Jammu Tawi, November 20
In a significant move to aware the common people about the effects of cardiovascular diseases Dr. Sushil Sharma (HOD Cardiology GMCH & SSH Jammu) organized a day long camp at Shastri Nagar. The camp was inaugurated by Dr Sushil Sharma and T. Anguchuk (Excise Commissioner) along with Mubarak Singh (Vice Chairman JDA) in the presence of Members of the J&K Excise and Commercial Taxes Employee Welfare Society Jammu.
Accompanied by a team of young doctors, paramedics and volunteers, Dr.Sushil Sharma examined members of the welfare Society and people of the adjoining locality for the prevalence of cardiac diseases and other health ailments. More than 150 people were screened; evaluated, diagnosed and free medicines were given as per the requirements. During his interaction with the patients Dr Sushil stated that No doubt the present burden of CVD deaths is an adequate reason for attention but what is most depressing is the rise in mortality rate among the elderly population particularly in the developing countries. Age is the most important risk factor in developing cardiovascular diseases, with approximately tripling of risk with each decade of life. It is estimated that 82 percent of people who die of coronary heart disease are 65 and older.
Dr Sushil Highlighted that the risk factors for CHD in the elderly are the same as in younger patients, including diabetes, Hypertension, Tobacco smoking, Dyslipidemia, obesity, family history and physical inactivity. Vijay Sharma (President of the Welfare Society) , Ajay Gandotra ( MD Save on Medicals) and others who graced the occasion thanked Dr Sushil and his team for their generosity and dedication by conducting a cardiac Awareness cum health check up camp in their area. Others who were part of this kind effort included Dr. Dhaneshwar Kapoor ,Dr Chakshu Mahajan and Dr Arushi Magotra ( Dietician ). Paramedics and Volunteers who were part of the team included Kamal Kishore, Kashmiri Lal, Aman Gupta ,Harvinder Singh , Suresh Sharma,Rajeev Vohra and others.