Elderly people more prone to cardio diseases: Dr Sushil

Excelsior Correspondent

Jammu, Jan 7: As a mark of respect to the elderly and a concern for the welfare of this vulnerable section of the society who are otherwise left unattended and ignored as far as awareness and disease prevention is concerned, Dr. Sushil Sharma, HoD Cardiology, GMC Jammu once again, extended a helping hand to promote care for the geriatric population of the society.
A free medical health check-up camp was organized to reach out to the requirements of health issues of the much needy and most abandoned people of the society camped at Old Age Home, Ambphalla. As part of this activity, the doctors were pressed into the service to attend to the needs of these senior citizens in which free medical health check-up was carried out followed by the free distribution of medicines and relevant investigations.
During his interaction, Dr. Sushil maintained that India, the world’s second most populous country, has experienced a dramatic demographic transition in the past 50 years, entailing almost a tripling of the population over the age of 60 years.
“This pattern is poised to continue. It is projected that the proportion of Indians aged 60 and older will rise from 7.5% in 2010 to 11.1% in 2025. An analysis of morbidity patterns by age clearly indicated that the elderly experience a greater burden of ailments compared to other age groups across genders and residential locations”.
Those who were present on this occasion included Dr. Kewal Sharma, Dr. Anitipal Singh, Paramedics and Volunteers included Kamal Sharma, Raghav Rajput, Gourav Sharma, Rajinder Singh, Gurdeep Singh, Harminder Singh, Ankush Gupta, Snehal Gupta, Raj Kumar, Rajiv Vohra and Vivak M. Arya (social activist).


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