JAMMU, Feb 14: Bringing laurels to the State in general and Health and Medical Education Department in particular, Dr A S Bhatia, Head Department of Biochemistry, Government Medical College Jammu has been elected as vice president of Indian Academy of Biomedical Sciences in its annual meet held at Bhavnagar, Gujarat.
The annual conference was organized by Government Medical College, Bhavnagar and B J Medical College, Ahmedabad. During the annual meet, an International Conference on recent advances in Biomedical Sciences was also organized, which focused on novel trends and insight in the new millennium.
The meeting was attended by more than 400 delegates from all over the country and abroad. Prominent among those who attended the meeting included Dr Hari S Sharma, founder president, from Institute of Cardiovascular Research, University of Medical Centre, Amsterdam Netherland, Dr Lindsay Brown from School of Health and Wellbeing, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia, Professor Thuppil Venkatesh, National Chairman Indian Society for Lead awareness and Research, India, Dr Abbas Ali Mahdi, Chairman and Head Department of Biochemistry King George Medical college Lucknow, Dr V K Kuatala, President Indian academy of Biomedical Sciences (IABS), Air Marshal Dr Pawan Kapoor, Director General Medical Services (Air), Dr V K Misra, interventional cardiologist from Abhu Dhabi, UAE, Prof. S S Shyam, Head department of Biochemistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi and Dr Rajendera Prasad, Head Department of Biochemistry, PGI Chandigarh.
Dr Bhatia presented an invited guest lecture on the development of newer tests to detect the heart diseases at the earliest possible stage of their development in order to reduce the deaths from heart diseases. He spoke in length about the prevailing situation on heart diseases in Jammu region and gave evidence about the importance of its early detection by using new tests which also helps to differentiate heart attacks from other similar diseases.
Dr Bhatia disclosed the wide spread prevalence of Heart diseases in this region of the country. According to the results of the data collected, heart diseases are assuming the shape of epidemic and immediate necessary precautions must be taken to prevent it. Changing life style of new generation, more indoor activities like computer, mobile, internet and lack of physical activities, stressful life, deviation from meditation and yoga, in addition to changing dietary habits are the big contributing factors, he said.