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Meghalaya Guv raises concerns on rising number of cardiac deaths in North East

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Shillong, Oct 28: Meghalaya Governor Phagu Chauhan on Friday raised concerns on the rising number of sudden cardiac deaths in India, particularly in the North East region.

Addressing the inauguration of the 21st Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India (North East Chapter) (CSINE) at Marriot Hotel, Shillong, the Governor said changing lifestyle is the main cause of diseases from children to the elderly. He also expressed concerns about the rising number of sudden cardiac deaths in India, especially in the North East region.

Meghalaya Guv raises concerns on rising number of cardiac deaths in North East

He nonetheless lauded the Conference and stated that it was a significant step towards raising awareness about heart disease and encouraging collaboration among experts in the field.

The Governor also commended the state of Meghalaya for its significant progress in improving healthcare infrastructure. He said that the state was committed to supporting the medical community’s efforts in the field of cardiology and was making necessary investments in cutting-edge treatment facilities.

Meghalaya Guv raises concerns on rising number of cardiac deaths in North East

He further said the ideas, solutions, and knowledge shared at the conference would benefit not only the state of Meghalaya but also all of humanity.

Also present were Director of North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Prof. (Dr) Nalin Mehta who graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour.

The Conference organized by the Cardiological Society of India (North East Chapter) in collaboration with NEIGRIHMS will be held from the 27th – 29th of October, 2023 with the aim of providing a platform for cardiologists from different parts of the country to enhance knowledge, review innovative techniques, learn the best guidelines from stalwarts in the field, and communicate, collaborate and form associations.

To mark the occasion, the Governor also released a Souvenir on the day.

CARDIOCON 2023 is participated by eminent national and regional faculties and is expected to be attended by large number of delegates from the North East. As part of the Conference there will be Workshops, Panel Discussions, Debates and guest lectures on important topics.

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