RAWALPINDI (92 News) – The 17th International Cardiac Electrophysiology Conference commenced at Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology and National Institute of Heart Diseases (AFIC & NIHD), Rawalpindi on Saturday.
President Dr Arif Alvi was the chief guest on inaugural session of three-day conference.\
A comprehensive scientific and academic program has been organized during the conference. World renowned cardiac electro physiologists from the USA, the UK, Egypt, Qatar, Lebanon, Turkey and Azerbaijan attended the conference along with experts from Pakistan.
Speaking on the occasion, the President appreciated the standard of patient care at AFIC/NIHD and dedication and devotion of doctors and paramedical staff. He stressed upon the need of concrete efforts for treatment of communicable diseases and emphasized on prevention measures.
He also assured his full support for research and development in the institution and for National Cardiovascular Research Institute.
Earlier, Lieutenant General Muhammad Amir, Adjutant General Pakistan Army and Lieutenant General Khawar Rehman and Surgeon General Pakistan Army received the chief guest on arrival at AFIC & NIHD.