APP31-29 KARACHI: December 29 - President Dr. Arif Alvi addressing the gathering during the 6th Convocation of Karachi Medical & Dental College. APP

KARACHI, Dec 29 (APP):President Dr Arif Alvi Saturday while stressing the importance of prevention in the healthcare system, said majority of the diseases and health issues could be prevented through adoption of a healthy lifestyle.

Addressing as chief guest at the 6th Convocation of Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC) here, the president advised the students to educate people on preventive measures against diseases.
He congratulated the graduates, faculty and administration of the college and said the convocation was an important milestone in the life of the graduates.
Advising the graduating doctors, he said, “Moving towards the professional life, you should realize that the people have a lot of expectations from you as doctors, who come to you in a state of grief. Therefore, you should treat your patients with compassion and it is a fact that treatment with compassionate feelings brings out the best results.”
He said since the medical profession was developing at a fast pace, so their quest for knowledge should continue in their professional life as well.
He also asked the graduates to focus on nutrition to reduce the incidents of stunting, encourage mothers to breast feed their children, and educate women on early recognition of breast cancer.
The president also committed to discuss and explore the possibilities of upgradation of KMDC to the status of university with the Karachi mayor.
Speaking earlier, Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar praised the academic standards of KMDC and pledged his continuous support for future development plans of the college.
KMDC Principal Professor Dr Syed Mahmood Haider briefed the chief guest on the progress of the college and its future development plans.
The convocation was also attended by Metropolitan Commissioner,Dr. Saif ur Rehman and Karachi University Vice Chancellor Dr Ajmal Khan.