Walkathon for ‘Amputation-Free India’ organized

Jammu Vascular Society during Walkathon event at Jammu. -Excelsior/Rakesh
Jammu Vascular Society during Walkathon event at Jammu. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 6: To commemorate the ‘National Vascular Day’, a nationwide Walkathon was organized today across 28 cities of the country as an awareness drive with a resounding message of walk a mile to live with a smile for creating Amputation Free India.
In Jammu the event was organized by Jammu Vascular Society where more than 150 enthusiasts participated in the blog jog starting from Super Speciality Hospital, Jammu. The walkathon was flagged off by Acting Principal, Government Medical College, Jammu, Dr Ghanshyam Saini in presence of senior doctors Dr Gurjit Singh, Dr Mohan Lal, Dr T R Raina, Prof Noor Ali, Prof Sanjeev Gupta, Prof Sushil Sharma, Prof I A Mir, Prof Rahul Gupta, Prof Anita Vig, Dr Mukta MS GMC Jammu, DMS SSH Jammu, State Malariologist Health Officer Jammu along with Jammu Vascular Society members Dr Mohit Arora, Dr Javed Bandey, Dr Rasmeet Kour, Dr Rouf Gul, Dr Bhumika Gupta and Dr Prabhdeep along with other doctors and paramedics and a large number of distinguished persons from civil society including senior police officers, Lawyers, Media consultants, Businessmen and Chartered Accountants.
Organizer of the Walkathon and Convenor Jammu Vascular Society, Dr Arvind Kohli briefed about this year’s grand initiative to bring attention to the importance of Vascular Health while fostering a sense of community and solidarity. He said citizens from all walks of life should join hands together for a healthier, happier and Amputation Free India.
He further said the vascular diseases in India is growing with alarming proportions and that became a silent killers like Pulmonary Embolism ,Carotid artery disease which can lead to brain strokes, Aneurysms which if untreated can lead to complications along with venous disease which have also become more prevalent. Hence measures to control risk factors which are the causes of these vascular ailments should be strictly followed. He said that once diagnosed very early intervention should be initiated to prevent complications arising out of these ailments.