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PHL Multan celebrates World Hypertension Day by organizing awareness walks and Hypertension Camps

MULTAN: Pakistan Hypertension League Multan Chapter celebrated World Hypertension Day on 17th May 2024 in collaboration with Nishtar Medical University, Chaudhary Pervaiz Elahi Institute of Cardiology, and Pakistan Cardiac Society Multan Chapter. The celebration started early in the morning after Fajr prayer by conducting an awareness walk at Qila Kohna Qasim Bagh which was led by Prof. Dr Kashif Ali Hashmi, Co-Convenor 27th Annual Symposium and Head of Cardiology at Nishtar Medical University Multan, accompanied by Dr Imran Javed coordinator Pakistan cardiac society Multan chapter, Dr. Shehzad Khattak, and many others.

Prof. Dr. Kashif Ali Hashmi leading the awareness walk to
celeberate World Hypertension Day by PHL Multan.

Mega health awareness walk and distribution of awareness material among a large number of the general public present at Qila, while Yoga class was arranged at Qila for both males and females where the importance of such activities and healthy lifestyle was appreciated. After that at Nishtar Medical University Health awareness walk was conducted Led by Prof Kashif Ali Hashmi, Prof Arif Bhatti, Prof Zahra Nazish, Prof Ahmer, Dr Yasir Zaidi, the Nursing college Principal, a large number of medical students, Nurses, and Paramedical staff as well as a representative from the pharma industry.

At Chaudhary Pervaiz Elahi Institute of Cardiology Walk was led by Prof. Dr Tariq Abbas Convener PHL 2024, Executive Director Dr Mujtaba Ali Siddiqui, Medical Superintendent Dr Iqbal and PHL Multan Chapter Co-ordinator Dr. Hamza Ghafoor and a large number of para-medical staff, staff nurses and doctors took part. In OPD Hypertension camps were also arranged. In addition two Hypertension Awareness Camps were also organized at two busiest shopping malls of the Multan Chase Value and Mall of Multan. Many People visited the Hypertension camps and took advice for the management of Hypertension.

PHL Multan celeberated World Hypertension Day by organizing awareness walk. pictyures shows participants of the walk at NMU, Multan.

PHL Multan Chapter also conducted seminars at District Hospital Khanewal and District Hospital Muzaffargarh, in which doctors, Para-medical staff, staff nurses and the general public were engaged. Similarily Hypertension Symposium for General Practician, Postgraduates, and medical students was also organized where Prof. Kashif Ali Hashmi was the main speaker, He highighted the importance of World Hypertension Day, and the management of Hypertension in the light of recent guidelines, and emphasized the importance of correct measurement of blood pressure.

Pakistan Television Multan Centre (PTV) had a public awareness programme at PTV Multan Centre and was Live Broadcast on PTV National on World Hypertension Day, especially for awareness regarding hypertension. Prof Kashif Ali Hashmi was their guest on the occasion Representing Pakistan Hypertension League Multan Chapter and he talked about healthy lifestyle and healthy diet and its impact on well being.

Prof Kashif Ali Hashmi represented Pakistan Hypertension league on Program on FM 101 on world hypertension day. In his speech he emphasized the importance of reduction in salt intake, regular exercise and on balanced diet to control high blood pressure. (PR)

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