In connection with World Heart Day 2012, observed every year on 29thSeptember, Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) held an awareness seminar on ‘Prevention of Heart Disease among Women & Children’.
Dr. Inam ul Haq, Consultant Cardiologist, Federal Government Services Hospital, Islamabad was specially invited by PTCL to speak at the occasion. The seminar was held at S A Siddiqui auditorium in the PTCL Head Quarters premises.
Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP) HR, Syed Mazhar Hussain while speaking on the occasion said that PTCL believes in providing a healthy and safe working environment for its employees, the main objective of this seminar is to create awareness regarding heart diseases amongst our staff, with special focus on Women and Children.”
“PTCL is the only telecommunications services provider in the country which has dedicated medical centers all across the country for providing the health related facilities to its employees.” He further added.
Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Inam ul Haq said that heart diseases are rapidly growing in Pakistan. Previously it was considered that mostly people in advance ages are at risk with heart diseases, however , latest medical research shows that young people, specially children and women are also at the same risk. He further appreciated PTCL for providing health care information and awareness about heart diseases and preventive measures to its staff.
To commemorate the Heart Day, PTCL medical centers also arranged a blood pressure awareness drive at PTCL HQ’s and medical centers. PTCL medical staff gave employees demonstration about blood pressure checking and prevention techniques.