JAMMU, Nov 29: Cardiol-ogy Department of Government Medical College and Super-Speciality Hospital (GMC&SH) today held a cardiac awareness camp in Patri area of R.S.Pura tehsil of Jammu district.
The camp was more about screening heart patients, advising them required medicines, calling them up for routine check-up in the hospital and enrolling those requiring special cardiac care. Led by HoD Cardiology Dr. Sushil Kumar Sharma, the team of doctors and paramedics scanned the patients one by one, giving every patient more than required care and help.
The camp bear special significance since it was held at a place where the Hindu saint Shri Shri 1008 Swami Vishwatm-anand Saraswati Ji had come to bless his disciples. More than 300 patients were screened in the camp.
Dr. Sharma interacted with patients and advised those detected with High Blood Pressure (BP) to take special care of themselves especially during the winter season. “Winters are often troubling for heart patients. They have to take special care of themselves and ensure they avoid exposing themselves to the early morning cold and late night drop in temperature,” he added.
He said “Usually, the blood pressure remains a little high due to generalised vasoconstriction and increase in sympathetic overdrive. There is less loss of salt from the body since the body remains covered. Thus both systolic and diastolic pressures increase. This has to be ensured that you take proper medicine if you are hypertensive.” He added that high blood pressure is not good for both heart patients as well as those who have not been detected with heart disease.
“Those who are hypertensive should take proper medicine before moving out of home or going out in cold,” added Dr. Sharma. He further said that people should always keep an eye on their blood pressure in winters and should not be looking for symptoms to do the same. “High Blood Pressure is often asymptomatic and those who think that it will have symptoms are living in fool’s paradise. Hence, one should keep an eye on blood pressure during winters,” added Dr. Sushil.
Earlier in the day, the camp was inaugurated by Shri Shri 1008 Swami Vishwatmanand Saraswati Ji and HoD Nephrology Dr. S.K.Bali. He cut the ribbon and blessed the doctors and others who were part of the team organising the camp with his kind words. “If peace, non-violence and love are spread all over; diseased people will decrease in number. Let love flow all over and people realise futility of anger, hatred and violence. The giant killers are these three diseases which if eradicated would make this world heaven for one and all,” said Swami Jee.
Apart from HoD Cardiology Dr. Sushil Kumar Sharma, other doctors who were part of the team included Dr. Mohi Kalsotra, Dr. Vijay Kumar, Dr. Dhaneshwar Kapoor and Dr. Anchit Singh. The paramedics who formed the team alongwith volunteers included Gourav Sharma, Vikas Kumar, Lokesh, Mohan Krishan, Harvinder Singh, Sandeep Singh and Mahesh Khajuria.