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Heart Specialist Becomes Life Centre Star
Tuesday 16th April, 2013

The heart specialist who gave Wigan and Leigh its first class cardiology service will be recognised with his very own star placed in the grounds of Wigan Boroughs’ newest flagship development.

Dr Nayyar Naqvi, whose dedication to medicine and treating the people of Wigan Borough spans over 40 years, will
have his achievements honoured at a special recognition ceremony on Thursday 18th April and will receive a commemorative star placed outside Wigan Life Centre, The Wiend.

Lord Peter Smith, Leader of Wigan Council, will present Dr Naqvi with his special accolade to mark his dedication to his medical career which began in Wigan Borough over forty years ago.

Starting out as a junior doctor in 1970 at Wigan Royal Infirmary, Dr Naqvi went on to set up the cardiology service for Wigan and Leigh Health Authority in 1979 – a service which has helped to treat and improve the health of thousands of people across the borough.

Dr Naqvi’s star will join a trio of famous Wigan faces including Billy Boston, Stuart Maconie and John Winnard, and will be seen by hundreds of local people who visit the award-winning Life Centre every day to access leisure facilities and a host of public, voluntary and community services.

Lord Peter Smith, Leader of Wigan Council, said: “It will be an honour to present Dr Naqvi with his own star to recognise his tremendous contribution to cardiology and looking after the health of local people.”

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