity and high blood pressure.
He said that there is a need for local research for the diseases found in the Pakistani people and their treatment so that the causes of the growing diseases in the population of Pakistan can be prevented and a better lifestyle with treatment for them. Guidelines can be issued.
Shaukat Ali Javed, Editor-in-Chief of Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, said that the purpose of this award and grant is to promote medical research in Pakistan and to attract young doctors to research.