GMC Cardiology Deptt holds camp in Smailpur

Excelsior Correspondent

Industries Minister Chander Prakash Ganga and HoD Cardiology Dr Sushil Sharma inaugurating health check up camp at Smailpur on Sunday.
Industries Minister Chander Prakash Ganga and HoD Cardiology Dr Sushil Sharma inaugurating health check up camp at Smailpur on Sunday.

JAMMU, Nov 15: Department of Cardiology, Government Medical College and Super-Speciality Hospital today scanned patients in Smailpur area of Samba district.
The team of GMC and Super-Speciality led by HoD Cardiology Dr. Sushil Sharma held a day long cardiac-cum-diabetes awareness camp in a community centre in Smailpur along with a team of young doctors.
Dr. Sushil Sharma took special care in ensuring that his team reached out to the poor and downtrodden with a message of cutting out on sugar.
During the camp, Dr. Sushil and his team not only scanned the patients but also interacted with them briefing them about Do’s and Don’ts of keeping the body free from Diabetes and heart healthy.  He said that people take diabetes lightly until the time, it leads to something serious and at times, even to premature deaths and ill-health. He said “Diabetes often leads to silent heart attacks i.e. a person suffers massive heart attack despite not having any symptoms.”
A little change in lifestyle could make a lot of difference, said Dr. Sushil. He elaborated that it is six times more common with people of south Asian descent. “I am not advising anyone to completely stop taking sugar and other sweetners but a little change in lifestyle could make consuming such substances good for your health.
He further said that awareness and health education programmes are recommended to update the family physicians on early detection and management of diabetes. Dr. Sushil said that need is to further evaluate the effectiveness of the education programmes on biomedical, psychosocial, and lifestyle measures in people to generate awareness about slow epidemic of Diabetes and positive change in attitude of health planners for optimum quality life for our future generations.
Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Prakash Ganga earlier inaugurated the camp and appreciated the Cardiology Department of GMC and Super-Speciality hospital for moving out of the four walls of the hospital, reaching out to the people and apprising them about dangers of allowing too high sugar levels to go unnoticed.

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