Jammu Tawi, November 27
Motivated to keep awareness drive on keeping heart healthy, team of Doctors from Medanta The Medicity Hospital Gurgaon today reached out to the residents of Bishnah tehsil in Jammu.
Led by Senior Director Medanta Heart Institute, Dr Vijay Kohli and Dr Hari raj Tomar (Senior Consultant Cardiology), along with a team from Care India Foundation, Kamla Polyclinic and their Paramedics and volunteers held a day long “FREE Heart Check-up Camp” in a Kamla Polyclinic in Bishnah tehsil.
A long queue of patients was seen waiting eagerly to get their cardiac health checked,from getting their BP checked to Cholesterol tested, around 110 patients were screened and benefitted from the camp, wherein basic heart investigations like ECG & Blood Glucose were provided to all the patients with intention to motivate people to eat healthy and live well by the team of doctors for prevalence of cardiac diseases.
Those who were found having high Blood Pressure, diabetes, problems with Heart Rate and some other symptoms of heart disease were prescribed medicines and told to keep an eye on their heart. The Paramedics, technicians and volunteers were seen enthusiastically taking part in the camp, checking the patients, advising them and guiding them about tests and other requirements.
Medicines were distributed on concessional rates among those found having some symptoms of heart disease while others were advised to go for drastic lifestyle changes.
During interaction with Patients and media, Sr. Director Dr. Vijay Kohli and Dr HR Tomar (Sr Consultant) said the main cause of worry is Hypertension which is likely to end up being an epidemic in the near future, and approximately one-third of our population will suffer from it by 2020, states senior surgeon Dr Vijay Kohli. He adds, “It has been increasing consistently since 1980.
Giving details of the camp, Sudhanshu Sharma (Sr Manager) Medanta told that on the directions of our CMD Dr Naresh Trehan and COO Pankaj Sahni Jammu centre of Medanta OPD Clinic has been directed to reach out to the public in general for “FREE Healthy Heart Checkup Campaign” under our Community Outreach Programme.