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Epidemic of Hypertension,
Diabetes & Medical Conferences
at FiveStar Hotels

Dear Shaukat Bhai,

I had the privilege of going through the main story of the Pulse International issue (March 1-14, 2019) which dealt with focus on Diabetes and Hypertension epidemics.

It was rightly stated that Diabetes and Hypertension cannot be controlled by holding conference and meetings at Five Star Hotels. Rather, Healthcare professionals must target rural areas and urban slums to create awareness and educate the public by setting up Hypertension and Diabetic clinic at DHQ and THQ hospitals.

I fully endorse the view that conference expenditures needs to be controlled by ensuring that only the registered delegates are allowed to participate. Luxuries like Gala Dinners, Banquets music and cultural programs can be eliminated. These expenses should be diverted for creating awareness and promoting preventive strategies. The pharmaceutical trade and industry may be approached who shall be willing to sponsor these awareness camps, clinics in small cities and town where they can be even persuaded to provide needed drugs at concessional prices.

It was rightly mentioned that in countries like Pakistan prevention remains the best option. Every patient coming to see a doctor for any complaint must have his blood pressure checked. This should be practiced by all the doctors as a rule.

I compliment you to highlight a very important issue i.e, epidemic of hypertension and diabetes in Pakistan. Your paper has also recommended to take measures to fight this menace. Allah SWT will reward you for taking up such a vital issue in your newspaper. Your efforts shall definitely help to increase the awareness in the masses about the spread of hypertension and diabetes in our country.

Hope you will continue to wage the ‘Jihad’ against the increasing health issues facing Pakistan.

Saeed Allawala
Karachi - Pakistan.
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Late Prof. Masood Ahmed Cheema

It is sad to hear about the passing away of Prof Emeritus Masood Ahmed Cheema, a pioneer cardiac surgeon of Pakistan. He was posted as a Cardiac Surgeon at Military Hospital, Rawalpindi and was my colleague. He made immense contribution in establishing and development of Cardiac Surgery Departments/Institutions. He trained many cardiac surgeons.

The Nation has lost an eminent Cardiac Surgeon. May Allah bless his soul and give patience to his family to bear this irreplaceable loss Ameen.

Prof. Emeritus Lt. Gen. Mahmud Ahmad Akhtar
Former Surgeon General AMC



Coverage of SMDC Int.
Medical Conference

Dear Shaukat,

Excellent write up on presentations at the Third International Conference organized by Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore.

Prof. Paul Barach
USA
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Thanks. Nice article about SMDC Conference.

Lantos John,
USA.
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Symposium on Leadership 
at University of Lahore

Thank you so much Shaukat Sahib for attending the symposium and also for giving an excellent and detailed coverage of the symposium in March 1st issue of Pulse International.

Dr. Mahwish Arooj
Vice Principal
University College of Medicine,
The University of Lahore
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Many thanks for sharing the link about coverage of Leadership symposium held at University of Lahore. The event has been nicely covered.

Usman Mahboob,
Peshawar.
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Jazakallah Khair Sir. Masha Allah very nice and detailed reporting.

Rehan Ahmed
Islamabad.
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Late Prof. Ijaz Haider

It is sad to know about the passing away of Prof Ijaz Haider. He was a competent psychiatrist, holding highest clinical and academic research qualifications. He had a creative, analytical and critical mind. He was a teacher and a mentor par excellence. The Nation has lost a leading psychiatrist. May Allah bless his soul with eternal peace and grant patience to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss Ameen.

Prof Emeritus, Lt. Gen. Mahmud Ahmad Akhtar
Former Surgeon General AMC

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