First annual cardiac conference held at SKIMS

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“Save Heart Kashmir” – a doctor’s forum aiming at providing timely, integrated and acute cardiac care to patients suffering from life threatening cardiac diseases across the state by utilizing social media as means of communication and medical networking organized its first annual “save heart Kashmir update and conference” at SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) on Thursday. 
Around 100 doctors and 50 peripheral health institutions were felicitated for their exemplary professional services in saving hundreds of precious lives using a social media group under save heart initiative, said a statement. 
The speakers and founding members of the group, Dr Muzaffar Zargar, Dr Irfan Bhat, Dr Nasir Shamas, Dr Imran Hafeez, Dr Rehana Kauser, Dr Taha and Dr Afaq Jalali highlighted the concept, need, details of the save heart Kashmir initiative and its impact in the community.
Patron Save Heart & former director general Health services Kashmir Dr Saleem Ur Rehman, Director SKIMS, Dr Omar Javed Shah, Principal Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar, Dr Samia Rashid, Ex-HOD Cardiology Prof Khurshid Iqbal and HOD cardiology Prof Nisar Tramboo attended the function apart from many officials of health and medical education department.
The event was attended by nearly 200 doctors who are involved in providing integrated cardiac care services voluntarily across the region and represent almost all institutions and strata of healthcare delivery system in the state.

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