Public education must to mitigate CVD burden: Dr Sushil

HoD Cardiology GMC & SSH Jammu Dr Sushil Sharma examining patients at R S Pura on Sunday.
HoD Cardiology GMC & SSH Jammu Dr Sushil Sharma examining patients at R S Pura on Sunday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, July 7: Educating the public about signs of cardiovascular diseases and the importance of calling emergency help is an important step in improving the chances for survival and minimizing the damage that can occur due to the onset of cardiovascular diseases , said Dr. Sushil, HoD Cardiology GMC, on the sidelines of a cardiac awareness camp  at Baba Diwan Mandir, RS Pura , Jammu.
The camp was inaugurated by Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Verma along with Dr Sushil .
More than 300 people were screened, evaluated, diagnosed and free medicines were given as per the requirements.
During the interaction with the people, Dr Sushil stated that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death across the globe but many are unaware of their individual risk.
“We commonly observe that most people especially young irrespective of age , don’t think they will have a stroke or heart attack. Nevertheless, it happens. We all come across score of individuals in our communities who have suffered either event, from mild coronary event or stroke to a permanent disabling or fatal one. Keeping in view the present set of circumstances and issues concerning availability of doctors, accessibility of local populace to health system and other socio-economic hiccups, it is difficult to screen and advise every single individual about the prevalence of CVDs and suggesting viable remedies thereof.  At this juncture, educated lot of the society has a key role to play,” Dr Sharma said.
Others, who were part of this compassionate move included  Dr Dhaneshwar Kapoor and Dr Syed Raheela . Paramedics and Volunteers who were part of the team included, Raghav Rajput, Gourav Heera , Vikas Kumar, Gourav Sharma, Amandeep Singh, Harvinder Singh , Rajinder Singh, Suresh Raina  and Akshay Kumar.